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Icon of the event The Amazing Universe
Thu Sep 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agincourt

Alien worlds, extraterrestrial life, the birth and death of stars, cosmic catastrophes, black holes, dark matter and dark energy: the real universe is more amazing than anything found in science fiction! With Dr. John Percy, ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Charles Foran - Planet Lolita
Thu Sep 18, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Novelist, journalist and non fiction writer Charles Foran sets his latest novel amid the turmoil of the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong. There he introduces us to a young bi-racial "half-half" girl as she explores the consequenc...

Icon of the event And what will I do with the rest of my life?
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

This workshop will support you in figuring out what you really want to do with the next part of your life. With the help of visualization, brain-storming, journaling, targeted exercises and the wisdom of elders, you will come...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Bob McDonald - Canadian Spacewalkers...
Wed Oct 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

The host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks makes his living explaining science to the rest of us. This time out, he delves into the mysteries and uniqueness of the spacewalking experience....

Icon of the event Great Books: Jane Austen's
Mon Oct 06, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Jane Austen's most spritely and flirtatious work, this novel immerses readers in its mischievous wordplay and playful misperceptions among would-be lovers. This lecture pulls back the comic veil to reveal the author's cautio...

Icon of the event What Makes a Good Picture Book
Thu Oct 16, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms analyzes what makes a good picture book, discussing rhythm and flow, and showing her own thumbnail sketches and storyboards to demonstrate how a story evolves.

Icon of the event New Music 101 - Music in the Barns, Array Music and Author Martha Baillie
Tue Oct 07, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

New Music 101 explores new directions in contemporary music. Arraymusic and author Martha Baillie demonstrate the complementary nature of musical and literary narratives, performing compositions by Nic Gotham written for Bai...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series:Clair Cameron - The Bear, A Novel
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Runnymede

Claire Cameron?s newest, The Bear, is a riveting fictionalization of a real event. Told in the voice of six-year old Anna, the tale unfolds as two children struggle to escape the angry bear who attacked and killed their paren...

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Programme
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children?s art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charles Dickens
Fri Nov 07, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wychwood

Scathing in its indictment of a cruel Victorian society ,Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist shocked readers with its unsentimental depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld of 19th century London. Presented by Dr. Michael J...