Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Magic of Literacy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 | 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Kids author Marty Chan shares the hilarious real-life inspiration behind his novels to show students that their own lives can be springboards into great stories. With a little bit of stage magic, he?ll illustrate the writing ...

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 Oct 23
Tue Nov 20
Icon of the event Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall: Hungover: One Man's Quest for the cure
Tue Dec 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall rose to fame after he spent a year undercover, living with the homeless in Toronto's infamous Tent City, and recounted the experience in his first book, Down to This. He now returns to disc...

Icon of the event Hockey Fight in Canada with Author David Shoalts
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Veteran sportswriter, David Shoalts covers the story of how CBC lost ...

Icon of the event Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life
Tue Feb 05, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

Author, Luciana Longo will read from her cookbook/memoir, 'Si Mangia! Memories, Lessons and Recipes from Italian Immigrant Life' and share the secrets to making the perfect tiramisu! There will be an opportunity to ask questi...

Icon of the event Mary Shelley's Masterpiece and Victor Frankenstein's Apprenticeship
Tue Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Kenneth Oppel, author of the series of novels ...

Icon of the event Intro to Cryptocurrency
Mon Nov 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The last two years have introduced cryptocurrency to the mainstream, and it's here to stay. Join us as we discuss the various aspects of this new and exciting industry, including the following topics, so that you have a basis...

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 the wartime memoirs of her father, the book includes a first-hand account of a British Army off...

Icon of the event Crime Writers of Canada
Thu Nov 15, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant

The Crime Writers of Canada will provide us with an introduction to local authors and to crime books that feature the great city of Toronto. Featured authors will each do a reading, followed by a panel discussion on what make...

Icon of the event CANCELLED - Fiona Sampson: In Search of Mary Shelley
Thu Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the event with Fiona Sampson on October 25, 2018 is CANCELLED. The Toronto Public Library apologizes for the inconvenience.