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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
From fictional girls’ schools to Dotheboys Hall, the UK Children’s Book History Society’s Study Day looks at Education and Children’s Literature. For information and registration, click here. Now possible to attend via Zoom for only £12 – see registration details.
Join the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books for a lecture and live drawing demonstration with author, illustrator and political cartoonist Chris Riddell.
Chris Riddell's books for children have won several major prizes, including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal an unprecedented three times. He was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2015 to 2017, and in 2019 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to children’s literature. His books include Once Upon A Wild Wood, The Emperor of Absurdia, the Goth Girl and Ottoline series, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Blobheads series. He has also illustrated a brand-new edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Chris lives in Brighton, England, with his family.
Register here to get an email reminder, or tune in day-of. This program will be recorded and available for replay until October 6, 2023 on CrowdCast.
Questions about the program? Please email us at email@example.com.
Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks' notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: Tom Pilston.
Catlands exhibit until October 14th
A purr-fect day to visit our new exhibit — Adventures in Catland: Cats in Children's Books.
Discover cat tales at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. From Louis Wain to Lewis Carroll, from Puss in Boots to Pete the Cat, explore the history of cats in kids' books since the 18th century.
Lillian H. Smith Branch (239 College Street), 4th floor in the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books
Free, just walk in
Until October 14