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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event James Bartleman
Thu Sep 08, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

James Bartleman, Ontario's first indigenous Lieutenant Governor and bestselling author on his new memoire, Seasons of Hope, the story of an extraordinary man and his constant journey toward hope. Q&A and book signing to follo...

Icon of the event William Morris Society Annual Event
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Annual lecture hosted by the William Morris Society

Icon of the event Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Map collector Alec Parley leads an illustrated talk about the history and beauty of miniature maps....

Icon of the event Heritage Trees - Preserving Our Roots
Mon Nov 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Cedarbrae

What is a heritage tree? Why is it so important to protect them? Edith George, Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, will explain all the requirements that must be met in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritag...

Icon of the event Cartoonist Sarah Glidden - ATRIUM
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced pe...

Icon of the event M. G. Vassanji
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Two-time Giller winner M. G. Vassanji on a future where eternal life is possible, identities can be chosen and his new novel, Nostalgia. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Dundas. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event 10th Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture - Leonard Marcus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Renowned historian, critic and curator and consultant in the field of children's literature, Leonard Marcus presents an illustrated lecture on "Great Green Rooms of Our Making: Children's Book Places and Their Transformations...

Icon of the event Zoe Whittall
Tue Nov 15, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Acclaimed author and story editor of the TV shows Degrassi and Schitt?s Creek, Zoe Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth and happiness in her new novel, The Best Kind of People. In conversation with Toronto Star?s Deb Du...

Icon of the event Zadie Smith
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The best-selling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time....

Icon of the event Les auteurs franco-ontariens à l'honneur : Michel A.Thérien
Wed Sep 14, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Le 14 septembre 2016, Michel A.Thérien donnera une conférence sur la création poétique. Il abordera le poème en vers et le poème en prose. À partir d'exemples tirés de son oeuvre, l'auteur démontrera comment le poème se métam...