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The Grimsby Public Library hosts talks throughout the year featuring all kinds of different speakers and various topics. You'll be sure to find an event you enjoy, so keep checking our newsletters, website and social media for upcoming events.

 

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Generation Robot

 

Author Visit with Terri Favro

Thursday, November 1 / Free

7 PM / Fireplace Lounge

Call or visit the Library to register (30 spots)

Any day now, the robots are coming (or so we are told). Will they take our jobs, car keys and free will – or will they become our helpers, caregivers and lovers? Join novelist and finalist for the CBC Literary Prize for Creative Non-Fiction, Terri Favro, as she speaks about her new non-fiction title. Generation Robot examines our ever-changing relationships with new technologies with a sense of skepticism, humour and wonder.

 

 

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Trish Tonaj Book

 

Breaking Barriers with Trish Tonaj

Wednesday, November 7 / Free

7 PM / Fireplace Lounge

Call or visit the Library to register (25 spots)

Author Trish Tonaj will share stories fromher book about ten inspiring female entrepreneurs,and their journeys of collaboration,innovation and philanthropy. Hear storiesof dynamic woman who provide insightinto the reasons why they’ve decided toexplore both the risk and reward of beingself-employed. Trish is the author of twobooks and a member of the Certified Coaches Federation. She workswith individuals and leadership teams shaping organizational culture.

 

 

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Author Reading: Adam Montgomery

Thursday, November 8

7 PM / Fireplace Lounge

Call or visit the Library to register (30 spots)

Join author Adam Montgomery
as he speaks about his book The Invisible Injured. Based on a close examination of veteran accounts and records of war, he outlines the important links between the military, psychiatrists, politicians, and the Canadian public. Adam Montgomery, PhD, is an historian of medicine and Canadian military history whose current research examines the political, social, and cultural meanings of trauma over the past century. 

 

 

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Lord Beaverbrook 1947b

 

Canadian War Art: Where is Here?

Friday, November 9

7 PM / Fireplace Lounge

Drop-in / Free

Join David Aurandt as he discusses Lord Beaverbrook Max Aiken's time as a minister in the British Government when he initiated the war memorial project that led to the Canadian War Museum. War Artists made a significant contribution to what we now understand as Canadian identity. David will illustrate his talk with images of work by the various artists. Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 127.

 

A joint program of the Grimsby Public Library, Art Gallery and Museum and the Grimsby Historical Society.

 

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Lager Lecture

McMaster Lager Lecture:

Turning up the Heat on Childhood Obesity

 

Tuesday, November 20

7 PM / Fireplace Lounge

Go to alumni.mcmaster.ca to register for this free event.

 

Obesity, and related health problems, are common in children, and prevention and treatment strategies have limited impact over the long term. Capitalizing on their strengths in pediatric clinical care and metabolism and energy balance, Drs. Morrison and Steinberg will discuss new targets they are currently studying to address this challenging problem and improve the health of our children.

 

Gregory Steinberg, PhD, and Katherine Morrison, MD, co-directors of the Metabolism And Childhood (MAC) Obesity Research Program., will be at the Library to discuss the subject as part of McMaster University’s Lager Lecture series which is aimed at encouraging life-long learning.

 

 

 

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