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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Luciana Longo
Sat Mar 04, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Richview

Join us for an afternoon with Luciana, author of Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life. Listen to excerpts from her memoir, enjoy a cooking demonstration and try a trivia contest to win a tirami...

Icon of the event The Vimy Trap
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War...

Icon of the event Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Any Other Way describes Oscar Wilde's trip to Toronto; early cruising areas and gay/lesbian bars; queer shared houses; a pioneering collective trans archive project; bath house raids; LBGT-police conflicts; the Queen Street a...

Icon of the event Seven Good Years with Etgar Keret
Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Israel's most successful and popular writers, Keret discusses The Seven Good Years, his brilliant, life-affirming memoir. Presented in partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts....

Icon of the event Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
Wed Apr 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning graphic novelist and literacy advocate Gene Luen Yang will appear at the Toronto Reference Library. On January 4, 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and The Children?s Book Council, appointed G...

Icon of the event Paul Auster: Birthright & Possibility - RUSH SEATS ONLY
Mon Feb 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of the world's most widely recognized names in contemporary fiction discusses his new novel, 4 3 2 1, an...

Icon of the event Feminism and Difficult Women with Roxane Gay (RUSH SEATS ONLY)
Thu Mar 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

From the author of Bad Feminist comes a new collection of short...

Icon of the event 13+2 Ways of Looking at Andre Alexis's
Mon Jun 05, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Runnymede

André Alexis?s award-winning novel can be appreciated in many ways, and in this informal lecture Stephen Cain will explore what 15 Dogs can teach us about mythology, genre, language, communication, philosophy, and innovative ...

Icon of the event Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Thu May 18, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Consuming with a conscience is one of the fastest growing forms of political participation worldwide. Every day we make decisions about how to spend our money and, for the socially conscious, these decisions matter. Political...

Icon of the event The Science of Shakespeare
Wed May 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Beaches

William Shakespeare lived in a remarkable time- a period we now recognize as the first phase of the scientific revolution. New ideas about the human body, the earth, and the universe were transforming western thought- and yet...