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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Asian Heritage Month Author
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Meet Leslie Shimotakahara, author of After the Bloom, the story of a daughter's search for her missing mother which in turn reveals her family's past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 30
Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Mon May 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Locke

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 What Makes Toronto a Multicultural City?
Tue Jun 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Almost all cities have people of diverse ethnicities living in them. Yet diversity of population alone does not make a multicultural city. The latter comes about with the civil rights and equality of all citizens. In Canada, ...

Icon of the event Canadian Animals Collage Workshop with Geraldo Valerio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Join illustrator Geraldo Valerio as he introduces kids to his colourful collage art style as seen in his book MOOSE, GOOSE, ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE: A CANADIAN WILDLIFE ABC. Then, kids will have a chance to create their own Cana...

Icon of the event Draw out the Story with Brian McLachlan
Fri Jul 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Hey kids! Do you love comics? Come to the library on Fantastic Friday and meet author and illustrator Brian McLachlan! No matter what style or genre speaks to you, learn the building blocks that help you tell your own stories...

Icon of the event Notes in a Minor Key: Writing Life and Loss in Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows
Thu May 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Fairview

Miriam Toews is known for her quirky, closely-observed portraits of family, community, and the joys and heartbreaks of human existence. In her most recent novel, All My Puny Sorrows (2014), Toews draws on her own experience o...

Icon of the event Life & Love in Capitalist China
Wed May 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Acclaimed Chinese-Canadian writer Xue YiWei on his first English book, Shenzheners, inspired by the small market town located north of Hong Kong where a special economic zoning project introduced capitalism to communist China...