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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Jasmine D'Costa on her new book Branded a Baby Killer
Thu Oct 29, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Based on the testimony of Dr. Charles Smith, formerly of Sick Kids Hospital, Tammy Marquardt spent 14 years in prison for murdering her infant son....

Icon of the event No Ordinary Reading: 5 Very Different and Excellent  Authors Read
Tue Oct 06, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

No Ordinary Reading! Five (Very Different) Authors Read at the Annette Street Library....

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 Book Launch of The Best of All Worlds
Sun Oct 04, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday October 4th, 2015 at the Agincourt Branch from 2pm - 4pm for the launch of the first multilingual book for children in Canada--The Best of All Worlds: Seven Multilingual Stories for Kids. The Best of All Wor...

Icon of the event The Legendary Hawker Hurricane Fighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Keith Hyde, aviation historian, will present the history of this famous fighter that was designed in the late 1930's, when biplanes still equipped many RAF squadrons. We'll look at the Hawker's design, engine, production and ...

Icon of the event Author Reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
S. Walter Stewart

Presentation on local historical subjects by the East York Historical Society. Meetings are free and have a guest speaker. All welcome. Call 416-396-3975 for information.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Nov 24
Tue Jan 26
Icon of the event Special Presentation with Author and Illustrator Barbara Reid!
Sat Oct 17, 2015 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am
S. Walter Stewart

Join us for a fun program with celebrated local children's author and illustrator Barbara Reid! We'll be starting with crafts and fun activities, followed by a sing-along and special presentation by Barbara, including a showc...

Icon of the event How to get published workshop
Tue Nov 24, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come find out what it takes to get published! Writer, M.H. Callway, will share her knowledge and experience in her inspiring journey to traditional publication. Her thriller, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions), received great r...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell on the Myths of Cancer
Wed Jan 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Don Mills

Award-winning science journalist and author talks about her newest book: "Malignant Metaphor: Confronting Cancer Myths," a deeply personal work that is rooted in science. To register, visit the branch or call: 414-395-5710.