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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 Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Thu Apr 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

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 From Gold Mountain to Model Minority, how far have we come?
Wed May 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

This talk navigates through the subjects discussed in Far and Near: the Distance(s) between Us, a recent group exhibition about Chineseness, Canadianness and Community at the University of Toronto Art Museum, which offered in...

Icon of the event Michael Kaan: The Water Beetles
Thu May 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Agincourt

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

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...

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Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Malvern

B. Denham Jolly, Jamaican-Canadian businessman, publisher, broadcaster and civil rights activist, shares with us his experiences on the road to success, achievement and leadership. ...

Icon of the event Seeing Red: The Handmaid's Tale as Feminist Dystopia
Mon May 07, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Although Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985, contemporary readers have embraced the book (and the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation) as a cautionary tale for our times. For many, its dysto...