Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

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 Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Stone Woman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join the author of Stone Woman, a novel that relives Toronto's 1967 "summer of love," and is set between High Park, Yorkville, and Parkdale. Bianca Lakoseljac will talk about the inspiration, two major artistic achievements ...

Icon of the event J'ai marché sur les étoiles, plus qu'un voyage, une aventure qui nous transforme
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

J'ai marché sur les étoiles, sept leçons apprises sur le chemin de Compostelle. À travers ce récit, Gabriel Osson nous emmène avec lui faire la route et vivre plus qu'un voyage, une aventure, un passage qui nous transforme. F...

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event L'Homme qui apparait et disparait dans le vacuum
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Patrice Desbiens, un poète franco-ontarien qui a acquis une reconnaissance nationale et même internationale, est un cas d'espèce de la littérature canadienne-française et/ou québécoise. Lors de cette conférence, Gaston Trembl...

Icon of the event 29th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: David Day
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Celebrated author and critic, David Day presents "Let Us Compare Mythologies", a lecture exploring fantasy literature and imaginary worlds, with a particular focus on J.R.R. Tolkien.

Icon of the event Conférence et atelier  en création poétique
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d'exemples tirés de son oeuvre, l'auteur démontrera comment le poème se métam...

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...