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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef on Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Well-known Toronto author Shawn Micallef discusses his recent book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. The author travelled Toronto with twelve non-incumbent candidates seeking election in the 2014 civic electi...

Icon of the event Straight Talk on Your Money
Wed Mar 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

In his new book, Straight Talk on Your Money, Doug Hoyes, CA, CPA, skewers 22 of the financial myths that, when followed, lead to financial disaster. Most financial mistakes people make are the result of blindly following con...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...

Icon of the event Meet Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence, Spring 2018
Mon Feb 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library. After a reading, the event will conclude with Questions and Answers. Free. No registration requi...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


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Icon of the event Bitcoin Solutions: the Key Ideas of Blockchain Digital Currencies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are digital currencies legit, or just wish fulfillment for computer nerds and conspiracy lovers? Can we trust them? Will they change the way we all 'do business' both online and in the real world?...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...

Icon of the event Writing Memoir
Wed Apr 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, and current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will lead a panel of authors who have written memoirs. They will share their stories and struggles wi...