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Oil and World Politics

KFPL Live

2020-01-18 14:00:00 2020-01-18 15:30:00 America/New_York Oil and World Politics Central Branch

Saturday, January 18
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-01-18 14:00:00 2020-01-18 15:30:00 America/New_York Oil and World Politics Petroleum is the lifeblood of modern economies, involving governments, corporations and, inevitably, politics. Come hear local author John Foster on the role of petroleum in today's conflict zones. Central Branch

Central Branch

Friends of the Library Gather Space

Petroleum is the lifeblood of modern economies, involving governments, corporations and, inevitably, politics. Come hear local author John Foster on the role of petroleum in today's conflict zones.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.  ANY ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST.  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED BUT REALIZE THAT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO COME ON JANUARY 18, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION AT https://calendar.kfpl.ca/myevents [OR PHONE (613) 549-8888] SO THAT SOMEONE FROM THE WAITING LIST MAY ATTEND.   YOU MAY ALSO PHONE TO FIND OUT YOUR POSITION ON THE WAITING LIST.

John Foster, an international oil economist with more than 40 years of experience, became interested in the role of petroleum in conflict when Canadian troops first went to Kandahar.  As one intervention followed another — Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and now Iran and Venezuela — he found each had a petroleum story.  He looked at oil-producing countries and pipeline transit countries, military interventions, tensions around sea routes, and economic sanctions. Come hear John address the role of petroleum in recent conflicts, as he did in his 2018 book Oil and World Politics: the Real Story of Today's Conflict Zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and More.

This program requires registration

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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Upcoming branch events

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Sun, Apr 05, All day
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Sun, Apr 05, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
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Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Tue, Apr 07, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Tue, Apr 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Thu, Apr 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monthly meeting for the Central branch Teen Advisory Group.

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Tue, Apr 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Tue, Apr 14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Apr 15, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 2
Regular Board meeting 2020-04

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Wed, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Thu, Apr 16, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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Thu, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Fri, Apr 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Fri, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
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Fri, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 1
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Sat, Apr 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
For children of all ages. The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s pre-reading skills for life.

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Mon, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
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Mon, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Tue, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Wed, Apr 22, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Wed, Apr 22, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Meeting Room 1
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Thu, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Registration opens Thursday, April 9 2020 at 9:00am

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Fri, Apr 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

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Fri, Apr 24, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
For ages 2 and up. Jump, skip, hop and more in this active program. Through play-based activities and interactive books, children will develop their physical confidence.

Canceled
Sat, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
For children of all ages. The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s pre-reading skills for life.

Sat, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room 1
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Sat, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Registration opens Saturday, April 11 2020 at 9:00am

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Mon, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Mon, Apr 27, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
Join us in the Create Space to make a variety of projects in a low-stress environment. Create as a group, or work on whatever interests you.

Canceled
Tue, Apr 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
For children of all ages. Come build and explore with our LEGO & DUPLO. All materials are provided.

Tue, Apr 28, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Drop in to work on your family tree, explore resources and share strategies with others. KFPL staff and members of Ontario Ancestors (OGS) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.

Wed, Apr 29, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Wed, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Thu, Apr 30, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Friends of the Library Gather Space
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Canceled
Fri, May 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

Canceled
Fri, May 01, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
For ages 2 and up. Jump, skip, hop and more in this active program. Through play-based activities and interactive books, children will develop their physical confidence.

Canceled
Sat, May 02, 10:30am - 11:15am
For children of all ages. The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child’s pre-reading skills for life.

Canceled
Mon, May 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Tue, May 05, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us in the Create Space to make a variety of projects in a low-stress environment. Create as a group, or work on whatever interests you.

Canceled
Tue, May 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
For children of all ages. Come build and explore with our LEGO & DUPLO. All materials are provided.

Tue, May 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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