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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Sienese Art  of the Middle Ages: Duccio and Simone Martini
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Painting in Gothic Siena: From the end of the thirteenth century until the onset of the Black Death, Siena was an innovative centre of Gothic painting that rivalled Florence. During this hour Professor Cunningham will examine...

Icon of the event John Sewell, Former Mayor of Toronto
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yorkville

Yorkville Library presents John Sewell, former Mayor of Toronto discussing his book "How we changed Toronto: the inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980." By the mid 1960s, Toronto was well ...

Icon of the event The Germ Files
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Microbiologist Jason Tetro will advise and amaze us about germs. Some facts are purely fun, some boggle the mind, and some might just save your life. All will improve your relationship with germs and benefit health and happin...

Icon of the event  To The Lighthouse
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will moderate a discussion of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse....

Icon of the event A Special Event with Lawrence Hill
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parkdale

Lawrence Hill discusses, the book by his late sister, Karen Hill, Café Babanussa is a moving portrait of a young woman's experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s-era Berlin. Q&A to follow....

Icon of the event Journalists in War Zones with Dr. Anthony Feinstein
Tue Mar 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Dr. Anthony Feinstein will discuss how journalists cope psychologically with the dangers they confront in war zones. What motivates them to do such dangerous work? How do the challenges faced by journalists in Iran, Kenya an...

Icon of the event Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada
Thu Mar 31, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Drawing on their new book Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada, Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner explore the stories of refugees from around the world who made Canada their home, with a focus on the vulnerabilities an...

Icon of the event Virginia Woolf & the Importance of 'A Room of One's Own'
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Park

Local author Janice Kulyk Keefer (The Ladies' Lending Library) will speak about the importance of free & equitable access to libraries, specifically pertaining to essayist, critic & novelist Virginia Woolf & A Room of One's O...

Icon of the event The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 with Philippa  Sheppard
Thu May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deer Park

Leading Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro has crafted a compelling account of the exciting events of 1606 in England. The year of the Gunpowder Plot and a terrible plague outbreak was also the year that London's foremost play...

Icon of the event Craig Shreve
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

The eh List Author Series presents Craig Shreve discussing his latest novel One Night in Mississippi, the story of a young activist who was brutally murdered during the Civil Rights era. Fifty years later and racked with guil...