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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Dec 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Clair/Silverthorn

Hoa Nguyen and Stuart Ross read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

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 RBC Taylor Prize
Thu Mar 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Toronto Public Library and Harbourfront Centre's International Festival of Authors present an evening with the five finalists of the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction....

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...

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 The Germ Files
Thu Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jason Tetro is here again to advise us and amaze us about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benef...

Icon of the event NEW DATE 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 All the Libraries Toronto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Daniel Rotsztain, a.k.a. the Urban Geographer, is a freelance artist, writer, and cartographer. Throughout 2015, Rotsztain visited every public library in Toronto and illustrated their exteriors, releasing the collection onli...

Icon of the event Alanna Mitchell and John Geiger
Thu Dec 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents John Geiger with award-winning, Canadian science journalist Alanna Mitchell. The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845?1848 Franklin Expedition. Geiger, CEO of the R...

Icon of the event Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield
Tue Mar 15, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Wars fought over the past quarter century have been a spectacular failure. The overwhelming majority end in military stalemate and are settled at the negotiating table, with the grievances that led to the war still unresolved...