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Author Talks & Lectures

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 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 ...

Icon of the event Finding the Dream
Tue May 08, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Authors Carrianne Leung and Djamila Ibrahim discuss their new novels,

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 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens will talk about native plant gardens and how they:...

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 Women's Book Club - A Room of Your Own 19+ presents author Kate Hilton
Fri Feb 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

From the nationally bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle, a witty, insightful new novel about juggling the demands of three husbands - a work husband, an almost husband and an ex-husband - and figuring out the true me...

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Tue May 29, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) tells the story of making Mars into a habitable planet. It explores climate change, revolution, and scientific communication in an environment where no one...

Icon of the event The World Inside and Around a Beehive
Wed Apr 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Come and discover the many direct benefits of pleasure beekeeping, and the innovative solutions that open it now to general public. Anatole Yarmosh, PhD, author of "The World Inside and Around a Beehive" book series and 4th g...

Icon of the event RBC Taylor Prize Short List
Thu Feb 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

An evening with the five finalists of the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction. Deborah Dundas moderates the discussion. Presented in partnership with IFOA.

Icon of the event The Power of Index Investing
Wed Mar 28, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Fairview

Still trying to beat the market by picking stocks and mutual funds? Time for a different approach. Award-winning journalist and investment advisor Dan Bortolotti will show you how to build a low-cost, diversified portfolio wi...