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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents John Geiger with award-winning, Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell. The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845?1848 Franklin Expedition. Geiger, CEO of the R...

Icon of the event Tea and Murder
Thu Mar 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Village

Enjoy listening to a mystery book talk. Miriam Scribner, Toronto Public Library Senior Services Specialist, presents her list of favourite mystery books.

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir:  Women in the Sky: 100 years of flight
Wed Dec 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet author, Elizabeth Muir, as she talks about her newest book....

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...

Icon of the event Gabrielle Hamilton
Mon Jan 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated chef and author, Gabrielle Hamilton, joins author and journalist Ian Brown to discuss her award-winning memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef and cookbook, Prune....

Icon of the event Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of: Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of Flight
Mon Dec 14, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as pilots and stewardesses, and finally as astronauts....

Icon of the event North Toronto Local History Evenings
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Northern District

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016...

Upcoming Dates:
Sun Feb 14
Mon Mar 14
Icon of the event Author Reading
Thu Jan 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marilyn Churley, author of Shameless, The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son. Both a personal and political story, Shameless is a powerful memoir about a mother's struggle with loss, love, secrets, a...

Icon of the event John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Tue Dec 01, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Lawrence

In the 1960s Toronto was a Boomtown. All this "progress" had a price. Heritage buildings were disappearing. Whole neighbourhoods were being destroyed - by city hall itself - in the name of urban renewal and high-rise develope...