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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Peak Learning. The Basilica of  San Francesco d'Assisi. Dawn Cunningham
Tue May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi was an artistic hub during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. During this hour, we will take a visual tour of some of its unique wall paintings and examine their signifi...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed May 20
Icon of the event Author Reading. Plum Johnson. They Left Us Everything. A Memoir
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize, Plum Johnson will read from her book, They Left Us Everything, an elegantly written memoir about closing down the family home and all she learnt about family, loss and acceptance during th...

Icon of the event Great Books - The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Three Sisters and more
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join University of Toronto professor Julia Zarankin as she discusses adultery, passion and poisonous marriages, Russian-style: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Kreutzer Sonata, Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov Chekhov's Three Sis...

Icon of the event Comedy Writing
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

As part of the June 24 meeting of the East End Writers' Group, Steve Shrott will serve as guest speaker. Steve Shrott is a Toronto-based mystery and comedy writer. He is the author of two humorous mystery novels and has had n...

Icon of the event Andrea Charise on Literature and Ageism.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

In this talk Andrea Charise,winner of the Polanyi Prize for literature, assistant professor of Health, U of T, explores how the invention of population at the end of the eighteenth century helped fashion an ?aging population?...

Icon of the event Heritage Tree - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

The questions, "What is a heritage tree?" and "Why is it important to protect them?" are answered in this lively, illustrated talk. Drawing on the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance?s toolkit and using a special red oak found in ...

Icon of the event Meet Author Jacqueline Guest
Wed May 13, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parkdale

Join award-winning Children and Youth author Jacqueline Guest for an engaging talk about her book The Comic Book War, a 2015 OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award Finalist....

Icon of the event Literature  and the Bible in a Secular Age with Dr. Nella  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Many of the masterpieces of western literature (and of western music and art) owe a direct debt to the Bible. How is the relationship between the Bible and western literature and culture unfolding in an increasingly secular e...