Author Talks & Lectures

Tue Apr 02, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. ...

Tue Apr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of several books, most recently ...

Mon Jan 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Why do some social justice movements fail? How can grassroots organizers and activists build better movements that change the world?...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us as we welcome Sociologist and Researcher Dr. Jennifer Mills of The Harriet Tubman Institute at York University as she discusses racism and it's implications in Canada. ...

Mon Jan 28, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

To kick off our On Civil Society 2019 season, we're bringing world-renowned journalist Maria Ressa to the Toronto Reference Library for a special discussion with CBC's Adrienne Arsenault on the state of press freedom around t...

Thu Feb 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

"Gulliver's Travels meets The Underground Railroad: a road trip through the countryside - and the psyche - by the author of Fifteen Dogs."...

Thu Jan 31, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Toronto-based author and personal finance speaker Gordon Stein shares easy financial "recipes" from his ...

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...

Fri Feb 08, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota, and is the author of four previous novels, and two books of nonfiction. His new book, ...

Thu Mar 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Author and journalist James FitzGerald discusses his life and craft. His ...