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The Thursday Topic: Old Post Office Lecture Series


Old Post Office, Reading Room + Café

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Laura, Old Post Office | April 8, 2019

Learning is an important part of life and something we do every single day! It's exciting to discover a new skill or learn about a new subject, as it expands our horizons. 

If that sounds like you, come and join us for The Thursday Topic at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office. We’ll explore all kinds of subjects with seasoned experts.

Bring your friends, make new ones, and exercise your mind as we discover and exchange ideas.

April 18: Poetry Reading with Author Kathryn Edgecombe

May 2: Intro to e-Books and e-Audio Books with Libby
Have you tried Libby yet? Information Services Librarian Lucie Martel will share all you need to know to get started with Libby, the free app from OverDrive. Learn how to access and download e-books and e-audio books to your device.

May 16: Meet Author Ellin Bessner
Ellin Bessner is a veteran Canadian journalist based in Toronto. She is the author of a new book about Canada’s Jewish servicemen and women who fought in the Second World War. The book is called “Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War ll”. For her new book, Ellin spent six years researching, and travelling, and interviewing over 300 veterans and their families, to tell the untold stories of how and why Canada’s Jewish community sent 17,000 men and women in uniform to defeat Hitler and the Axis in the Second World War. Ellin Bessner tells us who these Jewish Canadian fighters were, why they went, and what their lives were like as Jews in Canada, and in the barracks, and on the battlefield.