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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Maureen Jennings
Tue Dec 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Acclaimed author of the Murdoch Mysteries series, Maureen Jennings on her latest novel, Dead Ground In Between, the haunting fourth novel in the DI Tom Tyler series. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Tim Falconer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Author, journalist, and self-confessed "bad singer" Tim Falconer discusses his journey in trying to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness, why we love music, and achieving his personal goal of singing in public. Q...

Icon of the event Teva Harrison
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Named by Globe and Mail's Toronto's Top 16 to Watch, artist, writer, and cartoonist, Teva Harrison, discusses her critically acclaimed graphic memoir, In-Between Days, which documents her personal journey of living with breas...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week
Wed Nov 02, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

Author Rona Arato presents her book "The Last Train" harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar and their mother surviving the Nazi occupation.

Icon of the event Ami McKay
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure on her new, beguiling novel, The Witches of New York, a tale of three remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York...

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Natural Roots
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Downsview

What is a heritage tree? Why is it important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage ...

Icon of the event Author Talk: Rose Grieco
Tue Oct 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Meet Rose Grieco, author of District: Growing up in Little Italy. Her memoir is an intimate and finely detailed portrait of her beloved neighbourhood and the family, friends and neighbours she grew up with.

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

In anticipation of the International Festival of Authors, Mount Pleasant branch will host the crime writers group, the Meydames of Mayhem.

Icon of the event Cordelia Strube
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Cordelia Strube, author of the acclaimed novel of Lemon, discussing her funny and heartbreaking book On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light, a story of love and revelation. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...