Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Toronto City Hall 50th Anniversary Lecture Series
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Toronto Reference Library

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New City Hall in the Council Chamber of the building itself with this 3-part lecture series in September:...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Sep 03
Thu Sep 10
Thu Sep 24
Icon of the event Treehouse Talks
Ongoing event running from Fri Jan 09, 2015 - Fri Jun 12, 2015
Toronto Reference Library

3 PEOPLE x 3 TOPICS = 1,000 IDEAS...

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: The eh List Presents Lee Maracle and Marilyn Dumont
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, author of...

Icon of the event Stories and Poems from Nunavik
Thu Jun 18, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Inuit poet, storyteller and throat singer Taqralik Partridge brings to life poems and tales from Canada?s north in her distinctive and unique style....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Aeschylus - The Oresteia
Fri Jun 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

In the Oresteia, the only trilogy in Greek drama that survives from antiquity, Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. As they move from darkness to light, from r...

Icon of the event The Medicine Wheel
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spadina Road

How do traditional healings and western medicine influence First Nations communities today? Bob Goulais, member of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge, a traditional society of the Anishinabe (Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatami) disc...

Icon of the event National Aboriginal Day: No More Silence
Sun Jun 21, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Over the last 30 years, more than 1,200 indigenous women have been reported missing or found murdered. Daughters. Sisters. Mothers. Friends....

Icon of the event Rich Terfry
Mon Aug 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Star CBC Radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the ...

Icon of the event One World. One Game.
Thu May 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

That is soccer's true meaning. Toronto is the world in one city. In the context of the Pan Am Games, and the influx of Athletes from Latin America/Caribbean countries, how soccer explains and illuminates this great city....

Icon of the event Technology: Successes and Failures
Fri Jun 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Pursuing a career venture in technology can bring many successes and frustrations and this is all a part of the course. Hearing other journeys is helpful and also inspiring....