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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize - Atrium
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 Daniel Clowes
Mon Feb 29, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The Academy Award nominated creator of Eightball, Ghost World and Wilson, Daniel Clowes, on his new graphic novel, Patience. With Canadian cartoonist Seth....

Icon of the event New Date: Meet Brian Brett, Poet in Residence
Thu Feb 25, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Brian Brett will be discussing his own work, and his plans for the next few months, as he takes his place as the Toronto Reference Library's Spring Poet in Residence....

Icon of the event PEN Canada presents Embattled Truths: Reporting on Gaza - ATRIUM
Wed Feb 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Searching for truth within the fog of war is particularly consequential in dispatches from Israel's occupied territories. Depending on where we get our news, Gaza is either a terrorist haven and a legitimate military target,...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting with speaker
Tue Feb 23, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. Jason Ramsay-Brown presents: Toronto's Urban Ravines and Urban Forests: Their Natural Heritage and Local History.

Icon of the event Bill C-51: 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's controversial so-called "anti-terror" legislation, Bill C-51....

Icon of the event RUSH SEATS ONLY Marlon James
Thu Feb 18, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The celebrated Jamaican novelist and 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, on A Brief History of Seven Killings, John Crow's Devil and The Book of Night Women. With Toronto International Film Festival?s Artistic Directo...

Icon of the event DATE CHANGE: 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 RUSH SEATS ONLY Muriel Barbery
Tue Feb 09, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

From Paris, the internationally bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, on her new novel The Life of Elves. In conversation with CBC Radio's Eleanor Wachtel....