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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Neil Pasricha
Tue May 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation. With CTV's Marci Ien....

Icon of the event Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....

Icon of the event Curtis Sittenfeld
Wed May 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling novelist of Sisterland, American Wife, Prep and The Man of My Dreams on her new novel Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. With Chatelaine's Lianne George....

Icon of the event 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 Border Theatre and Security Spectacles
Tue Jun 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Walsh (University of Ontario Institute of Technology) analyzes the cultural meanings and political consequences of reality-based television programs that feature the daily life of government agencies responsible for bor...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join us for an afternoon with Canadian Writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. Don Aker is the award-winning author of 20 books, among them several bestselling novels for teens. He is also the...

Icon of the event    CANCELLED:  Neil Pasricha
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is cancelled. We hope to reschedule for later this spring....

Icon of the event Emma Straub
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers on Modern Lovers. With Metro News Columnist Sue Carter Flynn....

Icon of the event George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia
Thu May 26, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is a brilliant account of his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. This experience molded Orwell into one of the 20th century's great political writers. The book delivers a devastating...

Icon of the event Readings with Brian Brett and Friends
Sat May 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Poet in Residence, Brian Brett, as he reads from his own poetry and fiction, together with Bill Bissett, who will read from his new book, "th book" and new cd "nothing will hurt", and Kim Maltman and Roo Borson, who will...