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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event Orchardviewers - eh List Author - Senator Nick Sibbeston
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents Senator Nick Sibbeston, a distinguished member of the Northwest Territories (NWT) Legislative Assembly and a former Premier. His memoire, You Will Wear a White Shirt, sheds light on his stru...

Icon of the event Joan Crate
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

The eh List Author Series presents award winning poet Joan Crate and her new novel, Black Apple, a dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age story about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Can...

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

Icon of the event Meet Author Tim Falconer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Leaside

In his book Bad Singer, author and journalist Tim Falconer looks at the brain science behind tone-deafness and investigates whether it is possible to retrain our brains....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Honouring the Elders
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden pays tribute to ground breaking Indigenous writers Lee Maracle and Thomas King. Special guests, drummers and pow wow dancers help celebrate the work of these First Nations icons....

Icon of the event Fading History
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dave Cook, local author, former councillor and story teller, discusses the interesting things that took place while researching for his book: Fading History: Stories of Historical Interest. Topics include: the Lancaster Bomb...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Jennifer Robson. Somewhere in France
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

Author of Somewhere in France, After the War is Over and Moonlight Over Paris will discuss her books about the experiences of young women in war time England and France. Her meticulously researched books, set against the bac...

Icon of the event CANCELLED: Reggie Leach
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This program has been cancelled....

Icon of the event Tim Falconer: Bad Singer - The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness
Thu Jun 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

Tim Falconer always wanted to make music, but he's part of the 2.5 percent of the population that is scientifically tone deaf. Many tone-deaf people are indifferent to music, or even actively dislike it, but for Falconer it i...