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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Rosemary Aubert- Author Visit
Tue Jan 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Memorial

Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal series of mystery novels that are set in Toronto, will talk about the issues they deal with and what it takes to be a mystery novelist.

Icon of the event Before the 6ix
Wed Feb 10, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The international success of Toronto hip hop artist Drake has brought global attention to the city?s music scene. However, a long line of Canadian artists and trailblazers have contributed in setting a platform to catapult up...

Icon of the event David Walliams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The English comedian, actor, author and television personality (Little Britain, Britain's Got Talent) on becoming Britain's biggest children?s author to debut this century. With Toronto Star's film critic and movie writer Li...

Icon of the event Micah White
Thu Mar 17, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Named by Esquire as one of the most influential young thinkers alive today, the American activist and co-creator of Occupy Wall Street on The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution....

Icon of the event Gabrielle Hamilton
Mon Jan 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated chef and author, Gabrielle Hamilton, joins author and journalist Ian Brown to discuss her award-winning memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef and cookbook, Prune....

Icon of the event NEW DATE - RUSH SEATS ONLY Carrie Brownstein
Thu Dec 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

This event has been rescheduled for December 17. All customers with November 17 tickets have been given priority and offered tickets for this new date. If you are interested in attending please add your name to the waitlist...

Icon of the event In Conversation: Terry Fallis, Linda Granfield and Ken McGoogan
Wed Mar 23, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Three award-winning authors discuss their research and writing process and how they have each found inspiration in the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY John Irving
Mon Dec 07, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The beloved author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules returns with Avenue of Mysteries, a novel of fate and memory. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

Icon of the event Bill- C51: what does it mean for you and Canada?
Fri Feb 19, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Veteran Investigative reporter, Andrew Mitrovica, discusses Canada controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill- C51....

Icon of the event Meet Elizabeth Muir, author of: Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 years of Flight
Mon Dec 14, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Hear stories of how Canadian women broke through the sky-blue ceiling, first as passengers on planes, then as pilots and stewardesses, and finally as astronauts....