Friends of the Library Events 2017-2018

Upcoming Events

We look forward to sharing the 2018-2019 program of events with you in the fall.

Past Events

Tuesday, March 27, 2018: The 17th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture with Pearce J. Carefoote on A Confusion of Printers: The Press in the English Reformation

Pearce J. Carefoote is the Interim Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and author of Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter (Lester, Mason, & Begg, 2007).

 

Location: George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College (15 Devonshire Place)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

To reserve your free ticket, RSVP online or you can email fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca.

 


Tuesday, February 27, 2018: The 19th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Roo Borson

Roo Borson has published thirteen books of poems. Her Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida received the Governor General’s Award in 2004, the 2005 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2005. Her most recent collection, Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar (McClelland & Stewart, 2017), addresses the themes of time, mortality, transience, and absence.

 

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College

Time: 5:00 for 5:30 p.m.

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca


Tuesday, January 23, 2018: Sylvia Lassam on The Art of Trinity College

Listen as Trinity College’s Rolph-Bell Archivist explores the countless examples of artistic expression scattered throughout the college’s campus.

 

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 p.m.

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca


Tuesday, December 5: Annual Christmas Celebration

Join the Friends for their annual holiday festivities, complete with readings, carols, and more!

 

Location: Seeley Hall, Trinity College

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 p.m.

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca


Monday, September 18: The Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting with speaker Hillary Cunningham Scharper on Discovering the "Ecogothic" on Georgian Bay

perdita cover

(From her website) Hilary Scharper is a Canadian novelist. Her stories have been described as ecogothic: a new and emerging literary genre that builds on elements of the traditional gothic but highlights human-nature relationships. Her major works include a novel Perdita (Simon & Schuster, Source Books, La Court Echelle French version), a collection of short stories Dream Dresses (Seraphim Editions), and an award winning ethnography on the US Sanctuary Movement: God and Caesar at the Rio Grande (University of Minnesota Press; Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award). Hilary is also a professor of cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses on the anthropology-of-animals, cultural-approaches-to-nature, and cities-and-nature.

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 p.m.

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca


Wednesday, April 26: The 16th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture with Trinity Fellow, Professor Nicholas Everett: Modern Medicine from Medieval Manuscripts

Medieval Manuscript image doctor treating patient

Ancient and Medieval drugs are often dismissed by modern science as having been little more than placebos when they were not downright dangerous. Yet many of the most commonly used drugs today were handed down to us from the Middle Ages, and recent scientific research on medicinal plants suggests we should continue to listen to past traditions for insight and inspiration. Prof. Nicholas Everett, Fellow of Trinity, will briefly discuss some examples of drug recipes as recorded in medieval manuscripts and suggest new ways to consider forgotten pharmaceuticals in light of recent advances in both science and humanities research. Drug discovery is just one example of how medical research has become more interested in history than ever before.

Lecture is open to the public, but you must RSVP fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca

Location: George Ignatieff Theatre,15 Devonshire Place, Toronto

Time: Lecture begins at 7:30
 


Tuesday, March 14: The 18th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Liz Howard

Liz Howard’s first book of poems, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, the first time a debut collection has won the award. The book was also a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. Born and raised in northern Ontario, Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian literary journals such as The Capilano Review, The Puritan, and Matrix Magazine. Her chapbook Skullambient was a finalist for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of Guelph and works as a research officer in cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto.

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue
Time: 5:00 for 5:30
RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca

Some spaces are available for non FOTL-members to attend.


Thursday, February 9: Dean David Neelands on Richard Hooker

Location: Combination Room, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue

Time: 7:30 for 8:00 p.m

RSVP: fotl@trinity.utoronto.ca