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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors Jay Pitters and John Lorinc in coversation about new approaches to city-building....

Icon of the event Author Visit: Tania Howells
Wed Aug 03, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Parkdale

Come hear local author Tania Howells read her book Starring Shapes, and join the author and staff for a craft in the library....

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering: Workshop
Fri Jun 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A breakout session of the Indigenous Writers' Gathering, learn about articulating memories of the land through music, language, and multimedia with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, featuring artist and activist, Susan Blight.

Icon of the event Truth and Reconciliation: One Year Later
Mon Jun 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were held in June 2015. Joanna Birenbaum, a Toronto constitutional and human rights lawyer, will discuss the legacy of Indian Residential Schools for Indigenou...

Icon of the event Memory Mapping: A Cree family's Experience of Residential Schools
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Telling the Story of Nikis: A Cree family's experience of Canada's Residential School policy....

Icon of the event Raising Butterflies
Sat Jun 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! Author and educator Carol Pasternak will delight you with details of this incredible insect's life and challenges. You'll learn how to raise monarchs, as well as how to attrac...

Icon of the event CANCELLED: Reggie Leach
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This program has been cancelled....

Icon of the event Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Mon Jun 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Inuit activist on The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. With political analyst and former TVO host Allan Gregg....

Icon of the event Fading History
Mon Jun 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Dave Cook, local author, former councillor and story teller, discusses the interesting things that took place while researching for his book: Fading History: Stories of Historical Interest. Topics include: the Lancaster Bomb...

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Don DeLillo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the great American novelists of our time on Zero K, a new novel exploring a secretive, life-restoring medical project....