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Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Tue Feb 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Port Union

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 Burn Your Mortgage - Secrets to Paying Down Your Mortgage Sooner
Mon Jan 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Sean Cooper made news headlines around the world when he paid off his mortgage at 30 on a house he bought just three years prior. In Burn Your Mortgage, Cooper's extreme achievement is made accessible as the acclaimed persona...

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event The Comics Code Authority, The Cold War, Censorship and The History of Comics
Tue Feb 27, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Centennial

In celebration of Freedom to Read week, author, illustrator and educator Tory Woollcott will be discussing how censorship and cold war politics stifled the North American comics industry, and how those effects are still being...

Icon of the event Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

When Jennifer Bakody arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, she faced the hardest and most inspiring job an idealistic young journalist from Nova Scotia could ever imagine. Six years of war involving eight c...