Author Talks & Lectures

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Chris Nihmey, author and ambassador for the Canadian Alliance on Mental Health and Mental Illness shares his story of hope, resilience and healing. ...

Wed Jul 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Riverdale

Rediscover Toronto history through walking and exploration of city limits. Edward Brown presents his nonfiction book, ...

Wed May 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Riverdale

In his new book, which is as personal as it's historical, Dere looks at the impacts of the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chinese-Canadian community - and the way forward. He argues that the discrimination of the p...

Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Come listen to the acclaimed best-selling novelist and restaurateur, Kim Thúy, as she tells stories and culinary secrets shared by her mother and five of her aunts in her new book, Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen. ...

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...

Wed May 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum...

Tue May 07, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

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...