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What's on this Month: November 2020


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Idea Exchange | November 2, 2020

Enjoy and experience our programs virtually at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort of your home. Read on for some highlights or check out our monthly calendar for the full list of programs we have planned.

Please note that all programs require registration and are delivered through Zoom.

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Join us in kicking off another awesome month of novel writing on Sunday, November 1 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. We’ll share writing tips, enjoy discussion, and you’ll have a chance to win prizes! Mark your calendars for the NaNoWriMo Finale on Tuesday, December 1 from 7:00 – 8:00pm.

Based on his new book, The Fight for History, historian Tim Cook explores how the Second World War has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canadians for 75 years at our Time of Remembrance Presents: A Night with Historian Tim Cook on Monday, November 2 at 7:00pm. Tim leads this very important discussion on Canada’s military role in the Second World War, with a Q&A to follow.

Join Professor Gary Bruce from the University of Waterloo as he talks about the Night of the Long Knives: The First Nazi Mass Murder at our CTAL Nights event on Thursday, November 5 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. In this talk, Gary will explore how Germans reacted to the first major revelation of the Nazi state's murderous nature. Q&A to follow, so come prepared with questions!

Sit down with your favourite cuppa tea and join us for an afternoon steeped in rich history and unforgettable characters at Tea Time with History on Sunday, November 8 from 2:00 – 3:00pm. We will discuss books featuring fierce independent women whose stories you may not have known with guest authors Jennifer Robson, Kristin Harmel, and Danielle R. Graham. Q&A to follow.

Museums are slowly opening back up, but behind-the-scenes activity in these institutions is still mostly a mystery to the public. Celebrate the museums of the world with A Love Letter to Museums: An Author Event with Luba Lesychyn on Thursday, November 19 from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Luba will read some of her favourite scenes that take place in museum spaces you might never have imagined existed and in parts unknown of Toronto, drawing on her more than 20 years at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.

We look forward to connecting and learning with you virtually this month at Idea Exchange.