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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A three-part lecture series by lawyer, activist and former Chatelaine legal columnist, Linda Silver Dranoff.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 25
Tue Oct 23
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Are we too dumb for democracy?
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On Saturday, September 22, the Library will have a ...

Icon of the event Tayari Jones: An American Marriage
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. ...

Icon of the event Indigenous Writers' Gathering
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join Katherena Vermette, Tracey Lindberg and Cherie Dimaline in conversation about their award winning novels, their experiences as Indigenous writers in Canada, and the successes and difficulties they face. ...

Icon of the event LANDED: The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land
Tue Nov 06, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Janet Land for a discussion of her book LANDED:The WWII Journal and Family History of William Douglas Land. Based on her father?s wartime memoirs, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army officer ...

Icon of the event True-Crime Tales
Tue Dec 04, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Four veteran true-crime writers discuss their attraction to the genre, how they broke into the field and the challenges involved in writing about difficult topics. The authors will offer anecdotes about their research and wri...

Icon of the event Charles Frazier: Varina
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War. ...

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 How can we protect ourselves from Facebook?
Sat Sep 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On Saturday, September 22, the Library will have a ...

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.