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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Orhan Pamuk: The Red-Haired Woman (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Fri Oct 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Nobel Prize-winning, Orhan Pamuk, talks about his new novel, a tale of tradition versus modernity, family and romance....

Icon of the event Apples: The End of An Icon
Mon Nov 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author Helen Humphreys on the intricate link among agriculture, settlement, and human relationships, and her new book,...

Icon of the event Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Mon Oct 30, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize-winner discusses her long awaited historical novel....

Icon of the event Alice Hoffman: The Rules of Magic
Fri Nov 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of more than thirty novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Ordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faithful, discusses The Rules of Magic, the prequel to her treasured Practical Magic....

Icon of the event BookShout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

BookShout! is Toronto Public Library's inaugural festival of books and reading for young adults. An afternoon featuring some of YA's most exciting stars and brightest emerging voices including:...

Icon of the event Alan Doyle: A Newfoundlander in Canada (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the bestselling memoir, Where I Belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle discusses A Newfoundlander in Canada, his hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time.

Icon of the event STAR TALKS: Alexander McCall Smith (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Mon Nov 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series in conversation about his new novel, and adventures in the Italian countryside....

Icon of the event Writing Local History: Between Fact and Fiction
Sat Oct 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will explore the perils and vicissitudes of writing about the past and the art and craft of discerning historical fact ...

Icon of the event Mile Mile i gCein: The Irish Language in Canada
Sat Nov 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

You are invited to celebrate Toronto Reference Library's 40th anniversary with Danny Doyle, as he explores the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada, focusing specifically on the Irish language. Bringing together census d...