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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Canadian Journalists and Coverage of the Gaza War
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Mitrovica explores how the war was covered by Canadian journalists. The good, the bad, the ugly. A Freedom to Read Week event.

Icon of the event The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers
Thu Apr 09, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

As spring returns, join accomplished naturalist Richard Aaron as he discusses wildflowers and the fascinating stories associated with these plants.

Icon of the event Alison Matthews on Fashion Victims The  Pleasures and Perils of Dress
Tue Feb 03, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Alison Matthews David,associate professor of fashion at Ryerson University as she examines the hazards found in materials used for clothes in the nineteenth century. Highly flammable hair combs, fabrics colured with to...

Icon of the event The Bible, and  Western Literature in a Secular Age. With Dr.  Cotrupi
Tue Apr 28, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 6:30 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...

Icon of the event Beyond the Beach - Travel in the Caribbean
Thu Feb 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

A photographic tour of the regions (including beaches) highlighting nature, famous musicians, and unusual Caribbean wildlife. Offered by travel writer Diane Slawych, whose stories and photographs have appeared in more than 6...

Icon of the event  Forbidden Fruit: A Brief History of Literary Censorship
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Since the days of Socrates people have tried to silence the thoughts of authors by challenging, censoring, and banning their works. Pearce Carefoote of U of T?s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library offers a brief historical overv...

Icon of the event Tea & Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Agincourt

Join us for an entertaining and relaxing afternoon and listen to librarians review and discuss recent publications, upcoming titles, their favourite authors, and recommend some good titles for you to read. Light refreshments ...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jan 30
Fri Mar 27
Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Park

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event Anansi the Spider,  Anansi the Survivor - Stories for Everyone
Wed Feb 11, 2015 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Parkdale

Join Phyllis Broom-Walker, storyteller and Keeper of the Anansi Flame, as she tells the story of Anansi the Spider ? Survivor not Trickster:...

Icon of the event National Poetry Month Reading Gala
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Three well-known Toronto poets read from their latest collections: Stevie Howell's [Sharps]; Jeff Latosik's Safely Home Pacific Western; Facilitated by Goose Lane Editions. Book signing to follow reading.