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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Driverless Cars in Toronto
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Ticoll, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School, University of Toronto provides a glimpse into our future with driverless cars. Learn how automated vehicles will transform our city and the ...

Icon of the event Toronto Book Awards
Tue Oct 11, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Toronto Book Awards. Hosted by CBC's Gill Deacon....

Icon of the event Transition Toronto: Green Your Community
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Transition Toronto brings neighbours together to have fun and reduce their environmental impact at the same time. By guiding groups of neighbours through a series of social evenings the project helps communities save energy, ...

Icon of the event Cartography in Miniature
Thu Oct 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Map collector Alec Parley leads an illustrated talk about the history and beauty of miniature maps....

Icon of the event Ann Patchett
Wed Oct 05, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The bestselling author of Bel Canto and State of Wonder on her new novel, Commonwealth. With freelance journalist Tina Srebotnjak....

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 The eh List:  Emma Donoghue
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....

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society meeting
Tue Sep 27, 2016 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Bev Dietrich presents: Sitting Pretty: The History of the Toilet.

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 M. G. Vassanji
Thu Sep 22, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Two-time Giller winner M. G. Vassanji on a future where eternal life is possible, identities can be chosen and his new novel, Nostalgia. In conversation with Toronto Star's Deb Dundas. Q&A and book signing to follow....