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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Killer Crime Club
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sara Paretsky's Fall Out revisits the beloved, VI Warshawski, who spends a month in Lawrence, Kansas, Paretsky's own home town....

Icon of the event Lisa See: The Bonds of Mothers and Daughters
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance. Bestselling author Lisa See paints in her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and ...

Icon of the event Kerry Clare's Secrets & Truths
Thu Apr 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer and editor of the

Icon of the event The Mafia, Triads and Ava Lee with Ian Hamilton
Mon Apr 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Bestselling author Ian Hamilton on the third novel of the Ava Lee Triad Trilogy,

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster
Thu Jun 22, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The #1 internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper on his new, thrilling novel, The Lost Child - one woman's search for a killer and the stunning secret that binds them to each other. Audience Q&A and book signing to foll...

Icon of the event 2017 June Callwood Lecture: Ahmad Danny Ramadan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clo...

Icon of the event Amanda Lang: Avoiding What We Need
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Amanda Lang's new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, explores how pushing ourselves to points of discomfort can translate into success. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and providing examples and strategies from all over the...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Strout: Painfully Human
Tue May 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge. Her latest book, Anything Is Possible, comes the book she wrote in tandem with My Name Is Lucy Barton and draws on the small-town characters evoked th...

Icon of the event Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions matter. Political...