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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event  Real Justice: Branded a baby-killer, the Tammy Marquardt story
Wed Nov 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son. Jasmine D?Costa tells the story in her new book, Real Justice: Branded a Bab...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests for a visual presentation that will reveal some of the city's hidden ecolo...

Icon of the event Night Madness: A Rear Gunner's Story of Love, Courage and Hope in WW II
Thu Sep 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eglinton Square

Based on interviews, painstaking archival research and a long distance love affair captured in daily correspondence, the author, Richard Pyves, weaves together this true story of his father Ron, into a touching love story and...

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto:  John Sewell
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

This is the inside story of activist idealists who set out to change the world -- and did, right in their own backyard. By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. Expres...