Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Conrad Black
Mon Nov 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country's history....

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Distribution & Trends
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

What do filmmakers do when their project is ready for viewing? Sarah Goodman provides an overview and tips on film distribution, including entering the festival circuit and regaining investment. Plus: Get the inside scoop on ...

Icon of the event Karen Armstrong
Wed Nov 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The acclaimed author of "A History of God" on her new book,...

Icon of the event  The Dark Side of the Brain - Understanding Dreaming Sleep
Tue Nov 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. John Peever, a Professor in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and Director of the Centre for Brain Sciences at the University of Toronto, will discuss how and why we sleep....

Icon of the event Justin Trudeau
Mon Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir...

Icon of the event Reality of Film Industry: Production & Funding Models
Sat Nov 08, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Sarah Goodman provides an overview and insider tips about the steps of film production, including prep, equipment, and the different funding models available for filmmakers.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Martha Baillie - The Search for Heinrich Schlöge
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Martha Baillie is the author of five remarkable novels. In The Search for Heinrich Schlögel...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn
Wed Nov 05, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star's Peter Howell about his memoir "Rumours of Glory"....

Icon of the event Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You
Fri Oct 31, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Well-known investigative journalist Andrew Mitrovica will be talking about the importance of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations. In his talk, entitled Edward Snowden: What He Should Mean to You, Mitrovica will reb...

Icon of the event Focus on Cinema Verité
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

View clips from classic cinema verité films - such as The Salesman, Gimme Shelter and EMPZ For Life. Then join Sarah Goodman for a discussion on the difference between verité and interview-based styles of documentary filmmaki...