Adults

Difret: film and discussion

DIFRET has many shades of meaning in Ethiopia's native language, Amharic. It can mean "to dare" and "to have courage" but it can also mean "to be violated."

Like its title, the film represents many things. It's a work of fiction based on a true story of courage and change; it's one of the only films from Ethiopia shot on 35mm film; and it received international recognition in the form of executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt. But above all, DIFRET tells the story about a traditional practice through the experience of one frightened girl caught in a whirlwind beyond her control.

October 3rd, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Sweetness in the Belly: a philosophical conversation

Join us for a discussion led by Ronen Grunberg on Sweetness in the Belly.
Lilly, the main character in the book is the perpetual outsider, illustrating the alienation and longing of those who never feel at home anywhere. In Ethiopia, she is the white-skinned “faranji”; in England, the disconnected exile.

October 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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How To: Library eBook Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to read e-Books for free! Focus will be placed on Overdrive, cloudLibrary, and RBdigital products. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday June 8, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Multi-Use Room (2nd Floor)

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June 8th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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How To: Library eLearning Services

Learn how to use the library’s various online resources to improve your skills for free! Focus will be placed on Gale Courses, Lynda.com, and LearningExpress Library. Optional: Bring your own devices.

Date/Time: Saturday April 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TBD

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April 13th, 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Estate Planning II

For anyone who attended Estate Planning 1, or for those looking for more in-depth information: Reduce taxes on your retirement income, projecting the tax liability on your estate, minimize taxes upon death, probate planning, dealing with other properties Pre-register.

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Car-Buying Seminar

In partnership with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, learn about consumer rights and protections (including information dealers must provide), the danger posted by curbsiders (illegal, unlicensed dealers), general car-buying tips and the car-buying process.  Free.  Pre-register

April 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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