Author Talks & Lectures

Thu Aug 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Author Malcolm Bernstein shares touching stories from his family's life with his dog Ben and answers questions about animal care and the responsibilities that come with pet ownership. Children will be invited to draw and talk...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Labour and work occupy a fascinating but hidden position in the makeup of Pride and Prejudice. This lecture considers the paternalistic role of the country estate holder and looks at changes to the British working world broug...

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...

Thu Jun 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Zalika Reid-Benta appears in conversation to discuss her debut book Frying Plantain. In this stunning short story collection, Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation Ca...

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. ...

Sat Apr 27, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Make the big banks work for you, not against you! ...

Thu Jul 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Cliffcrest

Join us for a fun and informal discussion presented by the Crime Writers of Canada. Topics include the state of crime fiction today and mysteries written with a focus on Toronto. Space is limited. Please visit the branch o...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Crime Fiction Series and Why They Work So Well.

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?...