Author Talks & Lectures

Thu Jun 13, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Rediscover Toronto history through walking and exploration of city limits. Edward Brown presents his nonfiction book, ...

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 Jun 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Nancy Drew Sleuths are having their annual convention in Toronto this year. Come listen to a line up of speakers and celebrate Nancy Drew, a timeless character that has trail blazed through generations of fans since the 1...

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 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Presented in partnership with the Office of Continuing Studies, OCAD University, this lecture introduces attendees to the current relationship between art and architecture, in the creation of public spaces. ...

Thu May 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our democracy is a trainwreck. Our elections feel hollow and our legislatures have become toxic. Fierce partisanship, centralized power, distorted election results and rigged systems all contribute to our growing cynicism. ...

Fri Jun 07, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The New York Times bestselling author talks about her latest book, Don't Label Me: an Incredible Conversation for Divided Times, which offers an antidote to the culture wars that plague so much of our political and identity d...

Fri May 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kick off your visit to TCAF, with a bang - or is that a bump in the night? - as Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito makes his way to the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library at 6:30pm on Friday, May 10, ...

Mon May 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

International bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay, author of Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan, will discuss his new novel, A Brightness Long Ago. ...

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...