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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event When the Penny Drops -  A Panel Talk on the Doric, Paradise and Kenwood Theatres
Sat Aug 26, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Join us on Saturday, August 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Bloor Library's Community Room for a panel conversation about three former historic movie theatres on Bloor Street West: The Doric, The Paradise and The Kenwood....

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Life, Triumph and Poland
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Writers from the diaspora, Pamela Mulloy, Ania Szado, Andrew Borkowski, Aga Maksimowska and Jowita Bydlowska share on their cultural contribution to Canadian literature,...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 20
Wed Nov 22
Icon of the event Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft with Professor Duffy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Imagining Disaster: Life Aboard the Raft....

Icon of the event Finding Your Fit! Make Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Author, fitness trainer, Globe and Mail fitness columnist, Kathleen Trotter talks about her latest book, Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer's Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit. Register in person or by phone, 41...

Icon of the event   The Promise of Canada with Charlotte Gray
Tue Nov 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Canadian Portraits with Charlotte Gray...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...