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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Heritage Tree - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Tue Jun 09, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

The questions, "What is a heritage tree?" and "Why is it important to protect them?" are answered in this lively, illustrated talk. Drawing on the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance?s toolkit and using a special red oak found in ...

Icon of the event Native Humour
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor (Motorcycles and Sweetgrass) shares jokes, laughs, and chuckles in this lecture on native humour.

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

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 26
Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event Comedy Writing
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
S. Walter Stewart

As part of the June 24 meeting of the East End Writers' Group, Steve Shrott will serve as guest speaker. Steve Shrott is a Toronto-based mystery and comedy writer. He is the author of two humorous mystery novels and has had n...

Icon of the event Spoken Word Poetry with Taqralik Partridge
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Malvern

Taqralik will perform spoken word poetry and share a short film featuring one of her stories. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive poetry activity. For group bookings please contact the branch....

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Who would do that? An Afternoon with Author Bette Logan
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bendale

Come meet fellow book lovers and join author Bette Logan, in her lecture about women who write, visit, and even marry infamous serial killers such as Paul Bernardo and Ted Bundy. What motivates them? What do they get out of i...

Icon of the event Tween Thursdays: Catherine Rondina
Thu Aug 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Author Catherine Rondina will discuss her new book about Food and Poetry from around the World with interactive activities to follow! Ages 8-18. Please register in person or by calling 416-395-5440. Registrations starts Tuesd...