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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Historical Gardens of Tuscany
Tue Mar 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Starting in Florence, Donna Fenice takes us on a journey to some of the most beautiful public and private gardens of this endlessly enchanting region, providing insights along the way into the historical forces that inspired ...

Icon of the event You Can Write!
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning author, Mahtab Narsimhan (The Third Eye, The Tiffin, and Mission Mumbai), shares tips and tools to make your writing shine. Delve into the craft of writing good fiction, your way!...

Icon of the event Take Me To Your Chief
Mon Mar 06, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Drew Hayden Taylor discusses classical sci-fi stories featuring aliens, government conspiracies, and hostile invaders with a modern twist and First Nations elements.

Icon of the event David Sax and The Revenge of Analog
Mon Feb 06, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become ...

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 Jan 31
Tue Mar 28
Icon of the event Common Misconceptions about the Universe: From Everyday Life to the Big Bang
Wed Jan 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Many people have deeply-held misconceptions about the most basic of...

Icon of the event Toronto's Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto's Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people's resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Wed Jan 11, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....

Icon of the event The CEO of Everything with Author Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce
Tue Jan 10, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Single women make up more than half the population of Canadian women. And they're facing financial and life challenges for which they're unprepared....

Icon of the event Queer Transitions
Thu Dec 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

AIDS activist Tim McCaskell, author of Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism, and artist Chase Joynt, author of You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition, share their perspectives on the LGBTQ experience in ...