Author Talks & Lectures

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.

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 | 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. ...

Wed May 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Runnymede

The issue of labour, of how society determines the value of an individual's time, energy and resources, haunts Charles Dickens's Great Expectations like an omnipresent spectre. The novel takes its shape around the rise and fa...

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, ...

Wed Apr 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Update: this event is now sold out. There will be a rush line and we may be able to let in a few people without tickets on the day of the event. ...

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...

Tue Jun 18, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Yorkville

Alistair MacLeod's Island comprises a lifetime of toil as a short fiction writer - a grand total of sixteen lovingly rendered, meticulously honed stories preoccupied mostly with the lives, loves and labour of twentieth centur...

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

Hélène Koscielniak est une auteure originaire du Nord de l'Ontario. Elle a travaillé dans le domaine d'éducation et s'est impliquée dans plusieurs organismes connexes, Direction générale de la condition féminine de l'Ontario...

Tue May 07, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Why has Canadian Literature been at the heart of public controversies recently? ...