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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Scarborough Historical Society Meeting
Tue May 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Bendale

Join us for talks on historical subjects. Meetings are free and include refreshments. At this meeting Regan Hutcheson will be a Tour Guide of Markham Heritage Estates at Hwy.48 and 16th Avenue.

Icon of the event What Makes a Book Marvelous?
Wed Apr 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Deborah Dundas, the books editor at the Toronto Star, will talk about how she picks the books she assigns for review in the Star's books section. She'll talk about what critics look for when they're reviewing a book, what tak...

Icon of the event Seeing Red: The Handmaid's Tale as Feminist Dystopia
Mon May 07, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Although Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in 1985, contemporary readers have embraced the book (and the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation) as a cautionary tale for our times. For many, its dysto...

Icon of the event Bonnie Stern: Spotlight on Israeli Cuisine
Wed May 09, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Please join us for Bonnie Stern's discussion and presentation of slides from her most recent culinary trip. Not only will she show you why Israeli cuisine has become one of the hottest trends in the international culinary wor...

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...

Icon of the event Imagining technology: the genius of J. M. W. Turner's
Thu May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join Professor Duffy to discuss J. M. W. Turner's ...

Icon of the event Women Who Write
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Three powerful and accomplished writers, Katherine Ashenburg, Heidi Sopinka and Sarah Meehan Sirk on their recent books: ...

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Thu May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Charlotte Fielden's newest book: WHO WILL REMEMBER? Is a crime novel about a group of seniors who participate in a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s in Mexico, and find unexpected challenges, rewards, and fulfillment. Drop in.

Icon of the event How Poetry Changed My Life
Mon Apr 30, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Join award-winning poet and debut novelist Catherine Graham as she shares her personal journey into poetry during National Poetry Month. She will also read her poems and share the stories behind them. Gain insights into poetr...

Icon of the event Author Visit: Ellin Bessner on her book Double Threat
Wed May 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Join us at Barbara Frum Library where Toronto-based author Ellin Bessner will be discussing, and answering questions about her book, ...