Author Talks & Lectures

Thu Jun 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Presented in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies, OCAD University, this lecture introduces attendees to the current relationship between art and architecture, in the creation of public spaces. ...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

At 15, Samra Zafar had big dreams for herself. She was going to go to university, and forge her own path. Then with almost no warning, those dreams were pulled away from her when she was suddenly married to a stranger at 17 a...

Mon Jun 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canada's health-care system is in poor health. How might we fix it? Why would we want to? What's stopping us from doing so? These three questions lie at the heart of this in-depth exploration of one of the biggest political a...

Sat Jun 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As we approach World Refugee Day, come join local author Maryam Rafiee to hear her story of survival and displacement as she presents her book ...

Sat Jul 27, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Join local author Luciana Longo for an entertaining afternoon of storytelling and tiramisu making as she shares her journey of writing her memoir/cookbook ...

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

In 1971, the bestselling memoir The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander proposed that sex work was a job, not a crime or vice. By refusing to tell the standard story of the prostitute as victim or criminal, Hollander challenged...

Thu Jul 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canada Day may be over, but it's not too late to celebrate! Join Douglas Gibson, editor, publisher, author and performer, as he presents the Toronto premiere of ...

Tue Jul 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change with destructive consequences deepens ethical issues explored and discussed by ecofeminists around the world. Hear Ana Isla describe the academic field of material ecofeminism and provides an overview of the l...

Sat Aug 31, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

The University Bound with WADOKA Academy (UBWW) program caters to students ranging from JK to Grade 8 and runs every Saturday at York University. In addition to practicing martial arts, the Read to Succeed portion of this pr...

Fri Jun 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

in July 1917, renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Algonquin Park. Speculators have offered wild theories of his fate. Cultural historian Gregory Klages offers an authoritative re...