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 Québec 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 Victory Lap Retirement Workshop
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

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 *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 War and Remembrance with author Jennifer Robson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Victoria Village

Jennifer will be speaking about her novels, all of which take place in both World Wars, set in France and England. We look forward to this timely topic for Remembrance day.

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 Croisée des mots : Didier Leclair
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Didier Leclair est né en 1967 à Montréal. Il quitte son pays de naissance très tôt pour l'Afrique où ses parents d'origine rwandaise décident de ramener la famille. Il grandit dans différents pays francophones. En 1987, il qu...