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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Dianne Warren
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Northern District

Liberty Street: From the Governor General's Award-winning author of Cool Water, a poignant and often witty new novel about rash acts and altered lives.

Icon of the event Plum Johnson
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Northern District

They Left Us Everything: A Memoir: A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years' worth of stuff and the 23-room house on Lake Ontario that held them all.

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan
Wed Nov 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Northern District

Stalin?s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva: Investigating many previously unsolved mysteries across a sprawling historical, political and geographical canvas, Sullivan sets out to debunk t...

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 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...

Icon of the event A Foray into the Food Industry
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkville

Sonia Faruqi will discuss her experiences investigating animal farms around the world. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and solutions....