At the Library Events

Welcome to the Grimsby Author Series At the Library events page!
At the Library events are usually take place on Friday evenings and usually feature one author each with local wines & light refreshments on offer. Tickets for these "At the Library" events are not included in the regular series package. Tickets are made available for sale at the library in the weeks leading up to each event.
At the Library with Debbie Travis
Friday, December 7
Doors: 6:30 PM / Event begins: 7 PM
Tickets are now SOLD OUT.
Join us at the Grimsby Public Library for an author reading with Debbie Travis and delicious local wine tastings. Debbie will be discussing her new title Design Your Next Chapter.
Design Your Next Chapter by Debbie Travis
If you feel stuck with no idea what you should do next, lifestyle celebrity and TV pioneer Debbie Travis's new book is for you. Drawing on the tough (sometimes hilarious) lessons Debbie learned in her own leap into a new way of living, and a multitude of stories, tips and ideas to jumpstart your dreams, she's created an inspiring roadmap for change.
Visit for more information about Debbie's new book.
Find 'At the Library' events from: 2015-16  |  2016-17  |  2017-18 


Katherine Ashenburg Paula McLain

Friday, June 1
Grimsby Public Library
Doors: 6:30 PM | Event begins: 7 PM
Buy tickets online or at the Library starting Monday, January 15. 
Sofie & Cecilia by Katherine Ashenburg
In Sofie & Cecilia, beloved non-fiction author and journalist Katherine Ashenburg draws upon her formidable skill and maturity as a writer to craft an extraordinary and splendid debut novel. This is the story of a lifelong female friendship, set in the fascinating art world of Sweden between 1900 and 1940, just as modern art and the beginnings of the Scandinavian mid-century modern design movement were inspiring a creative revolution across northern Europe. 
Love & Ruin by Paula McLain
In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest make their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite.
 At the Library with Maureen Jennings

Friday, December 8, 2017

Grimsby Public Library

Doors: 6:30 PM | Event begins: 7 PM
Let Darkness Bury the Dead

In Maureen Jennings' new Murdoch mystery Let Darkness Bury the Dead, it is November 1917. The Great War is grinding on, chewing up young men by the thousands. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire. Men perceived as slackers or cowards are shunned. But the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming. William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers; most unsatisfying. His wife, Amy, died giving birth to their second child, a girl who lived only a few hours more. Murdoch, racked by grief, withdrew from four-year-old, Jack. This he regrets and would dearly love to make up for his negligence.
The mind behind Murdoch Mysteries!
As we enter the story, Jack, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed on the Western Front. It is soon apparent that he is deeply troubled but he's not confiding in his father. He does, however, seem to be bound by shared secrets to another wounded former soldier, Percy McKinnon. Murdoch suddenly has much more serious crimes than rum-running on his hands. The night after Jack and McKinnon arrive home, a young man is found murdered in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more attacks follow in quick succession. Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives.

 At the Library with Tim Cook 2
Friday, May 5, 2017

Grimsby Public Library
We are thrilled to officially announce that Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian and a Charles Taylor Prize winner, will be speaking At the Library as part of the Grimsby Author Series in 2017! His new book Vimy: The Battle and the Legend examines the battle of Vimy Ridge and how it came to signify and solidify Canada's national identity.

Vimy is unlike any other battle in Canadian history. It marked the first time the four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together and it was made a symbol of Canadian national achievement and sacrifice. On the 100th anniversary of Vimy, and as Canada celebrates 150 years as a country, this is a story of Canadian identity and memory, by a writer who really knows how to bring history alive.

Help us celebrate Canada 150 by joining us for this fantastic event at the Grimsby Public Library. The refreshments at 6:30pm and reading at 7pm. Our wine sponsor for the evening is the Wayne Gretzky Winery.
See the blog post wrap up + photos from this event.

At the Library with Anna Olson
Friday, December 9, 2016 

Grimsby Public Library
Canada's baking sweetheart Anna Olson will be at the
Grimsby Public Library 
for a food-tastic talk this winter season.
This exciting new volume features more than 125 recipes from her popular Food Network Canada show, and will take your baking from simple to sensational with her comprehensive guide to beautiful baked goods. The refreshments at 6:30pm and reading at 7pm. Our wine sponsor for the evening is the Trius Winery at Hillebrand.

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See the blog post wrap up + photos from this event.


At the Library with Helen Humphreys 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Grimsby Public Library

Resigned to living out the war in a German POW camp, James Hunter, an English officer, begins studying a pair of birdliving near the camp. With wonderfully developed characters, exquisitely shaped by and reflected in the natural world, The Evening Chrous  is a brilliant, beautiful evocation of place and a natural history of both WWII and the human heart.   
At the Library with Yann Martel
Friday, April 1, 2016

Grimsby Public Library

With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and mastery of his much beloved novel. The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomas discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomas’s quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovey of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from an Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together. Beautiful, witty and engaging, Yann Martel’s new novel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss, belief and unbelief, that has marked all his well-crafted, unexpected novels.

 See the blog post wrap up + photos from this event.

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