Agents of Change at Toronto Reference Library



    Samantha Nutt, John Mighton, Mark Starowicz and Tom Heintzman On Stage

    Brian Stewart, Atom Egoyan, Jian Ghomeshi and Gill Deacon Hosting and
    Interviewing

    TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - Every Friday this November, Toronto Reference
Library celebrates four people who have made a difference. These "agents of
change" - experts in the fields of humanitarian aid, education, the
environment and broadcasting - will speak about what they've accomplished, and
what still needs doing. The series is part of the anniversary celebrations for
the Toronto Reference Library, highlighting its role as a source of original
programming and a venue for the exchange of ideas.
    On Friday, November 9, 2007, Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of nonprofit
organization War Child Canada, will speak about her experiences providing
humanitarian assistance to war-affected children around the world. She will be
interviewed by CBC senior correspondent Brian Stewart.
    On Friday, November 16, 2007, John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math and
author of The End of Ignorance, will talk about the transformative power of
education. He will be joined onstage by filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
    On Friday, November 23, 2007, television visionary Mark Starowicz, the
executive producer of Canada: A People's History, and the man behind programs
including As It Happens, Sunday Morning and The Journal, will talk about the
future of broadcasting, and will have a conversation with fellow broadcaster
Jian Ghomeshi, host of CBC Radio's Q.
    On Friday, November 30, 2007, Tom Heintzman, president of Bullfrog Power,
will discuss his visions for a greener Canada with writer/broadcaster Gill
Deacon. Electricity for this event will be provided by Bullfrog Power.
    All events will take place at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge
Street (North of Bloor Street) at 6 p.m.

    Described as "Toronto's last truly public space", the Toronto Reference
Library celebrated its 30th birthday on Friday, November 2, 2007. Toronto
Reference Library is Canada's largest public reference library, with over
1.2 million visitors per year and 4.5 million items.
    Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 17 million people visit our 99 branches and
borrow more than 30 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library,
visit our website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at
416-393-7131.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Tina Srebotnjak, (416)
393-7098, tsrebotnjak@torontopubliclibrary.ca; Wendy Banks, (416) 393-7048,
wbanks@torontopubliclibrary.ca


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