Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Thu Jun 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

When Nora, initially so doll-like and cossetted, discovers that her husband Torvald is utterly inadequate in a crisis and fails her, she leaves him and their traditional life together. When the door slams behind her at the en...

Icon of the event Author Visit with Don Aker
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join us for an afternoon with Canadian Writer Don Aker, as he discusses his work and experience as an educator. Don Aker is the award-winning author of 20 books, among them several bestselling novels for teens. He is also the...

Icon of the event Riverdale Presents Author Kallie George
Fri May 20, 2016 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Kallie George is the author of the picture books "Flare", "Spark", and "Duck, Duck, Dinosaur", as well as the Magical Animal Adoption Agency series. Join her as she explores her sources of inspiration in the talk "Soaring Th...

Icon of the event Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels
Tue Jun 14, 2016 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kensington Market Historical Society presents "Bootleggers, Bookmakers and Brothels," a multimedia and performance event featuring:...

Icon of the event Raising Monarch Butterflies
Sat Jun 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

Imagine holding a monarch butterfly in your hand! That's what you'll be able to do if you raise them yourself. In this fun workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to raise your own monarchs....

Icon of the event Lisa Moore
Mon May 16, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents award-winning author, Lisa Moore and her first young adult novel, Flannery. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, empowering and harrowing, sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone takes matters int...

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

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 31
Icon of the event Ann Y. K. Choi
Mon May 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the debut novel by Ann Y. K. Choi. Set in Toronto's Korean community in the 1980s, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety is a bitter-sweet, coming-of-age story as a young Korean girl pursues her dreams t...

Icon of the event Picture Book Party! Maya and Skunk on a String
Sat Jun 04, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us to celebrate the launch of Skunk on a String, a playful wordless tale by author and illustrator Thao Lam, and Maya, a book where one little girl reminds us of the power of story, from author Mahak Jain and illustrator...

Icon of the event Robert J. Sawyer
Mon May 02, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The eh List Author Series presents the Hugo and Nebula award winning author Robert J. Sawyer. His new sci-fi thriller, Quantum Night, explores the thin line between good and evil that every human being is capable of crossing.