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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 25
Icon of the event The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

Icon of the event LANDED: The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land
Tue Nov 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Janet Land for a discussion of her book LANDED:The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land. Based on her father?s wartime memoirs, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army officer ...

Icon of the event Let's Talk Primates: Conflict and Conservation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened as large areas of tropical forest are lost or modified to accommodate a growing human population. Most primates live in the tropics and are especially vulnerable. Professor Valerie Scho...

Icon of the event Art Talk: Dennis Duffy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Another in a series of Dennis Duffy's art talks, this presentation considers Edward Lear's remarkable career in terms of his painting and his verse and drawings.

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue Sep 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Richard Fiennes- Clinton presents: Lost Toronto. A look back at demolished architecture of Toronto.

Icon of the event Royal Weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Leaside

Royal Weddings have been the focus of popular fascination for centuries. Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding dress and her descendants have also exerted a profound influence on how marriages are celebrated around the...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Shane Peacock
Thu Oct 11, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Goldhawk Park

Come and enjoy storytelling with Shane Peacock. He is well known for his best selling series for young adults; "The Boy Sherlock Homes," which has been published in twelve languages. Not to mention, it has won the Arthur Elli...

Icon of the event Life on the Edge: Polar Bears in a Warming Arctic
Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

Climate warming is happening 2-3 times faster in the Arctic than the rest of the planet. Polar bears, among other species, have already been negatively affected by climate warming and mounting evidence suggests the worst is y...

Icon of the event Another Country, Another Life: an evening with Patrick Boyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada.