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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....

Icon of the event Technology: Successes and Failures
Fri Jun 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Pursuing a career venture in technology can bring many successes and frustrations and this is all a part of the course. Hearing other journeys is helpful and also inspiring....

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...

Icon of the event Wearable Technology
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hillary Predko is a wearable technologist and fellow at Studio [Y]. She will be discussing the current state of Wearable Technology, and the direction it is taking in the future from both a technical and social perspective.

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event Great Books: Rohinton Mistry - A Fine Balance
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gerrard/Ashdale

The Great Books Lecture Series features a lecture followed by a question and answer period on Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance.

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beaches

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity....

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...

Icon of the event Is poverty a disease?  Could treating poverty work like medicine?
Tue Jun 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The economic, political, and health systems in Ontario must be transformed in order to address the most powerful determinants of our health: income and income inequality. Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Ho...

Icon of the event The 2015 Cameron Hollyer Lecture:  Arthur Conan Doyle's
Sat Jun 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Prominent Conan Doyle scholar Clifford Goldfarb discusses Conan Doyle's Napoleonic writings including his play "Waterloo." Acclaimed Canadian actor R.H. Thomson will give a reading of the play following the lecture.