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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Another Country, Another Life: an evening with Patrick Boyer
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada.

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a stimulating introduction to new and interesting books with light refreshments and conversation, uncover hidden treasures at your local library!


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Aug 28
Icon of the event The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

Icon of the event Graphic Artist Eric Kim
Sat Oct 20, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Eric Kim is a Korean-Canadian illustrator and comic book creator. He has also worked as an animator, providing storyboarding, concept work and animation services. Join us as Eric gives a workshop on creating comic books.

Icon of the event Shakespeare And...Astrology
Fri Nov 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Since the worldview of Shakespeare's time includes the spheres of the planets, his plays are filled with references to the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other celestial phenomena. This talk explores Shakespeare's use of astr...

Icon of the event The Process of Writing
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

In this 90 minute workshop, author, Anubha Mehta,will give examples on how and where to start developing the plot, how to generate ideas and how to start writing. Learn what makes a story engaging and how to identify the el...

Icon of the event Comic Arts Workshop with Evan Munday
Mon Oct 22, 2018 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join author and illustrator Evan Munday who will guide you through the process of creating your own comic book or graphic novel. Bring your ideas to life and learn a few tricks of the trade!...

Icon of the event Jim Wigmore: Not Your Granddad's Weed?
Fri Sep 21, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a discussion with Forensic Toxicologist Jim Wigmore who will discuss the history and prohibition of cannabis and compare it with alcohol. He will also be talking about the various forms of cannabis and their pote...