Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Anthony Rose: The Last Schmaltz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony Rose is known as Toronto's King of Comfort Food, the Don of Dupont, and the Sultan of Smoked Meat. ...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Three Canada Reads Finalists talk about Indigenous stories in the national competition- the successes and the difficulties they face.

Icon of the event Are we wired for democracy?
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A discussion on whether the current crisis of democracy has to do with the limitations of our brains. In this age of smartphones and information overload, is politics too complex for most people to make rational, informed cho...

Icon of the event Michael Klein: When Doctors Are Wrong
Tue Oct 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Dr. Michael Klein is one of Canada's most prominent family doctors. He presents his memoir: Dissident Doctor, My Life Catching Babies and Challenging the Medical Status Quo.

Icon of the event Tariq Ali: Where Did the Left Go?
Fri Oct 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tariq Ali, one of the most important public intellectuals of the last century, discusses his latest work and his thoughts on the retreat of the Left from democracies around the globe. ...

Icon of the event Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost ...

Icon of the event Let's Talk Primates: Conflict and Conservation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened as large areas of tropical forest are lost or modified to accommodate a growing human population. Most primates live in the tropics and are especially vulnerable. Professor Valerie Scho...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: An Interview with Kenneth Oppel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award-winning YA/children's author Kenneth Oppel discusses the writer's life and craft. Kenneth's 32 books include the Governor General Award-winner ...

Icon of the event How can we protect ourselves from Facebook?
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As the impact of fake news became evident after Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, voices across the world have argued that social media giants have become a threat to democracy. The Cambridge Analytica scandal added ur...

Icon of the event Jeremy Dutcher: Honouring Ancestral Voices
Wed Dec 05, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canadian sensation Jeremy Dutcher, a classically trained Indigenous singer/songwriter and musicologist, who won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's most prestigious music award, for his album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. He...