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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Nnedi Okorafor at the Merril Collection
Fri Mar 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning fantasy author Nnedi Okorafor discusses writing and fantasy at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on Thursday, March 5, in the lower level, Lillian Smith branch, 239 College Street, starting at 7PM.

Icon of the event Canada Reads: One Book to Break Barriers
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join Mary Ito, host of CBC Radio One's Fresh Air, as we celebrate the launch of the 2015 edition of Canada Reads with the shortlisted finalists:...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kim Thuy - Mãn
Tue May 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Kim Thuy’s lyrical approach to fiction attracted a lot of attention with her first book, Ru, which won a Governor General’s award for fiction in French and garnered a Giller nomination for the English translation. With Mãn, s...

Icon of the event Homelessness in Canada
Sun Apr 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Stephen Gaetz discusses the situation of homelessness in Canada. Drawing from leading research, he explores the causes and conditions of homelessness in Canada, beginning with the rise of mass homelessness in the 1980s and 9...

Icon of the event Miranda July - SOLD OUT
Thu Jan 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Miranda July is an acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Ongoing event running from: Fri. Jan. 9, 2015 - Fri June 12, 2015...


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Feb 13
Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture
Thu Mar 19, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's books presents Jan Andrews, author and storyteller, who will deliver the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: "Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of a Children's Author for Her Reader...

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Kelley Armstrong - Visions: The Cainsville Series
Wed Mar 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Visions – The Cainsville Series...