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Book Launch: Ray Robertson's HOW TO DIE
Thursday February 06 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,” writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book on Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature’s most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we’ll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.
Fred Groves reads from ELECT HER
Wednesday February 19 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
In 1917, Canadian women were granted the right to vote.
Over 100 years later, and despite the fact that this country has 52 percent women and 48 percent men, the fight to get equal representation in all levels of government continues.
So what is it that prevents women from putting their name on the ballot and demanding an equal voice?
"Elect Her: Still struggling to be recognized as equals" takes an in-depth look at those women who have overcome the barriers and have not only been elected but go on to have long and rewarding careers as politicians.
This grassroots book highlights the careers of those who have been Federal Opposition Leaders and Cabinet Ministers to municipal councillors who are just learning what it’s like to enter the political arena dominated by men.
"Elect Her" also explores women and their numerous organizations who continue to advocate for those who want a seat at the decision-making table.
T.Barb Reads from FAITH OVER FEAR
Thursday February 27 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Faith Over Fear: Tales of a Retired Hoodrat is a motivational memoir which will inspire, uplift and encourage you to follow your dreams and live a better life. Entertaining, REAL and refreshing, Tiffany Barber-- also known as T.Barb--shares her life stories to help others find their way to their optimal potential.