Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Fixing our broken food system
Tue Apr 07, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Our food system is not working properly. Diet-related illnesses are on the rise. Many farmers are going broke. Water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture keep increasing. In part II of this serie...

Icon of the event Depression
Tue Mar 31, 2015 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Everyone has felt sadness but when is it depression?...

Icon of the event An afternoon with three Chicago poets in Toronto
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Peter O'Leary, John Tipton and Michael Autrey are contemporary poets, all resident in Chicago. Not necessarily traditional, all are committed to the poetic tradition, notably to the example of the Modernists. Each poet will r...

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting with Guest Speaker
Tue Mar 24, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting forensic expert Tim Irish presents: The Tragic Fire aboard S.S. Noronic on September 17, 1949 in Toronto Harbour.

Icon of the event Young Voices Creative Writing Kick Start
Wed Mar 18, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
York Woods

Discover new ideas for stories you didn't even know you had! Draw on personal experiences and pure imagination. Award-winning author Richard Scarsbrook helps you eliminate writer?s block, using real-time writing prompts to se...

Icon of the event Can We Draw A Line in the Tar Sands?
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Drawing on the recent book A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice this talk will explore how Tar sands "development" comes with enormous environmental and human costs. Co-editor Stephen D'arcy will share...

Icon of the event Kazuo Ishiguro -  SOLD OUT
Tue Mar 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Kazuo Ishiguro, the critically acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Star Talks: Andrew Morton -  SOLD OUT
Thu Mar 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Britain's Andrew Morton, bestselling author of...

Icon of the event Stories about Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Hear Douglas Gibson (Alice Munro's editor) tell stories about the many famous authors he worked with in the course of his long career as an editor and publisher. Featuring authors like Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pier...

Icon of the event 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour - SOLD OUT
Wed Mar 04, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Louise Arbour, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the Third Annual Bluma Lecture. Few people have tackled more wicked problems so when she asks if our rea...