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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Abyssinian Nomad
Wed Oct 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The book by Maskarm Haile has an alternate title: an African woman's journey of love, loss and adventure from Cape to Cairo. Compiled and written as a personal journal and travel memoir, it includes events and private letters...

Icon of the event Wab Kinew: Go Show the World
Mon Sep 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Inspired by Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Wab Kinew celebrates the stories of Indigenous people throughout time. ...

Icon of the event Ben Macintyre: The Spy and the Traitor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among others. ...

Icon of the event Thomas King: Cold Skies
Wed Sep 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Thomas King is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, scriptwriter and photographer of Cherokee and Greek descent.

Icon of the event Kate Morton: The Clockmaker's Daughter
Tue Oct 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kate Morton is the author of five bestselling novels, including The Lake House. Hear her discuss her latest mystery, The Clockmaker's Daughter, the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across ...

Icon of the event Gary Shteyngart: Lake Success
Mon Oct 01, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize)...

Icon of the event Anthony Rose: The Last Schmaltz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Anthony Rose is known as Toronto's King of Comfort Food, the Don of Dupont, and the Sultan of Smoked Meat. ...

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 Jay Ingram: The Science of Why
Wed Nov 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

One of Canada's most popular science authors, Jay Ingram presents the third installment of his best-selling series, The Science of Why, which explores questions that we often think about but rarely resolve, like why do we cri...

Icon of the event Living in the Land of Milk and Money
Tue Aug 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

An outsider on the inside. For the last eight years, Diccon Bewes has been exploring Switzerland and writing about the places, the people, the trains and the chocolate. He's become the accidental expat expert and in this humo...