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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event My Year in Robot Land
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

How a digital immigrant researched and wrote "Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation"...

Icon of the event East York Historical Society
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Discussions on local history subjects about your neighbourhood.

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Mar 27
Tue May 29
Icon of the event Catherine Rondina Book Launch
Sat Apr 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Jane/Sheppard

Come meet award-winning author Catherine Rondina as she unveils her latest book: Carey Price: How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender. Be a part of the celebration and purchase a signed copy! This event is for...

Icon of the event Nevil Shute's On the Beach, Oppenheimer, and the Slow Apocalypse
Tue May 08, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

"The way the world ends/[is] not with a bang but a whimper." This epigraph from T.S. Eliot's "Hollow Men" opens On the Beach wherein the earth's Northern hemisphere has been completely irradiated by nuclear weapons and the re...

Icon of the event Gardening for the Future
Thu Apr 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Learn about all the ways that gardening can result in positive environmental change. Lorraine Johnson, author of ...

Icon of the event Eye of the Storm: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Mon Apr 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Based on his book, Antony Anderson will present a talk on how Canada's greatest diplomat, Lester Pearson helped solve the 1956 Suez Crisis. In the process, Pearson persuaded the UN General Assembly to establish its first peac...

Icon of the event Bad Singer - Good Singer
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Join author Tim Falconer (Bad Singer) and singer-songwriter and educator Tyler Ellis as they explore the culture, the science, the joy, and the gut-wrenching fear of raising your voice in song.

Icon of the event Lost and Found: Orphan 32 Goes Home
Tue May 22, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Two year old Thanh Campbell was one of 57 war orphans rescued from Vietnam in 1975. As part of Operation Babylift, these children were flown out of Saigon, brought to Toronto, and adopted into Canadian families. They were bro...

Icon of the event Yearning for Freedom
Tue May 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: S. Walter Stewart

Calls Across the Pacific tells the story of Nina Huang who flees the Cultural Revolution to America in 1969. Years later, she writes to denounce Mao's regime. As a Canadian freelance writer, she risks her freedom and life to ...