Burlington Storytellers’ Guild presents For The Love Of … tales of justice, true love, patience, freedom, karma and more with Brenda Byers, Suzanne Burchell, Marina Lloyd, Barb Vollick and John Wesselson. A Different Drummer Books, 513 Locust St., Burlington, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Admission $15. Reserve: 905-639-0925 or email@example.com.
A Different Drummer Books, Burlington Public Library and Harper Collins Canada present an evening with archaeologist, lecturer and author Karolyn Smardz Frost. Frost introduces “Steal Away Home, One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom — And Her Long Road Back to the South,” Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library, 1333 New St., Burlington. Admission is free, but please register attendance at 905-6390925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert J. Sawyer, author of “Red Planet Blues” and “Flashforward” will be at the Ark + Anchor Espresso Bar, 300 King St. W., Feb. 21, 7 p.m., discussing his new book, “Quantum Night,” which was longlisted this year for Canada Reads. Tickets $35, includes signed book and light refreshments.
Stephen Broomer, a Canadian filmmaker, scholar and film preservationist, discusses his book “Hamilton Babylon” and shows a few samples of the McMaster Film Board films he has restored. “Hamilton Babylon” traces the history of the MFB. Wed. Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. talk, at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre Auditorium, 100 Main St. W. Register at alumni.mcmaster.caby clicking on Alumni Events.