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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Colson Whitehead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The essayist, author (Sag Harbor) and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow on his new novel, The Underground Railroad....

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event The Future Museum
Tue Oct 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The new heads of the AGO and the ROM on the future of museums in the digital age. Moderated by cultural planner Gail Lord....

Icon of the event Mike Myers
Fri Oct 21, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most famous sons presents his new book, a funny and thoughtful analysis of being Canadian....

Icon of the event Kate Taylor
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

Award winning author Kate Taylor on her third novel, Serial Monogamy, a story that looks at the deeper side of relationships and life using present day Toronto and Victorian England as her backdrop. Q&A and book signing to fo...

Icon of the event Think Like an Astronaut: Chris Hadfield
Fri Nov 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Don't miss Canada's most famous astronaut on-stage at the Appel Salon, presenting the practical lessons he's learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science and technology....

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event Romeo Dallaire
Thu Oct 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The retired general and former senator on his new memoir, Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD....

Icon of the event Ann Patchett
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder on her new novel, Commonwealth. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....