Panel/group discussion

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

Nov. 24: Thank You Omu! / By Oge Mora.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

Sept. 22: Eyes that Kiss in the Corners / By Joanna Ho.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

September 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.

 

In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).

 

Repeats every month on October, November, December on the fourth Wednesday until Wed Dec 22 2021 .
September 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
October 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
November 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
December 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

Join us virtually for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who tell their stories in short TED X-style talks.

Mingle, ask questions and meet visionaries who share your drive to succeed.

 

Featuring: 

Phiona Durrant  |  CEO & Founder Coconut Village Nails & Spa

Elvira Caria  |  Award-Winning Multi-Platform Broadcaster l Media Comm

Greg Smith  |  Director, Promotional Marketing

Sarah Cheng  |  Founder, Bluish

 

 

November 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Super Summer Storytellers Series: Vicky Fang and Tracey West

The Superstar Storytellers Summer Series! Presented by the public libraries of Durham and York Regions. Join us this summer for four spectacular virtual children’s author visits.

July 20, 4:30-5:30: Meet Tracey West and Vicky Fang 

Registration opens: July 6, 9:00 am.

July 20th, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

To protest or not: Dilemma for Olympic athletes

In its 125 years of the International Olympic Committee's history, one of the mantras has been Olympics and Politics do not mix.  Many countries and athletes have experienced the IOC wrath for expressing political views and/or advancing political ideas.

Hernán Humaña, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science presents on the question, should the Olympic athletes be allowed to protest or not? Q&A to follow.

Register through York U at bit.ly/3uFIIuq

 
 
July 21st, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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Video Gaming for Good: Play in the Pandemic

This talk considers the role that video games play in our lives, focusing on the benefits and opportunities presented by gaming during the pandemic. Research has found that games present a myriad of positive experiences and impacts. Alison Harvey, Assistant Professor, Communications, discusses the social, creative, and intellectual possibilities as well as positive outcomes in terms of health and wellbeing. In partnership with York University. All welcome.

Register at bit.ly/2Siuu4Y

December 8th, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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June 20, 1981: the battle of Church Street and the founding of Pride Toronto

This year is the 40th anniversary of both the Toronto bathhouse raids and the founding of Pride Toronto.  Dr. Tom Hooper, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, reflects on the connections between the resistance to the bathhouse raids and the forgotten histories of Pride Toronto. Q&A to follow.

In partnership with York University. All welcome!

Register at bit.ly/2RF5K74
June 23rd, 12:00pm to 12:45pm
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