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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 Aug 28
Icon of the event Graphic Novel Workshop with Chad Solomon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Join Chad Solomon, member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation and co-author of the Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels for an interactive writing workshop. Learn to create a single graphic novel page, from story concept to page...

Icon of the event Hallelujah: A Leonard Cohen Sing-Along
Thu Nov 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Join an all-star cast of friends, colleagues and fans of Leonard Cohen as they tell stories about the artist?s unique life and contribution to song ? then sing along as some of his best known songs are played in a public sett...

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...

Icon of the event Ocean Protection with Author Sonia Faruqi
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Author of the critically acclaimed book Project Animal Farm, Sonia Faruqi will discuss the importance of ocean conservation and the threats faced by the ocean, including coral reef bleaching and water pollution. These themes ...

Icon of the event Comic Arts Workshop with Jillian Tamaki
Wed Sep 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Fairview

In this introduction to the art of drawing comics, illustrator and comic artist, Jillian Tamaki, will show teens some cartooning basics through cartooning games and a takeaway exercise.

Icon of the event Author Visit- Arif Anwar
Wed Nov 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Eatonville

Join us as we host author of 'The Storm', Arif Anwar. Arif was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, just miles from the Bay of Bengal. He previously worked for BRAC, one of the world?s largest non-governmental organizations, on is...

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!...