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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 21
Wed Nov 18
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, U of T, 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 age. They look...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Frank Lloyd Wright with Marta O'Brien
Fri Nov 06, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright,architect of "Organic Architecture", structures built in harmony with...

Icon of the event Significant  Western Architects. Andrea Palladio with Marta O' Brien
Tue Sep 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Andrea Palladio, architect of the Venitian Republic, one of the most highly influential i...

Icon of the event Author Reading. Catherine Gildiner. Coming Ashore.
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Deer Park

Join Catherine Gildiner as she reads from Coming Ashore, the third and final volume of her memoir series, following her adventures in Too Close to the Falls and After the Falls. Picking up her story in the late ?60s at age 2...

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 U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. His "skin...

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

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" (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3235044&R=3235044...

Icon of the event Lost Girls . Sex and Death in Renaissance Florence. Nicholas Terpstra.
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Deer Park

Nicholas Terpstra is a professor of history at the University of Toronto author of Lost Girls...

Icon of the event Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English. With Jack Chambers U of T
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Leisure and Pleasure in Canadian English...

Icon of the event Significant Western Architects. Christopher Wren with Marta O'Brien
Thu Oct 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Join Marta O'Brien, lecturer at U of T and Ryerson with degrees in Architecture and Environmental Studies as she explores the legacy of Sir Christopher Michael Wren, acclaimed English architect, rebuilder of 52 churches after...