Author Talks & Lectures

Thu May 02, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

From rural villages to the city of Mumbai, Toronto author Aparna Kaji Shah's four short stories reflect on the challenges and triumphs of strong female characters dealing with difficult, life-changing situations in modern Ind...

Sat May 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

Fatboy Fall Down is the lush and heartbreaking musings of a man trying to understand his place in the world. Though shot through with sadness, the novel is also full of surprising moments of wry humor, and Rabindranath Mahara...

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, ...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join Toronto children's writer Andrew Larsen, author of The Man Who Loved Libraries: the Story of Andrew Carnegie, for the 16th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Andrew will t...

Tue Apr 23, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us for a conversation about exoplanets, the search for life in the universe, and how the language of science can help tell stories about human relationships. ...

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...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What is the history of the Eastern section of Toronto? How do residents describe living there? How are changes in the locality being experienced?...