Adventures in second-guessing the obvious. Curious Public at Central Library is a weekly learning party for inquisitive minds and critical thinkers.

Featuring panels, interviews, debates, storytellers, public lectures, and conversations. Join us on Monday evenings at 7:00PM at Central Library. (Free. No registration required. All welcome.)

Matt Ross

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Upcoming Events

Join us on Monday nights at Central Library!

Art changes people and people change the world

Exploring how art allows us to describe the present, define ourselves, and imagine our future.

On the Past, In the Present

Whatever it is that you love or hate, champion or confront, it all happens in this perplexing, beautiful, and damning thing we call ‘time.’

Drug policy in Canada: from alcohol to opioids

How do we, as a society, make the best policies about drug use? How are communities impacted?

The Origins of Totalitarianism

A community discussion about Hannah Arendt’s ideas on racism, ideology, and totalitarianism.

What do we actually mean when we say 'science'?

Or: when I say ‘evidence-based’, what do you think I am saying?

A Story Behind Every Street

Everything about every human-designed space comes down to human decisions. Who makes them?

Wretched of the Earth

A discussion about Frantz Fanon’s critiques of nationalism, imperialism, and colonization.

Podcast Episodes

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