Author Talks & Lectures

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

In 1971, the bestselling memoir The Happy Hooker by Xaviera Hollander proposed that sex work was a job, not a crime or vice. By refusing to tell the standard story of the prostitute as victim or criminal, Hollander challenged...

Fri Jun 14, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Humber Bay

in July 1917, renowned Canadian painter Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared while canoeing in Algonquin Park. Speculators have offered wild theories of his fate. Cultural historian Gregory Klages offers an authoritative re...

Thu Jul 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Brentwood

Making your first million in the stock market is much easier than you think! Contrary to popular belief, being a successful investor is not about how smart you are, or who you know. It's not about time in the market, or timin...

Thu Sep 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Brentwood

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Tue Jun 04, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Come listen to the acclaimed best-selling novelist and restaurateur, Kim Thúy, as she tells stories and culinary secrets shared by her mother and five of her aunts in her new book, Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen. ...

Thu Jul 25, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Come and join Children's author, Andrew Larsen, as he presents a writing workshop. Please call 416-394-5300 to register for this program.

Wed Jun 05, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

80 years ago, a Jewish man escaped Nazi persecution in Austria and resettled in Shanghai. As a refugee, he had a life, a career as the concertmaster of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He appreciated the safe haven afforded h...

Wed May 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

World renowned theoretical physicist and writer, Lee Smolin, and Globe and Mail staff science reporter, Ivan Semeniuk, discuss Smolin's latest book which suggests that the problems which have long plagued the field of quantum...

Thu Jun 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Zalika Reid-Benta appears in conversation to discuss her debut book Frying Plantain. In this stunning short story collection, Zalika Reid-Benta artfully depicts the tensions between mothers and daughters, second-generation Ca...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Humber Bay

Make the big banks work for you, not against you! ...