Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books for our 35th Annual Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture: Rocks and Trees and Lakes, Oh My! by Danielle Daniel on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Danielle Daniel is an award-winning author and artist, who has written two novels, Forever Birchwood, a middle grade novel set in her northern hometown and Daughters of the Deer, a historical fiction novel inspired by the lives of her ancestors. Her picture books include Once in a Blue Moon; You Hold Me Up (Illustrator), a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award; Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and a Best 100 title at the New York Public Library; and her recently released picture book, Sometimes I Feel Like a River. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and lives on Manitoulin Island with her family.
Danielle Daniel will speak on her relationship with the natural world and how growing up in Northern Ontario, in a mining town surrounded by three-hundred and thirty lakes, has informed the way she views the world and the stories she writes and paints.
(photo credit Gerry Kingsley)
Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books 16th Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture: Omission and Connection in Picture Books by Jon Klassen on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Jon Klassen is an award-winning author and artist of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Rock from the Sky and the much-acclaimed hat trilogy, which includes the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal winner This Is Not My Hat, and the best-selling conclusion We Found a Hat. With almost 3 million copies in print, in twenty-seven languages around the globe, Klassen's books have become beloved staples in nurseries, libraries, and classrooms, and have secured his place as one of today's preeminent children's book creators.
Klassen frequently collaborates with friend Mac Barnett; their books together include Extra Yarn, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, The Wolf, the Duck, & the Mouse, and the Shapes trilogy, which was adapted into the award-winning "Shape Island" television show on AppleTV+, with Klassen and Barnett serving as writers and producers. Their next book together, How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney?, comes out in Fall 2023.
Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles, California.
In October's lecture Jon Klassen will discuss his work in writing and illustrating books for children, including his newest book "The Skull", and how leaving things out is sometimes the best way to involve an audience and tell an interesting story.
(photo credit Carson Ellis)
Exhibition for one afternoon only: Saturday, April 22, 2:00–4:30
Award-winning author and illustrator Barbara Reid will be at the Lillian H. Smith branch on Saturday, April 22, from 3:00 to 4:00, providing an engaging program. In honour of the special event, the Osborne Collection will be exhibiting some of her original artworks during and after the program.
Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on Thursday, March 30th for our 19th Annual Albert and Clara Lahmer Memorial Lecture: An Accidental Book Reviewer, by Bernie Goedhart.
Bernie will take a look at children’s literature from a book reviewer’s point of view, share anecdotes about authors and illustrators she has met over the years, and discuss some of her favourite books -- especially picture books.
Bernie was born in Indonesia of Dutch parentage, raised in Western Canada, and resided in Montreal for almost 40 years. She has worked as a writer and editor at Canadian Press, and in public affairs at VIA Rail. She is currently retired, but still reviews books from time to time.
This free event will be held on the lower level of the Lillian H. Smith Branch in the Auditorium.
Doors will open at 6:00pm and the event will start at 6:30pm. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome. Questions about the program? Please email us at email@example.com.
Join us as author and editor David Alexander Robertson gives the 34th Helen E. Stubbs Lecture on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
This is an in person event. As with all Stubbs lectures, the talk will be published later and sent to members.
Location: Lillian H. Smith branch, Lower Level
Program (please note that our program schedule has changed from pre-pandemic events and there will be no post-lecture reception)
6:00-6:30 Osborne Collection, 4th floor, is open to view the Wee Folk exhibit
6:30-7:00 Opportunity to purchase Osborne cards and merchandise, Lower Level
7:00-8:15 David A. Robertson gives the Stubbs Lecture
David A. Robertson is one of the most celebrated writers working today and the newly named Editorial Director of Tundra Book Group’s new children’s imprint dedicated to publishing Indigenous writers and illustrators. He is the author of more than 25 books for young readers. Recent books include the ongoing Misewa Saga (including The Barren Grounds, The Great Bear, and The Stone Child) and The Reckoner Rises graphic novel series. He is the two-time winner of the Governor-General’s Literary Award for On the Trapline and When We Were Alone, both illustrated by co-winner Julie Flett. David is a member of Norway House Cree Nation. He lives in Winnipeg.
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