Challenging Queer Disinformation

Join pflag to learn about the resurgence of transphobic and other anti-LGBTQ2+ rhetoric and policy-making across the country. This workshop will focus on policy and statements rooted in deceptive reasoning as they twist the facts and appeal to a parent/caregiver’s worst fears to justify discriminatory positions against transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse community members. The workshop will also challenge how we confront sources of disinformation and consume news content today. 

Math Is a Drag: Author Talk

Kyne, author of Math in Drag, shares her story of coming out in a conservative household, excelling in math at school, becoming a makeup star on the Internet, and eventually becoming a famous math-teaching drag queen. She shares some of her favourite math problems and her advice on embracing yourself and what makes you unique. Session hosted on Zoom.

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Disability: Accessing Your Benefits with Chartered Professional Accountants

Learn about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Savings Plan and how to access them!
After this session, participants will be able to:

  • determine the eligibility criteria and requirements
  • compare which deductions are of greater benefit to taxpayers
  • understand the procedures to follow when changes in medical conditions occur
  • identify tax implications of making withdrawals and contributions to an RDSP

This presentation is presented by Chartered Professional Accountants.

Black History Month: Author Kern Carter

Kern Carter, author of the teen novel Boys and Girls Screaming will share the pain and joy behind his book's creative process as well as his journey of breaking through a challenging career. Kern Carter is a prolific writer, educator, and mentor based in Toronto, Canada. With a passion for storytelling, Kern has authored three books, which have received critical acclaim and garnered a dedicated following. He will have two more new books coming out in 2024.

Tales from Afar: African and Caribbean Folklore with Kesha Christie (Grades 1 to 5)

This presentation will define folktales and their role in preserving history and lessons. It will also highlight the unique blends of cultures in the Caribbean and the impact of folklore and great stories.

This is a partnered program with Durham and York Public Libraries. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before the event.

To sign up to get the free meeting link, please fill out this form.

Virtual Indigenous Paint Night

Ontario is home to many Indigenous species of turtles which can be found in almost any body of water. In this workshop, participants will get the opportunity to paint a 'painted turtle' art piece. Just like in the wild, every painting will feature unique waters and markings with your own artistic flair to call it your own!

Indigenous Author Panel

Join us for this pre-recorded, virtual Author Panel with Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith.

Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith- is a Saulteaux woman from Peguis First Nation and the author of “These Are the Stories: Memories of a 60s Scoop Survivor” published by Kegedonce Press in December 2021. She is an author, editor, writer, and journalist who graduated from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Aboriginal Studies in June 2011 and went on to receive her Master’s in Education in Social Justice in June 2017.

Indigenous Elder's Panel

Join us for this pre-recorded, virtual Elder’s Panel: “Remembering Community Lifestyles: Partnerships & Alliance”

This informal session brings together three First Nation people to recollect ways Indigenous communities have collaborated to ensure cultures and traditions continue to thrive. 

Complementing the theme, "SKAÍHWA’T  |  DGOGAABWI  |  STANDING TOGETHER" this informal chat highlights the uniqueness of each First Nation's customs, community history, changes, and the library's role in supporting partnerships and alliances.