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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event Meet Author Velvet Haney
Wed Feb 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Author and former model Velvet Haney reads from her debut graphic memoir, "The Mousehouse Years," the turbulent story of a dysfunctional romance, a single mother raising six children and a childhood filled with adversity and ...

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 Public Consultation
Wed Feb 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedarbrae

As part of the City of Toronto's 2015 budget process, the Toronto Public Library Board is inviting input and feedback on its 2015 operating budget request, and on library services that are important to you....

Icon of the event Author Reading and Book Signing with Nazila Fathi
Fri Feb 06, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In "The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran", veteran political correspondent Fathi tells the story of a country and its people struggling to find their way. Blending her own story with historical ...

Icon of the event Food Security: Community Gardens
Thu May 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Downsview

Do you care about what you eat? Would you like to grow more of your own food? Interested in a community gardening plot? Find out what is happening in your community?from Food Security and Food Hubs to Food Share?and how to ...

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Wed Feb 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Maureen Jennings will share her experiences writing historical mystery novels and screenplays for television (e.g. Murdoch Mysteries).

Icon of the event Great Books:  Leo Tolstoy  Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.