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Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...

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Mon May 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Richview

This talk will look at some of Leonard Cohen's songs, poems, and especially his novel Beautiful Losers and address the mystical vision underlying these works. For Cohen, loss was not just a measure of defeat, but a chance to ...

Icon of the event Meet the Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue May 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

They write mysteries because they love 'em....

Icon of the event Calls Across the Pacific- An Author Talk with Zoë S. Roy
Wed May 31, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Call Across the Pacific tells the story of a Nina Huang. Amid the Chinese Cultural Revolution, she says goodbye to her boyfriend and sneaks across the bay to Hong Kong. Years later, as a journalist in Canada, Nina travels bac...

Icon of the event The Power of Names: Author Talk
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Author Dr. Mavis Himes discusses her new book "The Power of Names: Uncovering the Mystery of What We Are Called" .She describes how personal names and family names shape our lives as well as the derivation and historical impo...

Icon of the event Fun with Physics: A Cartoon Look at the Nature of Reality
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

What would happen to you if you fell into a black hole? Why is Dark Matter so mysterious? These are some questions that will be explored with a visual showcase of cartoons and comics. A presentation by Rina Piccolo....

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Tue Jun 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Beaches

Join award winning Mystery Writer M.H. Callway who will share her experiences getting published. Her thriller "Windigo Fire" was critically acclaimed. She also founded "Mesdames of Mayhem" a collective of established women cr...

Icon of the event Canadian Authors Panel in Honour of Canada's 150th Birthday
Thu May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Wychwood

Enjoy the discussion of a panel of authors of Fiction and Non-Fiction. The panel consists of Linda Silver Dranoff, Charlotte Fielden, researcher Lois Secord Steen & Sharon Marcus. Books will be available for signing....

Icon of the event Catherine Leroux: The Party Wall
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Nominated for Scotiabank Giller and winner of the prestigious France-Quebec Prize, Catherine Leroux on the intricacies of human relationships and