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Icon of the event Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as Dystopia
Wed Jun 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Utopia is the title of Sir Thomas More's playfully ironic 1516 book about an ideal city-state discovered in the New World. "Utopia" is Greek and it literally means "no place," that is, no place could be as good as this. Utop...

Icon of the event Bitcoin Solutions: the Key Ideas of Blockchain Digital Currencies
Tue Mar 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Are digital currencies legit, or just wish fulfillment for computer nerds and conspiracy lovers? Can we trust them? Will they change the way we all 'do business' both online and in the real world?...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

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 Radio Okapi Kindu: The Station That Helped Bring Peace to the Congo
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 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...

Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

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 Stories with Maria Mutch
Thu May 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General's Literary Awards finalist Maria Mutch on her startling inventive debut collection of short stories,...

Icon of the event Jeremiah Brown, Underdog
Mon Mar 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

From novice rower to Olympic silver medalist in just under four years, Jeremiah Brown, shares his triumphant tale of courage, perseverance, the depths of physical and mental exertion in chasing your dreams, and his new memoir...