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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event An Afternoon with Alda Sigmundsdóttir
Sat Jul 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Alda Sigmundsdóttir is an author, journalist and consultant on all matters concerning Iceland. She has written six books that all deal with some aspect of Iceland or another and has consulted and reported to many English-Icel...

Icon of the event Subdivided: City-building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc ask, "How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?"...

Icon of the event Melodie Campbell and Vicki Delany
Thu Jun 30, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Mimico Centennial

Mystery/crime authors Meodie Campbell and Vicki Delany will be discussing their novels as well as publishing for the mystery market....

Icon of the event Ann Tudor: Fast and Fearless Cooking for the Genius
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Come listen to Ann Tudor reading funny, poignant and revealing stories from her more-than-a-cookbook "Fast and Fearless Cooking for the Genius". After reading Ann will cheerfully answer questions about cooking and writing.

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Cordelia Strube
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Cordelia Strube, author of the acclaimed novel of Lemon, discussing her new, funny and heartbreaking book On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light, a story of love and revelation....

Icon of the event Summer Patio Book Talk
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Taylor Memorial

Join us and share your favourite summer book at the reading garden patio. For more information call 416-396-8940


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 12
Thu Aug 18
Icon of the event Meydames of Mayhem
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

In anticipation of the International Festival of Authors, Mount Pleasant branch will host the crime writers group, the Meydames of Mayhem.

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet.

Icon of the event Transition Toronto
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Andrew Knox from Transition Toronto, discusses the Transition Towns philosophy and what makes it unique, the upcoming EcoFair, the TreeMobile project, and the work on yardsharing and a community currency.Transition Toronto br...