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Icon of the event Elena Ferrante and Naples
Thu Jan 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

In this lecture about Elena Ferrante's "Neapolitan Novels," Franco Gallippi examines the character Lila in relation to the two most important legends tied to the foundation and the destiny of Naples: the myth of the Siren Par...

Icon of the event Canadian Women in the Sky:  100 Years in Flight
Tue Mar 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Elizabeth Muir, author of Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight, tells the story of how women in Canada first boarded planes, then became pilots and eventually astronauts....

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Tue Feb 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Woodside Square

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Illustrating Children's Books
Thu Mar 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Aries Chung presents an overview of the process of illustrating a children's book from initial ideas to the production of ?camera-ready? artwork. Basic art theories and visual psychology will be discussed. Hands-on exercises ...