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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event The Home for Unwanted Girls: A Reading by Joanna Goodman
Thu May 10, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

The Home for Unwanted Girls exposes the heartbreaking story of the Quebec "Duplessis Orphans." In the 1950s, under Premier Duplessis, tens of thousands of orphans were falsely classified as mentally ill and confined to psychi...

Icon of the event Eh List: Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished authors: Katherine Ashenburg (Sofie & Cecilia), Heidi Sopinka (The Dictionary of Animal Languages) and Sarah Meehan Sirk (The Dead Husband Project) will be discussing their recent works.

Icon of the event Ads on the Moon: Corporate and Cultural Cosmopolitanisms in Cloud Atlas
Thu May 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas explores community-building in conventional as well as innovative ways. The latter includes the ways in which corporations or the system of "corporacy" can influence everyday communications and sh...

Icon of the event Kim Thúy pour eh liste: rencontre avec l'auteure
Tue Apr 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Yorkville

Venez rencontrer Kim Thúy qui discutera de son dernier roman, ...

Icon of the event The Fruitful City - The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest
Tue May 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

When was the last time you considered eating fruit from a city tree? In Toronto alone, volunteers with Not Far From the Tree have picked almost 150,000 pounds of fruit since 2008. In The Fruitful City, Toronto author Helena M...

Icon of the event Toronto Star Short Story Contest, Awards Ceremony
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Meet the 2018 jury, finalists and winners of the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. ...

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 Mar 27
Tue Apr 24
Tue May 29
Tue Jun 26
Icon of the event Lydia Kwa: Oracle Bone
Tue May 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Downsview

Writer and psychologist Lydia Kwa on a tale of good and evil, ...

Icon of the event Worry-Free Money - Stop Budgeting, Start Living!
Thu Apr 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Palmerston

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you're constantly broke. ...

Icon of the event Bonnie Stern: Spotlight on Israeli Cuisine
Wed May 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for Bonnie Stern's discussion and presentation of slides from her most recent culinary trip. Not only will she show you why Israeli cuisine has become one of the hottest trends in the international culinary wor...