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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event Coming Home to Tibet: Author Talk and Book Signing
Wed Aug 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Please join us for the Canadian launch of Tsering Wangmo Dhompa's Coming Home to Tibet with a reading, Q&A and book signing....

Icon of the event The Writing Zoo with author Jess Keating
Sat Aug 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Albion

What can a dung beetle teach us about writing, reading, and creativity? Or a skunk? Or even a blobfish? With wild examples from zoologist-turned-author Jess Keating, young readers learn about the fun, often messy work of crea...

Icon of the event Local Authors Night
Wed Aug 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Albert Campbell

Discover new books by local authors and enjoy an evening of author talks, readings and Q&A. This is your chance to meet and socialize with both authors and fellow readers. Drop in....

Icon of the event Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
Wed Aug 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Sarah Liss presents "A Womb with a View: How Margaret Atwood's Uncanny Vision Anticipated Our Current Battles Over Women's Bodies," as part of The TPL Great Books Lecture Series....

Icon of the event Tea and Mysteries
Thu Aug 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Toronto Public Library?s Caroline Ingvaldsen, Branch Head,...

Icon of the event Summer Patio Book Talk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Taylor Memorial

Join us and share your favourite summer book at the reading garden patio. For more information call 416-396-8940


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Aug 18
Icon of the event Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event J'ai marché sur les étoiles, plus qu'un voyage, une aventure qui nous transforme
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

J'ai marché sur les étoiles, sept leçons apprises sur le chemin de Compostelle. À travers ce récit, Gabriel Osson nous emmène avec lui faire la route et vivre plus qu'un voyage, une aventure, un passage qui nous transforme. F...