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...

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 ...

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

Please join us for a program presented in association with the TD Gallery's Retro Futures exhibit on display until July 28. How do we prepare for the future? Science fiction writer and foresight consultant Karl Schroeder disc...

Wed Jun 05, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

80 years ago, a Jewish man escaped Nazi persecution in Austria and resettled in Shanghai. As a refugee, he had a life, a career as the concertmaster of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He appreciated the safe haven afforded h...

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...

Thu May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony De Sa is the author of Barnacle Love and Kicking the Sky. ...

Tue Sep 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Mon Jun 03, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Katie Daubs, a Toronto Star features reporter, will talk about how she researches and writes stories about Toronto's history, using both online and offline primary source material and other resources.