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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event City Building: Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation
Mon Oct 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Annette Street

"Can hyper-diversity as a framework reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities? Subdivided co-editors Jay Pitter and John Lorinc in conversation about new approaches to city-building in an urban...

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 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 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 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 Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 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 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...

Icon of the event Eric Beck Rubin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Creator and host of the popular podcast, Burning Books, Eric Beck Rubin on his debut novel School of Velocity, a tale of repression and regret, an electric friendship, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime....

Icon of the event Malaika's Costume Carnival Book Bash
Thu Jul 07, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Meet local author Nadia L. Hohn as she presents her new book, Malaika's Costume, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher, published by Groundwood Books. Dance to soca and calypso tunes. Make your own Carnival-themed craft. Learn about...

Icon of the event Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Community Energy Planning for a Low Carbon Future with Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng., DPA (2017), Acting Manager, Environment & Energy Division, Community Energy Planning & New District Energy Systems, City of Toronto....