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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Raising a Reader
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
York Woods

Join us for a free information session for parents about selecting reading material that will interest your child, tips for reading with your grade 1-6 child, what to do with reluctant readers, finding reading support and mor...

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 May 20
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 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 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 ...

Icon of the event Vincent Lam in conversation with Viet Thanh 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 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 Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

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 Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...