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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Mies van der Rohe with Marta O'Brien
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at University of Toronto and Ryerson University with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of mode...

Icon of the event Plotting: Yes, You Can Finish That Novel!
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Starting a novel is easy. It?s the finishing that?s hard! This workshop will not only teach you ways to firm up a sagging middle, you?ll also learn techniques for juggling subplots and secondary characters so you can finally ...

Icon of the event Beth Powning
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

! The eh List Author Series presents Beth Powning and her new novel, A Measure of Light. Bringing her trademark elegance and insight to the life of an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan ...

Icon of the event Ken McGoogan (Time Change)
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Meet the Canadian writers everyone's reading! The eh List Author Series presents bestselling author Ken McGoogan. His new book, Celtic Lightning: How the Scots and the Irish Created a Canadian Nation plunges into the perpetua...

Icon of the event Overcoming
Fri Jan 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

What if our interactions with those different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness, hidden even from ourselves? Shakil Choudhury in his book Deep Diversity explores this question an...

Icon of the event Janet Evanovich
Mon Nov 16, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

High octane fun with the #1 New York Times bestselling author on...

Icon of the event Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten.
Fri Nov 27, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Linda Hutcheon, University of Toronto, Comparative Literature, and her husband Michael Hutcheon, doctor and author as they discuss their new book Four Last Songs detailing the creative obstacles faced by artists as they ...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir,...

Icon of the event All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event Holocaust Education Week  (program in French)
Tue Nov 03, 2015 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

La présentation d'un film suivi d'une période de questions et réponses....