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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Pride Family Storytime
Sat Jul 02, 2016 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Yorkville

It's an all ages story-time with some Pride flair! Come and hear these authors and drag queens read from their books:...

Icon of the event Malaika's Costume Carnival Book Bash
Thu Jul 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Meet local author Nadia L. Hohn as she presents her new book, Malaika's Costume, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, published by Groundwood Books. Dance to soca and calypso tunes. Make your own Carnival-themed craft. Learn about...

Icon of the event An Afternoon with Alda Sigmundsdóttir
Sat Jul 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Alda Sigmundsdóttir is an author, journalist and consultant on all matters concerning Iceland. She has written six books that all deal with some aspect of Iceland or another and has consulted and reported to many English-Icel...

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:
Tue Jul 12
Thu Aug 18
Icon of the event Musicking, Science, and Health: An Educational Tune-Up
Wed Jul 13, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Main Street

The word Musicking is the verb form of music and is the act of doing something with music, be it performing, listening, analyzing, or simply enjoying. Musicking can influence the body and mind in many ways. Guest lecturer Kei...

Icon of the event Festival of South Asia Literary Arts Workshops
Sat Jul 16, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Festival of South Asia in partnership with the Toronto Public Library presents book readings, activities and a book launch that celebrates the literary works of Contemporary South Asian authors....

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 Tea and Murder
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 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...