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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Shawn Micallef - The Trouble With Brunch
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event Meet Author Velvet Haney
Wed Feb 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Author and former model Velvet Haney reads from her debut graphic memoir, "The Mousehouse Years," the turbulent story of a dysfunctional romance, a single mother raising six children and a childhood filled with adversity and ...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week: The Death of Dissent: How Governments Kill Criticism
Tue Feb 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Civil society is feeling a chill: Canada Revenue Agency audits hit charities and policy groups, scientists are defunded or tied up in bureaucracy, and a culture of secrecy in Ottawa is shutting down investigative journalism. ...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: David Bezmozgis - The Betrayers
Mon Mar 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
North York Central Library

The Betrayers...

Icon of the event Beyond the Beach - Travel in the Caribbean
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

A photographic tour of the regions (including beaches) highlighting nature, famous musicians, and unusual Caribbean wildlife. Offered by travel writer Diane Slawych, whose stories and photographs have appeared in more than 6...

Icon of the event Eating for a Living
Wed Feb 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Join Toronto Star food editor/Saucy Lady columnist Jennifer Bain as she provides a free-ranging talk on topics such as her 15 years 'eating for a living', how she got into food writing and how that has changed, the changing f...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

This talk, given by Pat Staton, is inspired by her recent book "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than eighty women, past and present ...

Icon of the event Author Reading and Book Signing with Nazila Fathi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran", veteran political correspondent Fathi tells the story of a country and its people struggling to find their way. Blending her own story with historical ...

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