March 29, 2017

Take part in an "Evening in the Future"


Future Oxford and Oxford County Library are set to host a panel discussion/community conversation on a book that explores humanity's future


Oxford County residents are invited to join a community conversation on the critically-acclaimed book “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” by author Yuval Noah Harari.

This compelling read explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st Century. Topics addressed in the novel include artificial life and intelligence, man’s destructive powers, and the quest to upgrade humans into gods. More information on the plot and author can be found online.

On Thursday, April 13, a panel discussion and community conversation will be hosted at the Tillsonburg Library from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The panel discussion will be hosted by Oxford County Warden David Mayberry and will include the following panelists:

  • Dr. Allyson MacDonald, Oxford County Veterinarian
  • Nicole Van Quaethem, Economic Development Officer with SCOR
  • George Klosler, Retired Farmer/Educator
  • Don McKay, Mayor of East Zorra-Tavistock, past Warden for Oxford County

Following a panel discussion, members of the public will be invited to join the conversation in what should be an invigorating discussion.

A limited number of copies of “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” are available to borrow through the Ingersoll and Tillsonburg branches of the Oxford County Library. Anyone interested in reserving a copy can also send an email through socialmedia@ocl.net.

 

Social media and online content

FutureOxford.ca

Facebook: Future Oxford

Twitter: @FutureOxfordca

www.ocl.net

Twitter: @_OCL

Facebook: OxfordCountyLibrary

 

About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.

 

Contact

Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3529 | anyp@oxfordcounty.ca