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Icon of the event Killing and Counting Vampires in I Am Legend: The Mathematics of Dystopia
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

The publication of I am Legend in 1954, Richard Matheson's novella about a vampire apocalypse, was a pivotal moment in the history of vampire stories. It marks the midpoint between the predator Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel ...

Icon of the event Eh List: Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished authors: Katherine Ashenburg (Sofie & Cecilia), Heidi Sopinka (The Dictionary of Animal Languages) and Sarah Meehan Sirk (The Dead Husband Project) will be discussing their recent works.

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 Bonnie Stern: Spotlight on Israeli Cuisine
Wed May 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for Bonnie Stern's discussion and presentation of slides from her most recent culinary trip. Not only will she show you why Israeli cuisine has become one of the hottest trends in the international culinary wor...

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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 Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, ...

Icon of the event Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished writers, Katherine Ashenburg, Heidi Sopinka and Sarah Meehan Sirk on their recent books: ...

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 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 ...