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...

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Want to write, but not sure where to start? Looking for constructive criticism on what you've already written? Join us for our adult Creative Writing Workshop facilitated and taught by an experienced professional in the indus...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 28
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. ...

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...

Mon Sep 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: St. Lawrence

Peter Edwards, Toronto Star columnist, has covered organized crime in the GTA for many years. He will talk about how the mob, millenials, biker gangs and cartels have changed the world of organized crime in recent years.

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...

Tue Jun 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Do you find it hard to "sell" yourself during the job interviews? Or to stand out in a competitive job market? Join us to explore how your introvert characteristics contribute to your challenges and how to become more success...

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

Given the structure of provincial-municipal relationships in Canada, Toronto and other Canadian cities often feel powerless to solve their own problems, like housing and transit. ...

Wed Aug 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: St. Clair/Silverthorn

Join author Etta Kaner as she shares her book "Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?" and learn how animals keep warm in some unusual ways. Be prepared to have fun creating your own unusual animals! ...