Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Sydney Smith - Small in the City: Building a Picture Book
Thu Oct 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books' 12th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture is presented by Governor General's Award-winning children's book artist Sydney Smith. Using his forthcoming book Small in the Cit...

Icon of the event Bringing Back the Birds
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Canada's north is home to a songbird nursery of billions of migratory birds who undergo a spectacular annual migration to warmer latitude to escape winter. Decades of monitoring have shown steep declines in many species but n...

Icon of the event Shakespeare And...Astrology
Fri Nov 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Since the worldview of Shakespeare's time includes the spheres of the planets, his plays are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena. This talk explores Shakespeare's use of astr...

Icon of the event Jan Thornhill: On Capturing Children's Ecological Imagination
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill will speak at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books' 31st Helen E. Stubbs Lecture about the methods she has used in her nature-based children's books to encourage ...

Icon of the event Victory Lap Retirement
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The rules of retirement have changed - people are living longer and have to finance as many years in retirement as they had in their entire working career. So what will thirty or forty years, or more, in retirement look like ...

Icon of the event Become a Smarter Investor
Wed Feb 06, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

Humans aren't hard-wired to be good investors: we all have instincts and biases that sabotage the way we manage money.