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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 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...

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

British writer Fiona Sampson explores the life of the author of Frankenstein in this riveting new biography. Just how did a sheltered if precocious 19 year-old come to write one of the most celebrated works in all of literary...

Icon of the event 5 Myths that Hinder Student Success in University
Wed Oct 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for this talk and learn what no one tells you about undergraduate studies.

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 Jay Baruchel: Born Into Hockey
Thu Nov 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Writer, actor, director and comedian, Jay Baruchel, is also part owner and chief creative officer of Chapterhouse Comics. He is best known for his roles in Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, This Is the End, Almost Famous, Million D...

Icon of the event Beverley McLachlin: Justice for Everyone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In January 2000, Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to ever hold the position. In those nearly 18 years, McLachlin oversaw cases that involved key decisions about religion, Quebec secess...

Icon of the event A Halloween Marathon Reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Wed Oct 31, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

On Halloween, some of Toronto's favourite local writers and personalities will read the novel at the Toronto Reference Library's Atrium stage with interlude music from the films. Come hear the work live and rediscover why the...

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. ...