Author Talks & Lectures

Tue Mar 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. The Gown is an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the t...

Tue Mar 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The robots are coming (or so we are told). Will they come to help or hinder our ways of life? Join Terri Favro, the author of ...

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, living in Toronto. Hear him discuss his new short story collection, ...

Wed Apr 03, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Robert Lewis, former Editor-in-Chief of ...

Tue Apr 09, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Astronaut Dave Williams speaks on stage about his book, Defying Limits, and the challenges, surprises and unforgettable moments from his career as one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts.

Wed Apr 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Award-winning poet, writer and teacher, Adam Sol, shares his whimsical book with readers who are afraid they "don't get" poetry but who believe that, with a welcoming guide, they might conquer their fear and cultivate a new a...

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

Samra Zafar is a successful financial services professional advocating for women's rights, and empowering people from all walks of life to reach for their goals and improve their lives.

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 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, I Am a Pedestrian, which describes his 159km walk around Toronto's periphery and introduces the city's enth...