Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall: Hungover: One Man's Quest for the cure
Tue Dec 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall rose to fame after he spent a year undercover, living with the homeless in Toronto's infamous Tent City, and recounted the experience in his first book, Down to This. He now returns to disc...

Icon of the event Mary Shelley's Masterpiece and Victor Frankenstein's Apprenticeship
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kenneth Oppel, author of the series of novels ...

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Fiona Sampson: In Search of Mary Shelley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event with Fiona Sampson on October 25, 2018 is CANCELLED. The Toronto Public Library apologizes for the inconvenience.

Icon of the event A Halloween Marathon Reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Wed Oct 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On Halloween, some of Toronto's favourite local writers and personalities will read the novel at the Toronto Reference Library's Atrium stage with interlude music from the films. Come hear the work live and rediscover why the...

Icon of the event Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost ...

Icon of the event Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A three-part lecture series by lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Oct 23
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Histories of Toronto
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Featuring the art, activism, and writings of QTBIPOC in Toronto, ...

Icon of the event Jay Ingram: The Science of Why
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most popular science authors, Jay Ingram presents the third installment of his best-selling series, The Science of Why, which explores questions that we often think about but rarely resolve, like why do we cri...

Icon of the event Intro to Cryptocurrency
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The last two years have introduced cryptocurrency to the mainstream, and it's here to stay. Join us as we discuss the various aspects of this new and exciting industry, including the following topics, so that you have a basis...

Icon of the event Jordan Tannahill: Where Does a Body End?
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Known as one of Canada's most accomplished artists and playwrights, Jordan Tannahill presents his debut novel, Liminal, an exploration of what it means to be human through a 'lushly intelligent' portrait of millennials. ...