Author Talks & Lectures

Fri May 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Are we looking towards a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss?...

Thu May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony De Sa is the author of Barnacle Love and Kicking the Sky. He appears to discuss his new novel, Children of the Moon. Set in Tanzania 1956, this raw and compelling novel follows Pó and Zeca, who fall in love amid colon...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Colleagues of Anthony Bourdain talk about his work, his legacy and how he changed the way we think about food.

Tue Apr 30, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Using compelling historical evidence, Bruce Pascoe discusses his book, Dark Emu, which reveals that Aboriginal systems of food production and land management have been understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal hist...

Thu May 09, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lucy Knisley is the author and illustrator of beloved graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family. Her latest memoir, ...

Fri Jun 07, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Northern District

Author Malcolm Bernstein shares touching stories from his family's life with his dog, Benjamin. This program will include a Q & A about animal care and the responsibilities that come with pet ownership.

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

What is the history of the Eastern section of Toronto? How do residents describe living there? How are changes in the locality being experienced?...

Mon May 06, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In luscious prose, the author discusses her book, The Chef's Secret, which serves up power, intrigue, and passion, bringing Renaissance Italy to life in a delectable fashion. ...

Mon Apr 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This event is CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. ...

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...