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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Mount Pleasant

Join Library staff for entertaining book talks. Refreshments provided.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Oct 21
Wed Nov 18
Icon of the event The Cutting Edge: How to Build a Brain
Wed Nov 25, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Chris Eliasmith, Director for the Centre of Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo and creator of Spaun, the world?s largest human brain simulation, explains the impact of new biomedical research on human heal...

Icon of the event Bill Richardson
Thu Nov 05, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents Bill Richardson. Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and former CBC Radio personality, Richardson delivers a fresh and frisky poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree a...

Icon of the event Lawrence Hill - SOLD OUT
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The internationally acclaimed author of...

Icon of the event Creativity Unlocked: Writing for Yourself
Sat Sep 26, 2015 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leaside

This workshop, by writer Carolyn Grisold, will help you open up to the creative energy in your everday life. Everyone welcome.

Icon of the event Terry Fallis
Thu Nov 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
City Hall

The eh List Author Series presents Leacock Prize winner Terry Fallis for a reading and discussion of his latet novel, Poles Apart. Fallis dishes on Eve of Equality, a new feminist blog that becomes a sensation when a wildly p...

Icon of the event Carrie Brownstein
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The creator and co-star of the Emmy-nominated Portlandia on self-invention, punk rock and her memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. With The Globe and Mail's Johanna Schneller....

Icon of the event Author Reading - Ken Newton, Ann Ball, William New: Junction Book
Tue Oct 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Annette Street

The novel, set in West Toronto in 1951, is the tale of three private eyes working on the murder case of the Junction's bookmaker's youngest son. The trio will venture to the shadiest part of Toronto's Junction,and experience ...

Icon of the event Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour
Tue Oct 27, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

Gardening on the edge: an illustrated tour...

Icon of the event Helen Humphreys
Thu Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library

The eh List Author Series presents Helen Humphreys. Humphreys convinces us of the birdlike strength of the powerless in her new novel, The Evening Chorus which serenades people brutally marked by war, yet enduring to live ? a...