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Icon of the event The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

Icon of the event Hallelujah: A Leonard Cohen Sing-Along
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Join an all-star cast of friends, colleagues and fans of Leonard Cohen as they tell stories about the artist?s unique life and contribution to song ? then sing along as some of his best known songs are played in a public sett...

Icon of the event Comic Arts Workshop with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Fairview

In this introduction to the art of drawing comics, illustrator and comic artist, Jillian Tamaki, will show teens some cartooning basics through cartooning games and a takeaway exercise.

Icon of the event Graphic Novel Workshop with Chad Solomon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Join Chad Solomon, member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation and co-author of the Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels for an interactive writing workshop. Learn to create a single graphic novel page, from story concept to page...

Icon of the event Author Visit- Arif Anwar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us as we host author of 'The Storm', Arif Anwar. Arif was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay of Bengal. He previously worked for BRAC, one of the world?s largest non-governmental organizations, on is...

Icon of the event Shakespeare And...Astrology
Fri Nov 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Since the worldview of Shakespeare's time includes the spheres of the planets, his plays are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena. This talk explores Shakespeare's use of astr...

Icon of the event Ocean Protection with Author Sonia Faruqi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Author of the critically acclaimed book Project Animal Farm, Sonia Faruqi will discuss the importance of ocean conservation and the threats faced by the ocean, including coral reef bleaching and water pollution. These themes ...