Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Assisted Suicide
Tue Jun 16, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Peter Lin will discuss Assisted Suicide, a difficult and divisive issue touching on religious beliefs, legality, governmental policies, personal wishes and the Hippocratic Oath....

Icon of the event Dispatches from the Frontiers of Science - SOLD OUT
Wed May 06, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Is our universe the only one? How do we prevent a zombie plague? Will biometrics eliminate privacy altogether? Will climate change put fish in hot water? Should we trust the machines?...

Icon of the event Chris Hedges - SOLD OUT
Tue May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Chefs in the Salon
Fri May 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning television personality and bestselling cookbook author Laura Calder (...

Icon of the event Great Books:  Alistair MacLeod - No Great Mischief
Fri Jun 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, Alistair MacLeod's only novel, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story,beautifully told, of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the l...

Icon of the event Judy Blume
Mon Jun 29, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The recipient of over 90 literary awards and three lifetime achievement awards presents her first adult novel in 15 years, In the Unlikely Event. With freelance journalist Rachel Giese....

Icon of the event Great Books:  Euripedes - Medea
Fri May 22, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Euripedes, who Aristotle called 'the most tragic' of the Greek tragedians, gives us in Medea, one of literature's most vivid psychological portraits of woman scorned. This lecture highlights the playwright's social critique,...

Icon of the event Arab Feminists Thoughts
Tue Jun 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Co-editors, Ghadeer Malek and Ghaida Moussa, present on their work in Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance, which articulates the thoughts of Arab feminists through critical narratives, essay...

Icon of the event Oil '(In)dependence'?:
Tue May 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Petroleum Work in Mexico and Canada After the US Shale Boom...

Icon of the event Ria Voros: Author Visit
Wed May 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us on May 13th when noted Canadian Young Adult (YA) author and dessert aficionado, Ria Voros, will be reading from some of her works. Ria's latest titles are 'The Opposite of Geek' (2013) and 'Nobody's Dog' (2012), both ...