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

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Fri May 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Learn about the philosophy and holistic practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In overview of the principles and methods that practitioners apply in promoting well-being, recognizing the causes behind illness and est...

Wed May 01, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A two time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award wining author of six national bestsellers. Call 416-394-5300 to register for this program. The Award Winning Book Club will be reading the ...

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...

Fri Jun 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

in July 1917, renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Algonquin Park. Speculators have offered wild theories of his fate. Cultural historian Gregory Klages offers an authoritative re...

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 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...

Thu Apr 25, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

What is it about prisoners such as Paul Bernardo that attracts intelligent and secure women to connect with them? Bette Logan reads from her book, Life Lived Inside Out and discusses the topic of women who write, visit and e...