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Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Wed Mar 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

In his new book, Straight Talk on Your Money, Doug Hoyes, CA, CPA, skewers 22 of the financial myths that, when followed, lead to financial disaster. Most financial mistakes people make are the result of blindly following con...

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Tue Mar 13, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you're constantly broke....

Icon of the event Literary Love: Authors on Writing and Marriage
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Married authors Rebecca Rosenblum and Mark Sampson both released popular and critically acclaimed novels in 2017. The couple will read from their work and discuss their writing along with the joys and challenges of being marr...

Icon of the event Anti-Vax, Pro-White Privilege: Expat Communities as Enclaves of Disease Outbreak
Wed Jan 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What happens when anti-vaccination discourses are exported to developing countries from North America and Europe? How do they influence local communities already struggling to eradicate infectious disease?...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

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 Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song....

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Wed Feb 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you're constantly broke....

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the r...

Icon of the event An African Story with authors Dwayne and Uchenwa Genus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Dwayne and Uchenwa discuss their first novel and share the historical biography of Nkechi Iroaga's life growing up in Nigeria and her experience during the Nigerian-Biafran civil war in the 1960's, and how she escaped to Cana...