Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Denise Donlon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

One of Canada's most celebrated and dynamic citizens, Denise Donlon chronicles her impressive and storied career in the TV and music industries, and her smart, funny and inspiring memoir, Fearless As Possible (Under The Circu...

Icon of the event Alexandra Shimo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award-winning journalist and co-author of Up Ghost River, Alexandra Shimo, on the third-world conditions of a northern Ontario First Nations reserve and a million dollar hoax all captured in her new book, Invisible North. Q&A...

Icon of the event Hope Nicholson and The Geek Girls
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Hope Nicholson and contributing artists and writers, Meghan Carter, Adrienne Kress and Jess Oliver Proulx, on The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. An exciting anthology of love, dating, and sex in comic and prose, this project rai...

Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt?s Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star?s Deb Du...

Icon of the event Unbuilt Hamilton with Mark Osbaldeston
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Osbaldeston explores 200 years of significant but unrealized building, planning, and transit schemes for Hamilton, Ontario....

Icon of the event Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event Noah Richler
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Celebrated writer Noah Richler recounts his time as a NDP candidate for the Toronto-St. Paul's riding during the 2015 federal election and his new, comical book, The Candidate. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Consulate of Malta event
Thu Nov 10, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

TBA