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Author Talks & Lectures

Icon of the event Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation
Mon Jul 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

In her book "Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic imagi/nation", Tara Atluri pays tribute to a new generation of artists whose creative frames of reference derive from multiple national, religious and cultural ide...

Icon of the event Toronto's Old City Hall: A Private Tour
Tue Jul 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Our much-loved third City Hall has been restored over the past 20 years: its beautiful carved stone details are vivid once again, and much of the interior is as lavish as when the building opened in 1899. Architectural histor...

Icon of the event Tea and Books
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Maria A. Shchuka

Join us for a stimulating introduction to new and interesting books with light refreshments and conversation, uncover hidden treasures at your local library!


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jul 31
Tue Aug 28
Icon of the event Open Mic Night With Special Guests Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug
Tue Jul 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Parliament Street

Join us for a night to remember with literary readings by our special guests, Su Sokol & Ursula Pflug, as well as readings by a variety of talented writers.

Icon of the event The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction in Toronto
Tue Aug 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Boy on the Bicycle is the shocking true story about a coerced confession, fumbled police investigation, a miscarriage of justice, and the star lawyer who fought to free Ron Moffatt from custody.

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 Delving Into Bellevue Square With Michael Redhill
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

The author discusses and reads from his Giller Prize winning novel, Bellevue Square. Mr. Redhill will talk about the compositional challenges of writing the book and read from passages, as well as talk about the novel's recep...

Icon of the event How Buildings Can (Help) Save The World
Tue Sep 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Climate change, indoor environment quality and ecosystem depletion are three major issues for the building industry and Chris Magwood has spent his career working toward practical, affordable solutions. Come and learn how the...

Icon of the event An Evening with Author Steena Holmes: The Forgotten Ones
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Barbara Frum

New York Times and US Today bestselling author, Steena Holmes, will be reading from and discussing her latest fiction novel, ...

Icon of the event How We Changed Toronto: A Talk with John Sewell
Wed Sep 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Former Mayor of Toronto, John Sewell, describes the twelve dynamic years from 1969-1980 when he and other enthusiastic people helped foster change in the political landscape of Toronto.