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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Lori Lansens
Tue Apr 21, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Five days. Four hikers. Three survivors. The bestselling author of Rush Home Road and The Girls on her new novel, The Mountain Story....

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Awards
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the...

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...

Icon of the event Nature in the City
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

From fields and forests to rivers and ravines, Toronto's varied habitats play host to an astounding diversity of wild plants and animals. Learn about some of the intriguing species to be found right under our noses in Canada...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Tue Mar 31, 2015
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Poetry Night with Lilly Barnes: Journey of a Life Lived in Turbulent Times
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Palmerston

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and music at Palmerston Library Theatre with Canadian poet and author Lilly Barnes who will read from her new book "Journey" (Inanna Publications, 2014). Book signing ...

Icon of the event Battle of Britain
Thu May 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wychwood

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the "Battle of Britain",fought over the summer skies of England in 1940.This decisive air battle was the major turning point in the Luftwaffe's attempt to gain air superiority over Engl...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Sun Apr 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Who Would Do That:  Women Who Develop Love Relationships with Prisoners
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Leaside

A presentation by Bette Logan....

Icon of the event Kick-start your memoir using the six senses
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join author and editor, Sharon A. Crawford, in her new program on Memoir Writing. Sharon is the author of the mystery novel Beyond Blood (Blue Denim Press, 2014) and runs the East End Writers' Group. She will teach you to use...