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Author Talks & Lectures

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 May 29
Tue Jun 26
Tue Jul 31
Tue Aug 28
Icon of the event Caribbean Carnival: Author Nadia Hohn visits Palmerston
Thu May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved to Canada to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't ...

Icon of the event Food Sustainability with Author Sonia Faruqi
Mon Jun 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Sonia Faruqi left a successful Wall Street career path to investigate animal farms around the world, a journey profiled in her critically acclaimed book ...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Kevin Sylvester
Mon Jul 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Kevin Sylvester will present stories from his award-winning series The Neil Flambe Capers and MINRs, as well as stories from his many non-fiction books. Kevin will also present his patented 5-second cartooning class. Kids won...

Icon of the event Recent Significant Privacy Investigations and Consultations by the IPC
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for an informative session about recent significant privacy investigations and consultations by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC). Some of them: Collection of tenants' personal information, ...

Icon of the event Around Switzerland in 80 Maps
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The 80 maps are contemporary to the eras they portray, rather than drawn for the book. Each has been chosen for a particular reason, be that an important moment in Swiss history or an interesting aspect of Swiss life. Or beca...

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: the interview with Steve Burrows
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Steve Burrows discusses the writer's life and craft. His 2014 novel ...

Icon of the event Exploring Toronto's Architecture: The Annex
Tue Jul 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Annex began as a subdivision outside of Toronto's boundaries. The neighbourhood has fought to preserve its character and now its varied architecture accommodates families, single professionals, and students from the nearb...

Icon of the event One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada
Sat Jun 02, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join historian Joan Sangster for a lively discussion about her new book One Hundred Years of Struggle: The History of Women and the Vote in Canada. This timely book coincides with the 100th anniversary on May 24th of women's ...

Icon of the event Toronto Jazz Treasures: 100 Portraits of Toronto's Great Jazz Musicians
Mon Jun 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Award winning photographer Pat LaCroix and jazz broadcaster/producer/writer Ted O'Reilly on the creation of this tribute to Toronto's talented jazz musicians.