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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Author Visit: Catherine Rondina
Sat Aug 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern Elms

Come celebrate the launch of children?s author Catherine Rondina?s latest book, Carey Price- How a First Nations Kid Became a Superstar Goaltender. All are welcome to attend. ...

Icon of the event Chris Hedges: Who Killed the American Dream? (SOLD OUT)
Mon Aug 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Opioid crisis, the pornification of culture, the rise of magical thinking, the spreading of violence and hate, waves of suicides, deep social polarization, and a disenchanted population ruled by a reality-TV star. Sound famil...

Icon of the event Living in the Land of Milk and Money
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He's become the accidental expat expert and in this humo...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a stimulating introduction to new and interesting books with light refreshments and conversation, uncover hidden treasures at your local library!


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 28
Icon of the event Iain Reid: Friend or Foe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Iain Reid is the author of two critically acclaimed, award-winning books of non-fiction. ...

Icon of the event Kim Fu: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore
Mon Sep 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Following the success of her first novel, For Today I Am a Boy, Kim Fu talks about her second novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, about a group of young girls who face tragedy at a summer camp, and explores themes of f...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Daniel Perry and Justin Million read from their work. Hosted by Lillian Necakov.

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto: A Talk with John Sewell
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Former Mayor of Toronto, John Sewell, describes the twelve dynamic years from 1969-1980 when he and other enthusiastic people helped foster change in the political landscape of Toronto.