Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked
Wed May 27, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Alan Redway's Governing Toronto: Bringing Back the City That Worked, traces the growth and governance of the city from its creation in 1834 through its successful Metro years. The book examines why, and how, the decision was ...

Icon of the event Food Security: Community Gardens
Thu May 21, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Downsview

Do you care about what you eat? Would you like to grow more of your own food? Interested in finding a community gardening plot? Want to learn about "Food Security," "Food Hubs," "Food Share"? Find out what is happening in you...

Icon of the event Meet Author Jacqueline Guest
Wed May 13, 2015 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Parkdale

Join award-winning Children and Youth author Jacqueline Guest for an engaging talk about her book The Comic Book War, a 2015 OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award Finalist....

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale:  Richard Hazzard - History of Riverdale Collegiate
Wed Apr 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverdale

Join Richard Hazzard, author of "Writers in Our Midst", as he tells about many famous (and not so) Riverdalians over the years. These include: Morley Callaghan, Lincoln Alexander, Punch Imlach, and other authors, actors, de...

Icon of the event Rosemary Sullivan on Stalin's Daughter
Thu Jun 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Runnymede

Join award-winning biographer Rosemary Sullivan in a conversation about her revelatory biographer of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators - her father, Jos...

Icon of the event Celebrate Riverdale: Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of 'Riverdale, East of the Don'
Wed May 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverdale

Elizabeth Muir?s years of living in Riverdale made writing its story a natural choice for her....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Sinclair Ross
Wed Jun 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Professor Frederick Sweet from the University of Toronto will talk about Sincalir Ross' As For Me and My House, the brilliant classic study of life in the Depression era which has been hailed by critics as one of Canada?s gre...

Icon of the event Chinese and Canadian Poetry celebrating  Qu Yuan
Sat Jun 20, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverdale

Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and Chinese-Canadian poet Anna Yin host an event to celebrate the life of the great Chinese poet Qu Yuan. More than 20 fine Canadian and Chinese poets will share their poems. The...

Icon of the event Coastal Command during World War  II
Mon May 04, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Runnymede

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will speak on the lesser known role of the Royal Air Force, "Coastal Command" during WW II....

Icon of the event Fantasy Writing Workshop with Robert Priest
Thu Jul 16, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanderson

Join young adult author Robert Priest for an exciting fantasy writing workshop! He will share how he crafted the world found in his latest book, "Second Kiss," and get you started in creating your own....