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HPL Author Series

In Conversation with Jeffrey Luscombe

2024-06-27 18:30:00 2024-06-27 19:30:00 America/New_York HPL Author Series Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Thursday, June 27
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-27 18:30:00 2024-06-27 19:30:00 America/New_York HPL Author Series In conversation with author Jeffrey Luscombe. Central Library - Central - Hamilton Room

Central Library

Central - Hamilton Room

In conversation with author Jeffrey Luscombe.

Attend a live reading and conversation with author Jeffrey Luscombe, who discusses his new book, To Refrain From Embracing, with author Jessica Rose.

The 45-minute conversation is followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Check out the HPL catalogue to borrow the book before the event.

From the backdrop of an impoverished steel-working community in working-class Hamilton in the 1970s, To Refrain From Embracing follows the trials facing a small family after an attempted suicide leaves veteran Ted checked into a psychiatric hospital. His wife struggles with family finances and growing concern for the well-being of their young son while also rediscovering her Indigenous identity through encounters with a handsome steelworker. The son's struggles with his nascent sexuality, lack of acceptance from his peers, and fears about his father's mental health lead him to a friendship with a troubled teen. 

Jeffrey was shortlisted for the Prism International Fiction Prize twice. The Hamilton Arts Council short-listed his debut novel, Shirts and Skins, for the Kerry Schooley Award, and To Refrain From Embracing was named a Best Book of 2023 by the Independent Book Review.

Jeffrey is interviewed by Jessica Rose, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications across Canada. Jessica is the Marketing Manager at gritLIT, a staff writer at the Hamilton Review of Books and was recently the Writer-in-Residence at CoWork at the Cotton Factory. Her book, Let's Get Creative: Art for a Healthy Planet, was released this year. 

AGE GROUP: | Older Adults | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Literary |

TAGS: | Pride | Literature | Books | Author Visit | Author Events |

Central Library

Phone: 289-779-7588
Branch manager
Erika Pavkovic, Shelley McKay, Dijia Qin, Allison Stockton-Aird

Hours
Mon, Jun 17 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 20 8:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.

In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.

Upcoming events

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jun 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, Jun 24, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jun 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Tue, Jun 25, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 25, 10:30am - 11:00am

Tue, Jun 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jun 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

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Central - Children's Department

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Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, Jun 26, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Wed, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 9:30am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, Jun 27, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, Jun 27, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jun 27, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jun 28, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room,Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jun 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
This event is full

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 02, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Tue, Jul 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 02, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jul 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jul 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Central - Children's Department

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 03, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Wed, Jul 03, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Thu, Jul 04, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, Jul 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Jul 04, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jul 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 04, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 04, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jul 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jul 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jul 04, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Jul 05, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Fri, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Jul 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jul 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sun, Jul 07, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Jul 08, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 08, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jul 09, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jul 09, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jul 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Wed, Jul 10, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 10, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Thu, Jul 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jul 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jul 13, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - First Floor Big Screen

Mon, Jul 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jul 16, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 16, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jul 16, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jul 16, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Wed, Jul 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Wed, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Wed, Jul 17, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Central - Wentworth Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Computer Lab
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Thu, Jul 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 2nd Floor Teen Area

Thu, Jul 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomer Learning Centre

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Thu, Jul 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Children's Department

Fri, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Central - Living Room

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Photo Studio
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Sun, Jul 21, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - 1st Floor Gallery 4

Mon, Jul 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Mon, Jul 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Mon, Jul 22, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Central - 4th Floor Program Room
Registration opens Monday, June 24 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 23, 10:30am - 11:00am
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Central - Hamilton Room

Tue, Jul 23, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Central - 1st Floor Jackson Square Lobby

Tue, Jul 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - 2nd Floor Program Room

Tue, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Central - Wentworth Room

Tue, Jul 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central - 4th Floor Newcomers Classroom

Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Central - Children's Department