Author Talks & Lectures

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 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Adult & children's author Cary Fagan discusses the writer?s life and craft. Cary?s 6 novels and 3 story collections include ...

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. ...

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. ...

Wed May 08, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

NEW DATE - May 8, 2019 in the HINTON Theatre (3rd Floor)...

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? ...

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...

Tue Jul 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change with destructive consequences deepens ethical issues explored and discussed by ecofeminists around the world. Hear Ana Isla describe the academic field of material ecofeminism and provides an overview of the l...

Mon Jun 03, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kim Thúy, bestselling author of Ru and Vi, presents some of her family's favourite Vietnamese dishes in a very special Salon event: a cooking demonstration and discussion. Kim Thúy gives us a glimpse of the approach to the cu...

Wed May 15, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ziya Tong is an award-winning broadcaster and one of the world's most engaging science journalists. Her book The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World reveals our blindne...