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Hi Nancy, thanks for your comment. Here's a link to the Frankenstein-related events at TPL that are specifically geared to children: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?N=37867+37850+4287822309&Ns=p_pub_date_sort&Nso=0 Hope to see you at the Merril Collection soon.
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Steel engraving (993 × 78 mm), for the frontispiece of the 1831 revised edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, published by Colburn and Bentley, London. We invite you to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, celebrating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to Amazing Stories Magazine - the Birthplace of Science Fiction - Back in Print! on Wednesday, September 12 at 6 pm in the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, third floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. Come celebrate the first new print issue of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Thanks so much for sharing this personal story from your childhood, and at the same time, providing further context to the exhibit's main image! Hope you've fully recovered now. Sincerely, Michal
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We invite you to The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat: Companion Animals in Children's Literature, an exhibition of historical and modern children's books at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. It explores the subject of companion animals as depicted in children's literature. The exhibit runs from September 8... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Dear Mr. Silverstein, I have forwarded your comment (which includes your email address) to Ms. Mocek for her follow-up. Sincerely, Michal
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You are invited to Lillian H. Smith Branch on Saturday, August 25, at 1 p.m. for the BSAM: Black Speculative Arts Movement - Toronto 2018 Convention. Enjoy and experience art, science, technology, a cosmic market with local vendors, a supernova of live performances, intergalactic conversations, and spices of Afro-Caribbean Carnival.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
The exhibit is open during the regular opening hours of the Osborne collection: M-F 10-6 and Sat. 9-5. Hope to see you there!
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Thanks for sharing your passion for this subject with us.
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We invite you to Ready, Set, Go!: Play and Sports in Children's Books, a new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books which explores the topic of sports and games in children's literature. From Healthful Sports for Young Ladies (1822) and School-Boys' Diversions (1820) to modern picture books,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Thanks for the positive feedback. I'm glad that we've peaked your interest in coming to see the exhibit. Hope to see you soon.
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We invite you to Can We Talk?, a new exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy which explores the compelling subject of communicating in the science fiction universe. From recent messages sent by earthlings into space to an investigation of the various means of communication through... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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A new exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books explores the story of this most famous of fairy tale heroines, and her counterpart, The Wolf, in books, advertisements, toys, games and original illustrations, dating from 1721 to 2017. View pop-ups, miniatures, shaped books, paper dolls, puzzles, household items... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Photo credit: Jonathan Bloom Ayelet Tsabari's debut story collection "The Best Place on Earth" won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Her memoir in essays, The Art of Leaving, is due to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Photo by Jonathan Bloom Are you an aspiring writer? Join Ayelet Tsabari, award-winning author of The Best Place on Earth, as she leads workshops, gives presentations and an interview, hosts panel discussions, and provides one-on-one appointments as Toronto Public Library's Spring 2018 Writer in Residence. The Best Place on Earth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for #CanLit: a Topsy-Turvy History. Elaine Dewar is the bestselling author of Bones: Discovering the First Americans, and Nick Mount is an acclaimed writer and critic. They are appearing as part... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m., in Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library, for Apples: The End of an Icon, featuring author Helen Humphreys. Helen Humphreys is a celebrated author of five books of poetry, ten novels and two memoirs. She is appearing as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Rupi Kaur's Crowd @TRL on April 28, 2016 Toronto Reference Library is 40 years old! Officially opened on Nov 2, 1977, Toronto Reference Library (TRL) (then know as the Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library - MTRL) is the largest public library in Canada and the only public reference library in Canada.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Jowita Bydlowska [photo by Russell Smith] Join us on Friday October 20 at 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Toronto Reference Library, for LSP Week 2017: Celebration 150. Celebrate the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program with us and learn about newcomer services and programs. Refreshments will be served and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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Meet Peter Vronsky, investigative historian, Toronto Public Library's Fall 2017 Writer in Residence. He is the author of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada; Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters; Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters; Paul Bernardo and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Sorry, but it looks like the link to Guyana Journal doesn't work. However, if you Google "Indo Caribbean Writers Guyana Journal" you should find it.
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Dear A, In terms of Indo-Caribbean authors, I have read V.S. Naipaul (A Bend in the River), but as you no doubt know, there are many others. I came across this resource from Yale University which might be of interest: http://www.guyanajournal.com/icw.html. Regarding Chinese-Caribbean authors, this article may be of interest: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0pn2w8cs. Please feel free to share any authors you'd recommend.
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Thanks for your comments about Jamaica Kincaid. You'll see that there is no longer a paragraph on her since you made your comment, but only due to technical difficulties resulting from a change in software. I was editing this post to update it for 2017, and inadvertently removed the section on her in my attempts to fix the font. Thanks for the link to the essay, which helps fill in the gap now existing.
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You are invited to join us on Thursday, June 22 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Andrew Pyper: A Real-Life Monster. Andrew Pyper is a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author of nine works of fiction, including eight novels. This event will conclude Toronto Reference Library's participation... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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You are invited to join us on Monday, May 8 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Elise Levine: Blue Field. Elise Levine is the critically acclaimed author of the short story collection Driving Men Mad, published in 1995, as well as the novel Requests and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Toronto Reference Library Blog