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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities. She will be di...

Icon of the event Comic Book Workshop with Eric Kim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Eric Kim is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. He has created work for many publishers. His latest is Northguard, from Chapterhouse Publishing....

Icon of the event The Mesdames of Mayhem
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Mesdames of Mayhem are dedicated Crime Writers who share...

Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...

Icon of the event The Nitty Gritty of Comics with Megan Kearney
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a special visit with Megan Kearney as part of our Focus on Youth series! Meet award-winning cartoonist and writer Megan Kearney (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Disney Princess) and dive into the nitty-gritty of comic...

Icon of the event An Evening with Toronto Book Award Finalists
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Finalists for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards on their nominated works. Moderated by journalist and pop culture expert, Dalton Higgins....

Icon of the event The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster and Loving Your Home Every Day
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we...

Icon of the event 6 Degrees Conference
9:00 am - 9:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: York Woods

6 Degrees connects thinkers and doers to drive the global conversation on inclusion and citizenship. This year's theme is Walls, Bridges and Homes....


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 26
Wed Sep 27
Icon of the event Manga Workshop for Teens
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

Join well-know Canadian comic book artist and illustrator, Eric Kim as he guides participants in writing their own manga strips. Learn to explore story plotlines while your create fun and action stories in this free workshop...

Icon of the event To Hell and Back: A Story of Recovery and Redemption
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As a young man, Joe Calendino fell in love with the perceived glamour of the Hells Angels, traveling the world as a member of the gang. When Calendino was stripped of his membership, his life spiralled; he soon found himself ...