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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event A Place Near the Front with author William G. Herbert
Sat Feb 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Join us at Parkdale Branch to hear William G. Herbert read from his latest novel A Place Near the Front....

Icon of the event Shawn Micallef on Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness
Mon Dec 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Well-known Toronto author Shawn Micallef discusses his recent book, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. The author travelled Toronto with twelve non-incumbent candidates seeking election in 2014 as they campaig...

Icon of the event Bitcoin Solutions: the Key Ideas of Blockchain Digital Currencies
Wed Dec 13, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are digital currencies legit, or just wish fulfillment for computer nerds and conspiracy lovers? Can we trust them? Will they change the way we all 'do business' both online and in the real world?...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 17
Sat Mar 03
Sat Mar 17
Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Jan 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bridget Wranich presents:A Taste of History.

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: The Interview with Ayelet Tsabari, Writer in Residence
Thu Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library Writer in Residence Ayelet Tsabari discusses the writer's life and craft. Ayelet's debut story collection The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wal...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Rick Schofield presents: Preserving Our Build Heritage: Designation, Listing or Demolition.

Icon of the event Live a Debt-Free Lifestyle - Strategies for the Average Canadian
Mon Nov 27, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Deer Park

If you are living on an average Canadian income, how can you afford to buy a home and start saving for retirement especially in a city that has one of the most expensive real estate in the country?...

Icon of the event From Author to Indie Publisher: Navigating the World of Writing and Selling
Sat Nov 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and investigative historian, Peter Vronsky, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, will share his experiences in publishing, both traditional and through the new available models that by-pass the "gatek...

Icon of the event Freedom to Read Week with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

Hear author and illustrator Jillian Tamaki address the importance of intellectual freedom and speak about her challenges around censorship and experience with the banned books list, specially her Governor General's Award winn...