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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event International Women's Day
Mon Mar 02, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Barbara Frum

Lorraine Greaves, one editor of "Play it forward: 50 years of women and sport in Canada," will share this inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport. These are intimate and honest accounts from ath...

Icon of the event International Women's Day: Centering the Voices of Indigenous Women
Wed Mar 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

The colonial system has long excluded the leadership of Indigenous women. Artist-activist Susan Blight (U of T First Nations House) discusses how, through art, activism, and resistance, Indigenous women are actively working t...

Icon of the event Anthony De Sa
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Victoria Village

Anthony's first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. His second novel, Kicking the Sky, captures with clarity and poignancy ...

Icon of the event Author Visit - Cecil Castellucci
Mon Mar 16, 2015 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library as award winning author Cecil Castellucci talks about her latest book "Stone in the Sky" - a sequel to her very successful "Tin Star".

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Ongoing event running from Thu Jan 01, 2015 - Sun May 31, 2015
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Monthly author reading series on Tuesday nights at 7pm. Please contact branch for details. 416-393-7709

Icon of the event Great Books:  Leo Tolstoy  Anna Karenina
Tue May 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Barbara Frum

Join us for an exciting program with guest speaker Julia Zarankin. Location: Barbara Frum Library, Room B. For more information, visit in person or call 416-395-5440.

Icon of the event Author Kamal Al-Solaylee
Thu Jun 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Victoria Village

Kamal Al-Solaylee is a Canadian journalist, who published his debut book, Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, in 2012. His book went on to win the Toronto Book Award in 2013. Born in Aden, his family went into exile in Beirut ...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Mar 03, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Jessica Westhead and Sachiko Murakami read from their work.

Icon of the event Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
Wed Jun 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

In this talk, Montreal poet and non-fiction writer Mark Abley explores the paradox of Duncan Campbell Scott and explains his relevance for Canadians today. Scott was one of the major Canadian poets of the early 20th century, ...