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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Historian Thomas Weber discusses his latest book, Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi, which explores how Hitler transformed himself from a feckless and socially awkward young man from a provincial backwater to the Nazi par...

Icon of the event Comic Artist in Residence: Tory Woollcott
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: St. James Town

Our first ever comic artist in residence will be giving a two part workshop on comic/graphic novel creation....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 07
Tue Nov 14
Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: Dr. Danielle Martin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family doctor who practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital, where she is also the VP of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions....

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week - Vera Schiff
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Vera Schiff was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1926. In 1942, the entire Katz family was deported to Theresienstadt, where all but Vera perished. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945. Vera is the author of the...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week ft. Howard Kleinberg
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Holocaust survivor Howard Kleinberg will speak about his experience surviving forced labour and concentration camps. Howard was born in the village of Wierzbnik, Poland in 1925. He immigrated to Canada in 1947.

Icon of the event Matthew Weiner: Heather, The Totality
Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The creator of Mad Men presents his first novel, Heather, The Totality, the chilling tale of a privileged family and a dangerous young man....

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...

Icon of the event Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Nov 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Karen Smythe and Kasia Jaronczyk read from their work. A PEN Empty Chair event.