The Friends of the Merril hold several public events a year. Events are generally held at the Merril Collection, 239 College Street, Toronto, and are free unless otherwise stated.
If you would like to be added to an announcement-only email list (low traffic) for our events, please contact Lorna Toolis.
Scheduled Events for 2015
(additional events will be added as they are confirmed so check back soon!)
September 26th-November 28th – AMAZING SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY: Saturday Mornings at the Merril ! Every Saturday starting September 26th Merril staff will display and discuss items of special interest between 10:30-11am in the Merril Collection, 3rd floor reading room.
October 15th, 2015 – Shining a Light on the Dark Side: Horror Writing in Canada co-sponsored by the Horror Writers of Ontario and Friends of Merril, join local horror writers Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Suzanne Church, Sèphera Girón, Monica S. Kuebler, and Brad Middleton for a panel discussion about horror writing in Canada. 7pm in the Merril Collection, 3rd floor reading room.
October 17th, 2015 – Lillian H. Smith branch 20th Birthday Party! The Lillian is turning 20 on Saturday October 17th and is throwing a party! Some cool things happening within the library: 10am Curator’s Choice – Osborne Collection 4th floor, 10:30am SF Show and Tell – Merril Collection 3rd floor reading room, 11-3pm Gigantic Book Sale, 2-4pm Puppet Show, Scavenger Hunt & BD Cake!
October 24th, 2015 – Seeing Our Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Friends of the Merril present a roundtable discussion on which SF & Fantasy literature first reflected the panelist’s reality and experiences. With moderator Derek Newman-Stille, and panelists Dr. Kathryn Allan, Editor of Disability in Science Fiction & Co-Editor of Accessing the Future, and Kelly Robson, Author of Two-Year Man, Waters of Versailles, & The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill. Additional panelists may be added as confirmations come in. 2-4pm in the Merril Collection, 3rd floor reading room.
November 19, 2015 – Authors Saladin Ahmed and Peter Watts will be with us (courtesy of SF Contario), 7pm. More details to follow.
December 5th, 2015 – Friends of Merril Xmas Tea with special guest Veronica Hollinger