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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Ami McKay
Tue Nov 01, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure on her new, beguiling novel, The Witches of New York, a tale of three remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York...

Icon of the event Cuba beyond the Beach - Stories of Life in Havana
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Havana is Cuba's soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World. After over a decade of visits as a teacher, researcher, and friend, Karen Dubinsky looks past political slogans and tourist postcards to the streets, ...

Icon of the event The Clash of Ignorance: The West and the Muslim World
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the West and the Muslim World, r...

Icon of the event Cordelia Strube
Tue Oct 04, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Cordelia Strube, author of the acclaimed novel of Lemon, discussing her funny and heartbreaking book On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light, a story of love and revelation. Q&A and book signing to follow....

Icon of the event Cosmopolis Toronto: Opening Reception
Thu Nov 03, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Meet photographer Colin Boyd Shafer and exhibition participants....

Icon of the event Star Talks: Ross King
Mon Sep 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The author of Leonardo and the Last Supper on his new novel, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of Water Lilies. With Toronto Star's Murray White....

Icon of the event Another Genocide: ISIS' Destruction of Iraq's and Syria's Cultural Heritage
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The rise of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) over the past two years has taken the world by surprise. While reports of horrific human rights violations and systematic persecutions of ethnic and religious minorities commit...

Icon of the event Subdivided : Building Inclusion into the Global City
Mon Sep 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Can hyper-diversity reduce inequality and social divisions in Toronto and other global cities?...

Icon of the event Tim Falconer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Author, journalist, and self-confessed "bad singer" Tim Falconer discusses his journey in trying to understand the brain science behind tone-deafness, why we love music, and achieving his personal goal of singing in public. Q...

Icon of the event The eh List:  Emma Donoghue (SOLD OUT) - Waiting List Available
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian superstar author of Room and Frog Music on her new novel, The Wonder With CTV's Marci Ien. Q&A and book signing to follow....