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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
Location: High Park

Enjoy reading? Join library staff and find out about new and interesting favorites.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Sep 20
Wed Nov 29
Icon of the event Life, Triumph and Poland
Thu Oct 26, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Writers from the diaspora, Pamela Mulloy, Ania Szado, Andrew Borkowski, Aga Maksimowska and Jowita Bydlowska share on their cultural contribution to Canadian literature,...

Icon of the event The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows
Fri Oct 06, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

What next after a spouse/partner passes away? Join the authors of "The Aftermath of Loss: A Guidebook for Widows," Sharon Lennox and Deborah Marsh, both widowed, as they offer practical information to those who have suffered ...

Icon of the event Comic Book Workshop with Eric Kim
Tue Oct 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Eric Kim is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. He has created work for many publishers. His latest is Northguard, from Chapterhouse Publishing....

Icon of the event The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson: Separating Fact from Fiction
Wed Oct 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

In July 1917, renowned Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Ontario's Algonquin Park. Over the last century, speculators have offered increasingly wild theories of Thomson's fate....

Icon of the event Author Talk: Andrew Larsen
Thu Oct 19, 2017 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: High Park

Meet Andrew Larsen, author of The Man Who Loved Libraries, and hear about philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie established more than 2500 Carnegie libraries around the world, including the High Park Library....

Icon of the event I Am Not a Number with Jenny Dupuis
Wed Oct 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Spadina Road

This session will focus on Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis' experience writing the book, I Am Not a Number. Jenny will share her reflections on the journey of working with family/community to tell the story of her granny's experience at...

Icon of the event Of Birds and Beetles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Two books, two animals, two authors and one conversation on the meaning of life, and sustaining life. Featuring Kyo Maclear,...

Icon of the event Enduring Wilderness: Toronto's Natural Parklands
Wed Nov 15, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: High Park

Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and e...