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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis, Linda Granfield and Ken McGoogan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Three award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout
Sun Jan 24, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge on mother-daughter relationships and her new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton. With The Globe and Mail's Sarah Hampson....

Icon of the event Whick Book Will Canada Read in 2016?
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

One book will join past winners like Lawrence Hill's blockbuster The Book of Negroes and Terry Fallis's perennial favourite, Best Laid Plans after the votes are cast....

Icon of the event Yann Martel
Mon Feb 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The internationally bestselling author Yann Martel and Man Booker Prize winner of Life of Pi on his new novel The High Mountains of Portugal....

Icon of the event NEW DATE: Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The date for this program had been changed from Tuesday, October 27, 2015....

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents John Geiger with award-winning, Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell. The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845?1848 Franklin Expedition. Geiger, CEO of the R...

Icon of the event Muriel Barbery
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

From Paris, the internationally bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, on her new novel The Life of Elves. In conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel....

Icon of the event Walking the Camino de Santigo
Wed Jan 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

A journey of 800 km on foot, the Camino experience is both mystical and physical, ancient and modern, solitary and social. It's also a UNESCO Heritage route through Spain that dates back more than a thousand years. This illus...

Icon of the event Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event NEW DATE Carrie Brownstein
Thu Dec 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This event has been rescheduled for December 17. All customers with November 17 tickets have been given priority and offered tickets for this new date. If you are interested in attending please add your name to the waitlist...