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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.

Upcoming Dates:
Wed Jan 20
Wed Feb 17
Wed Mar 23
Icon of the event Meet author Rosemary Aubert
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Victoria Village

Rosemary Aubert is a Canadian-American author, poet, and critic, most known for her Ellis Portal series of crime novels. She won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel in 1999 for her book The Feast of Stephen.

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 George Elliott Clarke
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents Governor-General?s Award winner George Elliott Clarke and his latest novel The Motorcyclist; inspired by Clarke?s father, this story follows the travels and romantic exploits of Carle Black ...

Icon of the event Writing Workshop for Teens
Mon Dec 21, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Karen Krossing writes novels and short stories for kids and teens, including Punch Like a Girl, Bog, Cut the Lights, The Yo-Yo Prophet, Pure, Take the Stairs, The Castle Key, "Profanity," and "Dragon's Breath."...

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 Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event False Nostalgia?
Tue Feb 02, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
York Woods

Journalist, broadcaster, and cultural activist Desmond takes us on a historical walk highlighting the successes, challenges, and progress of Toronto?s black community.

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The beloved author of...

Icon of the event Pamela Mordecai
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Victoria Village

The eh List Author Series presents author Pamela Mordecai. Short-listed for the 2015 Roger Writers? Trust Fiction Prize, Red Jacket is a rich and compelling tale surrounding the mysterious truth of Grace Carpenter?s true iden...