Toronto Public Library Homepage

Author Talks & Lectures

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

Icon of the event Let's Talk Primates: Conflict and Conservation
Wed Oct 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Biodiversity is increasingly threatened as large areas of tropical forest are lost or modified to accommodate a growing human population. Most primates live in the tropics and are especially vulnerable. Professor Valerie Scho...

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 Empowering Women at Work
Tue Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Part of series - Equality of Power: Solutions to the Unfair Treatment of Women...

Icon of the event Graphic Novel Workshop with Chad Solomon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Northern District

Join Chad Solomon, member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation and co-author of the Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels for an interactive writing workshop. Learn to create a single graphic novel page, from story concept to page...

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 Shakespeare...and Astrology?
Thu Sep 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Priscilla Costello as we explore Shakespeare's use of astrological symbolism to fashion his timeless characters and creations.

Icon of the event The Toronto Book of the Dead
Tue Jul 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join author Adam Bunch as he explores Toronto's history through the stories of its most fascinating and shadowy deaths. Take part in a postcard workshop based on his Toronto Dreams Project.

Icon of the event Exchanging Notes: the interview with Steve Burrows
Thu Sep 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Steve Burrows discusses the writer's life and craft. His 2014 novel ...

Icon of the event Jack McClelland: The Most (in)Famous Publisher in Canadian History
Thu Oct 04, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Jack McClelland had an outsized impact on the development of our national literature - an impact which matched his larger-than-life personality. His influence on the national imagination was so profound that Leonard Cohen onc...