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Author Talks & Lectures

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 Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

Icon of the event Beatles '66 and all that with Mark Lewisohn
Sat Oct 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mark Lewisohn goes deep in his chronicling of the Beatles with Tune In, part one of his three-volume history, The Beatles: All These Years. Join Lewisohn for his only North American appearance of 2016, in conversation with Pi...

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 Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Rick Schofield presents: AGM:Sixty Years of Serving Scarborough.

Icon of the event Toronto?s Poor -  A Rebellious History
Tue Jan 17, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto?s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people?s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of ...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Lands of Enchantment: A History of Fairy Tales
Wed Dec 07, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Enthralling stories of princesses, princes, talking animals, spells, journeys and transformations ? explore five hundred years of fairy tales in this illustrated talk featuring images from Toronto Public Library's Osborne Col...

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....