Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Michael Haynes: Newfoundland to Ontario on the Trans-Canada Trail
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Michael Haynes is a leading authority on trail development in Canada and the author of ...

Icon of the event Lisa Moore: Something for Everyone
Tue Sep 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Internationally acclaimed author Lisa Moore presents her third collection of stories, Something for Everyone. Moore?s image-driven style, fully-imagined characters and subtly crafted narratives take us on a tour of the fantas...

Icon of the event Dimitri Nasrallah: The Bleeds
Tue Oct 02, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Award-winning Qu├ębec writer Dimitri Nasrallah talks with Pasha Mallah about his latest novel, The Bleeds, about a powerful family in a fictional land in the Middle East and their attempts to exert and maintain power while des...

Icon of the event Memoir and Feminism in Poetry:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

With self-parody and wit, Myna Wallin's poems explore the societal construct of womanhood, whose promotion of gendered expectations and stereotypes presents an opportunity for the speaker to subvert modern ideals of femininit...

Icon of the event *CANCELLED*Best Books for Fall
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE YORKVILLE BRANCH FOR ROOF REPAIRS,THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THE SPRING OF 2019.

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 THE WONDERFUL WOMEN WRITERS SERIES
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

A reading series showcasing first-rate women writers and their feminist and women-centered work.

Icon of the event Bad Reputations: Cormorants and Conservation
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Since their rapid population recovery in the Great Lakes, double-crested cormorants have developed a bad reputation because they are large black waterbirds that eat fish, and their nesting habits kill trees. Professor Gail Fr...

Icon of the event Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk: The Wolves of St. Peter's
Mon Oct 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park