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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets
Mon Apr 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Two of Canada's most accomplished and decorated poets, A. F. Moritz and Herménégilde Chiasson on their 40+ year career and their new books, ...

Icon of the event Feminist Crossroads with Elizabeth Renzetti
Thu May 03, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Best-selling author and acclaimed journalist, Elizabeth Renzetti, answers a few questions on feminism, reviews how far women have come - and how far we still have to go - and shares her new collection of essays, ...

Icon of the event The Poetry of Joni Mitchell
Sun Apr 29, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The poetry critic of The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson, and Peter Schneider, Executive Secretary and Manager of the Public Lending Right Program at the Canada Council for the Arts, talk about the work and legacy of Canada's "other...

Icon of the event Single Girl Problems
Wed May 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Northern District

CBC's Andrea Bain lays it all out on the line. Discussing her new book, ...

Icon of the event Motherhood with Sheila Heti
Thu Jun 07, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Internationally acclaimed author Sheila Heti brings to light some radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how - and for whom - to live as she discusses her new book, ...

Icon of the event The Hip: More than a Band with Michael Barclay
Mon Jun 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Acclaimed musical journalist Michael Barclay on the first print biography of The Tragically Hip, ...

Icon of the event Writing Immigration Memoirs: Drop-in Workshops
10:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, current Writer in Residence at Toronto Public Library, is also an immigrant and ESL writer who writes in her second language. She will lead informal, drop-in wo...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event Boneshaker Reading Series
Tue May 08, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloor/Gladstone

Rob Rolfe, Lillian Necakov and Larry Jensen read and perform.

Icon of the event The Ward Uncovered
Tue Jun 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Archaeology of Everyday Life with ...

Icon of the event Cyberattacks and Digital Privacy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

With cyber security concerns on the rise, learn how you can protect yourself from a cyberattack. This special information session will include tips from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on how you can pr...