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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Cult of Overwork
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad on the physical, mental and social effects from being overscheduled and overworked, and her new book The Weekend Effect. With Sarah Vermunt, author of Careergasm....

Icon of the event Dead. Dead... And Dead.
Tue Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy morbid tales of Canada's history with the dead. Featuring writers Adam Bunch (...

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 Comic Artist in Residence: Tory Woollcott
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Runnymede

Our first ever comic artist in residence will be giving a two part workshop on comic/graphic novel creation. Join Tory Woollcott as she shows you the basics of plot structure, design, panel creation, character development, an...


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Nov 22
Wed Nov 29
Icon of the event Agoraphobes and Broken Bones
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Governor General Award-winning author Nicolas Dickner and critically acclaimed author Martha Baillie on their new novels,...

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 30th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture presents Deborah Ellis, author of the international bestseller The Breadwinner and other books about children from around the world living in difficult circumstan...

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Mon Oct 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Alderwood

In Celebration of Canada's 150 we are pleased to have local author Ann Birch share true stories of adventure and intrigue from Ontario's early beginnings. Please register for this program by calling 416-394-5310.

Icon of the event Laksa Media Presents: Learn the Stories behind the Stories
Wed Oct 11, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Laksa Media Presents: Learn the Stories behind the Stories...

Icon of the event Killer Canadians
Thu Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

From the west coast, authors Roz Nay and Robyn Harding on their new, white knuckle thrillers,...

Icon of the event Picturing Canada: The Changing Face of Children's Book Illustration in Canada
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection's 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture presents Professor Judith Saltman and Dr. Gail Edwards who will explore change and continuity in the history of Canadian children's publishing.