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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 The Beauty & Importance of Bees
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Don Mills

There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world and over 800 species in Canada. Most of them are nothing like the domesticated honey bee. Professor Laurence Packer from York University's Faculty of Science will outline the...

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 Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

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 ...