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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event IWG: Everything We Want You To Know
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dissecting identity, Appropriation and cultural survival with...

Icon of the event Qur'an and Women: Islamic Feminist Perspectives
Tue Oct 03, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Speaker delivering talk to celebrate Islamic History Month - "Nevin Reda received her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she also completed a Masters in Biblical Hebrew Language and Literature. Her main area of resea...

Icon of the event IWG: Poetry Panel
Fri Oct 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A panel discussion with award-winning poets Louise Halfe, Gregory Scofield and Heather Graham....

Icon of the event Picturing Canada: The Changing Face of Children's Book Illustration in Canada
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture presents Professor Judith Saltman and Dr. Gail Edwards who will explore change and continuity in the history of Canadian children's publishing.

Icon of the event Seven Fallen Feathers
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities, and her new bo...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...

Icon of the event Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Tyler Shipley as he discusses Canada's role in the 2009 coup d?etat in Honduras and his book "Ottawa and Empire:Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras."

Icon of the event Bookshout!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A festival of books and reading for young adults. BookShout! will bring together some of today's most exciting YA authors and artists to talk about their work, their latest projects and meet Toronto's most enthusiastic young ...