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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Visit:  Andrew Borkowski
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a talk and reading by Toronto author, journalist and editor Andrew Borkowski. He will present his book Copernicus...

Icon of the event In Conversation with Local Author Diane Bracuk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Annette Street

Local writer Diane Bracuk, winner of the PRISM international 2015 creative non-fiction award,will read her award winning story "Doughnut Eaters" and discuss her approach to memoir. You can...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Barbara Dickson presents: The Story of the Women Employed at GECO during World War II in the Scarborough Munitions Plant.

Icon of the event How to Get Published
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Are you interested in publishing a book? Learn about the process from award-winning, traditionally published thriller writer Madeleine Harris-Callway. She will share her personal story and outline triumphs and setbacks she ex...

Icon of the event Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests
Thu Oct 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Jason Ramsay-Brown has explored and photographed Toronto's ravines for more than half his life. Join the author of "Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests" (

Icon of the event Europe and Islamic Art
Wed Oct 14, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Artifacts from Islamic lands have fascinated and inspired artists, artisans and their patrons in Europe since the times of Harun al‑Rashid and Charlemagne. Join us for an informative lecture with Karin Ruehrdanz-Univers...

Icon of the event NEW DATE: Dr. Paul Garfinkel - A Life in Psychiatry: Looking Out, Looking In
Tue Jan 19, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The date for this program had been changed from Tuesday, October 27, 2015....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting P.C. Richard Baker presents: The History of the Toronto Police Service Marine Unit.

Icon of the event Meet Graphic Novelist Craig Thompson and the Space Dumplins
Wed Oct 28, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), author of the new all ages graphic novel "Space Dumplins" (Scholastic Canada, 2015). Craig will also be signing and sketching for fans. Suggested reading age 8-12, fans of all ages are ...

Icon of the event Aging and Immunity
Mon Oct 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Barbara Frum

The immune system is a vital component of our body that helps us to fight against infectious diseases such as the common cold. As we get older, this defense mechanism undergoes a number of changes that impairs its ability to ...