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Icon of the event Imagining technology: the genius of J. M. W. Turner's
Thu May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join Professor Duffy to discuss J. M. W. Turner's ...

Icon of the event Ted Schmidt:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Icon of the event Author Visit: Kevin Sylvester
Wed Jul 04, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Alderwood

Kevin Sylvester will present stories from his award-winning series The Neil Flambe Capers and MINRs, as well as stories from his many non-fiction books. Kevin will also present his patented 5-second cartooning class. Kids won...

Icon of the event Seeing Red: The Handmaid's Tale as Feminist Dystopia
Mon May 07, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Although Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985, contemporary readers have embraced the book (and the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation) as a cautionary tale for our times. For many, its dysto...

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

Icon of the event Crime Writers of Canada: Murder in the Afternoon
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Crime authors Mel Bradshaw, Melodie Campbell, Elizabeth J. Duncan and Lynn McPherson will speak about their work and writing the crime novel.

Icon of the event How Poetry Changed My Life
Mon Apr 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join award-winning poet and debut novelist Catherine Graham as she shares her personal journey into poetry during National Poetry Month. She will also read her poems and share the stories behind them. Gain insights into poetr...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Mon May 14, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Alderwood

Join us as we learn from a 4th generation beekeeper the benefits of beekeeping. The author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive", Anatole Yarmosh, demonstrates how to not only build a compact, simple to manage beehive b...

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Thu May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Charlotte Fielden's newest book: WHO WILL REMEMBER? Is a crime novel about a group of seniors who participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer?s in Mexico, and find unexpected challenges, rewards, and fulfillment. Drop in.

Icon of the event From Gold Mountain to Model Minority, how far have we come?
Wed May 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

This talk navigates through the subjects discussed in Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, a recent group exhibition about Chineseness, Canadianness and Community at the University of Toronto Art Museum, which offered in...