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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Single Girl Problems
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

CBC's Andrea Bain lays it all out on the line. Discussing her new book, ...

Icon of the event Killer Canadians: Charles Demers and Nathan Ripley
Wed Apr 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Keep the lights on with authors Charles Demers and Nathan Ripley as they discuss their white-knuckled thrillers filled with serial killers, deadly rivalries and suspense, ...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Mar 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

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 ...