Author Talks & Lectures

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. ...

Mon Jun 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canada's health-care system is in poor health. How might we fix it? Why would we want to? What's stopping us from doing so? These three questions lie at the heart of this in-depth exploration of one of the biggest political a...

Sat Jun 15, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As we approach World Refugee Day, come join local author Maryam Rafiee to hear her story of survival and displacement as she presents her book ...

Thu Jul 04, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Canada Day may be over, but it's not too late to celebrate! Join Douglas Gibson, editor, publisher, author and performer, as he presents the Toronto premiere of ...

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...

1:00 pm - 1:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Northern District

Want to write, but not sure where to start? Looking for constructive criticism on what you've already written? Join us for our adult Creative Writing Workshop facilitated and taught by an experienced professional in the indus...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 28
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? Join award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat as she explores the way technology is transforming the way we work. Sharing firsth...

Mon May 27, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Science fiction writer and cultural commentator, Hugh A. D. Spencer invites you to this incredible 1964 film adaptation of H. G. Wells' classic novel. A three-in-one film that is part NASA pseudodocumentary, part Victorian co...

Wed May 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anakana Schofield is one of the most unique, clever voices in contemporary fiction. Her award-winning novels include Malarky and Martin John, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. ...

Tue Sep 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

As the population of Toronto continues to grow and as the number of residents living in high rise buildings increases, the ways in which we encourage and support the city's public spaces increasingly matters. This series exam...