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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Maximum Canada
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

Award-winning author and Globe and Mail feature columnist Doug Saunders on how 100 million Canadians will overcome our colonial past and build a more prosperous future, and his new book,...

Icon of the event When the Penny Drops -  A Panel Talk on the Doric, Paradise and Kenwood Theatres
Sat Aug 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Bloor Library's Community Room for a panel conversation about three former historic movie theatres on Bloor Street West: The Doric, The Paradise and The Kenwood....

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event A Perfect Arrangement
Tue Nov 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Canadian Karina Kaushal travelled to India with the intention of making an arranged marriage. This led to deep introspection and self -realizations about her own identity and her ideal life partner. It also inspired her to ...

Icon of the event Strangers with the Same Dream
Thu Nov 30, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Man Booker Prize nominated author Alison Pick on Israel and Palestine, a utopian dream and her new novel,...

Icon of the event Corruption. Greed. Secrets. Murder.
Thu Oct 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Robert Rotenberg, best-selling author and Canadian criminal lawyer, on his new thriller,...

Icon of the event Patriarchs and Secret Passions
Thu Sep 21, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

From the author of...

Icon of the event The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
Thu Sep 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: City Hall

The Patch is the story of Fort McMurray and the oil sands in northern Alberta, the world's second largest proven reserve of oil. But this is no conventional story about the oil business. Rather, it is a portrait of the life c...