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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
Ongoing event running from Fri Sep 12, 2014 - Fri Dec 12, 2014
Toronto Reference Library

3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Program
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children's art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event Riverside WalkFEST
Sat Oct 25, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Queen/Saulter

Explore the Riverside neighbourhood with themed walks throughout the day. Walks include: Riverside's History & Sports Heritage Walk led by author Ron Fletcher, The City I Stood in Joel Weeks Park and the City of Our Memorie...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Jane Fairburn presents ?Along the Shore?.

Icon of the event Parting of the Veil: Traditions Connected with Halloween
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

From the lantern in the window to the apples in the basket, many of the traditions of Hallowe'en come from old Celtic Traditions. October 31 marks a time when the wall between our world and the Other is very thin, and all man...

Icon of the event Fire & Ink: Truth & Fiction in Firefighting
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Brentwood

Captain John Kenny will read from his book "The Spark". He will discuss the reality of firefighting vs. how the traditional firefighter is portrayed in print, TV and film. Please register at Brentwood Library 416-394-5247.

Icon of the event  Peak Learning - Degenerate Art with Natalie Ribkoff
Tue Oct 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Art Historian Natalie Ribkoff for a slide illustrated lecture focusing on the powerful artworks that disturbed Hitler so profoundly that he banished them from public view. From the acidic street scenes of Ernst Ludwig Ki...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...