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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 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 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 Author Visit: E.M. McCann,
Sat Apr 07, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us for a visit from local author E.M McCann for a discussion on her book "Larry the Dromedary". For school aged children ages 7 and up and their caregivers.

Icon of the event Excessive Force with Alok Mukherjee
Thu Apr 12, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Alok Mukherjee, author of Excessive Force, recounts his time as the 2005-2015 Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board - one of the most tumultuous decade the force faced including the G20 debacle, carding of Toronto's Blac...

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 Author Visit: E.M. McCann,
Wed Apr 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Join us for a visit from local author E.M. McCann for a discussion on her book "Larry the Dromedary" For School age children in Grade 4 and their caregivers.

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...

Icon of the event Ruth Marshall: Walk It Off
Thu Mar 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

After a debilitating diagnosis turned her life upside down, Actress Ruth Marshall, best known for her roles in ...