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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Colleen Jones
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
North York Central Library

Canada?s greatest curling champion opens up about her extraordinary career and life.

Icon of the event Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts about How Much Water We Use
Wed Jul 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Featuring Stephen Leahy, environmental journalist and author of "Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products."...

Icon of the event An Evening with Peter Kavanagh:
Wed Sep 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

Diagnosed with paralytic polio as an infant, Peter Kavanagh, whose long career with CBC television and radio programs includes "The Journal," "Morningside," "The Sunday Edition" and "Ideas," will recount life lessons and triu...

Icon of the event Ten Women Who Changed Toronto
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

In celebration of Women's History Month, Pat Staton presents a talk inspired by her recent book, "Toronto Women: A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more th...

Icon of the event Ontario Garlic: the story from farm to festival
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Peter McClusky, founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival and author of Ontario Garlic: the Story from Farm to Festival, will be giving a talk on everything you ever wanted to know about garlic, including:...

Icon of the event Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, engineer, and philosopher Tom Rand explains why climate disruption might just be our very own pot of hot water in Waking the Frog: solutions for our climate change paralysis....

Icon of the event Nino Ricci
Wed Oct 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

Sleep: From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man?s descent into sleeplessness.

Icon of the event Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg
Tue Oct 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Czar Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725) wanted to open up Russia to the rest of Europe. He ordered the building of a new capital on the Baltic Sea that was unlike any other Russian city. St. Petersburg would be Peter the Great's ...

Icon of the event The Art of Story Writing with Eric Murphy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parliament Street

Join author Eric Murphy in an exciting writing workshop as he explores the differences between plot and story, the three act structure, character development, the importance of "show don't tell", how to write a great opening,...

Icon of the event Camilla Gibb
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library

This is Happy: In this profoundly moving memoir, Camilla Gibb, the award-winning, bestselling author of Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement, reveals the intensity of the grief that besieged her as the h...