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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 15
Wed May 20
Icon of the event Listening for Black Holes: Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Sat May 02, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
York Woods

Dr. Kipp Cannon is a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. His research is in the field of gravitational wave astronomy, which is the use of minute warps in space and time to learn ...

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 brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era, "As for Me and My House" by Sinclair Ross, which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada’s g...

Icon of the event Author Reading: Velvet Haney reads from The Mousehouse Years: A Memoir
Thu May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Velvet Haney reads from her graphic memoir The Mousehouse Years....

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

Icon of the event Vincent Lam in conversation with Viet Thang Nguyen
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Join us as Giller Prize winning author Vincent Lam...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 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 National Poetry Month Reading Gala
Thu Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Three well-known Toronto poets read from their latest collections: Stevie Howell's [Sharps]; Jeff Latosik's Safely Home Pacific Western; Peter Norman's The Gun That Starts the Race. Facilitated by Goose Lane Editions. Book si...

Icon of the event Who is Watching the Watchers?
Thu May 07, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Yorkville

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has introduced controversial legislation, called Bill C-51, to arm Canada's spy service, CSIS with more powers. Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, who has written a book about CSIS, discus...

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 ...