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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Toronto's Tree Canopy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sanderson

In the wake of this winter?s devastating ice storm, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation talks about its program aimed at doubling Toronto?s tree canopy to offset the effects of climate change and pollution.

Icon of the event Deathbed dimes
Mon Jan 05, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

"Deathbed dimes" exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery....

Icon of the event  Jennifer Robson / Somewhere in France
Mon Sep 22, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Jennifer Robson studied French literature and modern history as an undergraduate at Kings College at the University of Western Ontario, then attended Saint Antonys College at the University of Oxford, where she obtained her d...

Icon of the event Sharon Baltman: Escape from the Bedside
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Sharon Baltman discusses her book entitled, Escape from the Bedside - a gripping memoir tracking her decision to become a doctor in the early days of feminism to her travels across Canada, the US, through Africa and Israel.

Icon of the event Cathy Marie Buchanan
Thu Nov 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Victoria Village

Cathy Marie Buchanan's " The Painted Girls," is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and has garnered rave reviews, everything from a People Magazine pick, Entertainment Weekly's Must List,to being...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Oct 14, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Authors Glen Downie and Jane Woods read from their work.

Icon of the event Rienzi Crusz -
Mon Oct 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jane/Dundas

Rienzi Crusz was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada in 1965; he is now a Canadian citizen. He has a B.A. from the University of Ceylon, a B.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. from the University of Wate...

Icon of the event I'm not going back: wartime memoir of a child evacuee
Tue Nov 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Kitty was a 10 year old, living in London's Jewish East End during WWII, when she was evacuated to a foster home in the countryside. She sneaked back to be with her mother, refusing to leave her side even as the German bombin...