Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books are pleased to present a new series that will feed the inquisitive mind. In Conversation With is a speaker series providing you with an opportunity to hear, ask questions and meet four of Canada’s top influencers and authors!
All four events will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 13 at 11:00am. Tickets can be purchased at all library branches, online through the OCPA box office and at A Different Drummer Books (Burlington).
Dr. David Suzuki – SOLD OUT
Letters to My Grandchildren
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7 p.m.
$20 / ticket
In Letters to My Grandchildren, revered environmentalist David Suzuki draws on his experiences and wisdom gained over his life to pass on to future generations. Through inspiring letters to his grandchildren, Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with reflections from his and Canada’s past, speaking personally and passionately about their future. This evening is presented in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and Greystone Books. All net proceeds will benefit the David Suzuki Foundation.
Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
$20 / ticket
The Illegal, coming out this Fall, is Lawrence Hill’s fourth novel and tenth book. Hill’s last novel was The Book of Negroes, an international bestseller and winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers Prize and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. He co-wrote the adaptation for the six-part television miniseries of The Book of Negroes which was filmed in South Africa and Nova Scotia. It aired earlier this year on CBC in Canada and BET in the United States. Mr. Hill travelled widely to deliver the 2013 Massey Lectures, based on his nonfiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life.
Acclaimed painter, author and naturalist
Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Canadian painter Robert Bateman, internationally acclaimed and locally beloved, has been featured in exhibits across the globe. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of British Columbia, and in 2013, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Gold Medal in recognition for his commitment to preserving the Canadian landscape. He is the bestselling author of thirteen books, and is about to release Life Sketches. Full of never-before-seen illustrations, Life Sketches is an inspiring portrait of Bateman’s life and of his belief that “Nature is an infinite source of reason, imagination, and invention.” Join this renowned naturalist as he shares his artistic vision and the inspiration behind his iconic work.
Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks
Being There: Science As I’ve Seen It
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.
$30 / ticket
After more than 30 years of reporting on science, this journalist has seen a lot, from the exploration of our entire solar system by robots, to the computer and genetic revolutions that have profoundly changed our lives. We live in remarkable times where the most powerful tools humanity has ever known are in our grasp. Do we have the wisdom to use these tools wisely?