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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Mesdames of Mayhem
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant

Mesdames of Mayhem, sixteen dedicated Crime Writers who share one deadly mission: to thrill readers with passion for Crime Fiction.

Icon of the event Kathleen Grissom
Tue Apr 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The eh List Author Series presents the author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favourite The Kitchen House. Set in 1830, her new novel, Glory Over Everything, continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of bo...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Tue May 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

Icon of the event John Sewell, Former Mayor of Toronto
Tue Mar 08, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Yorkville Library presents John Sewell, former Mayor of Toronto discussing his book "How we changed Toronto: the inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1968-1980."...

Icon of the event Author reading - John Sewell: How We Changed Toronto
Mon Mar 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

"How We Changed Toronto" chronicles the 12-year transformation of civic life in the city from 1969 to 1980. Sewell describes the conflict-filled decade when Toronto developed a new approach to city government, civic engagemen...

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 Feb 17
Wed Apr 20
Wed May 25
Icon of the event Nazneen Sheikh
Tue May 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The eh List Author Series presents journalist and author Nazneen Sheikh. A riveting and timely story of art, war, greed, and spirituality, her novel, The Place of Shining Light, takes readers on a wild journey from the valley...

Icon of the event Elizabeth Muir: Canadian Women in the Sky
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as stewardesses and pilots, and finally as astronauts....

Icon of the event Billie Livingston
Wed Mar 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The eh List Author Series presents acclaimed novelist Billie Livingston. Simmering with dark humor and piercing insights, her new novel, The Crooked Heart of Mercy, is a startling reminder that redemption can be found in the ...

Icon of the event Lactivism with Courtney Jung
Mon Apr 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breastfeeding has become a moral imperative for new mothers. But are women being sold a bill of goods about the merits of the practice? University of Toronto professor Courtney Jung offers a critique of how breastfeeding ...