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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life using present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop. Q&A and book signing to fo...

Icon of the event Alexandra Shimo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Award-winning journalist and co-author of Up Ghost River, Alexandra Shimo, on the third-world conditions of a northern Ontario First Nations reserve and a million dollar hoax all captured in her new book, Invisible North. Q&A...

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...

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 Will we have enough? Resource Scarcity and Sustainability
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Professor Ingrid Bryan, author of "Are We Running Out?", addresses the critical issues of resource scarcity and the sustainability of global resource use. World population will exceed nine billion by 2050. Will there be enoug...

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 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 Denise Donlon
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

One of Canada's most celebrated and dynamic citizens, Denise Donlon chronicles her impressive and storied career in the TV and music industries, and her smart, funny and inspiring memoir, Fearless As Possible (Under The Circu...