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Dear Marie, thanks for sharing this additional information about what was at one time the 1964 B&G house, and your own, now sadly lost, Carnegie branch.
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Photo credit: Tom McFeat. Used with permission. We invite you to Andrew Larsen: Me and Mr. Carnegie on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm in the lower level of Lillian H. Smith branch. Presented by the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, this is the 16th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture. Larsen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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We invite you to The Ants and the Grasshopper: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Illustrations, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. It is a remount of Along Came a Spider: A Celebration of Insects and Spiders... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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We invite you to A, Apple Pie: An Exhibit of Children's Books and Stories about Food, located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. It is a remount of Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and Tea: An Exhibit of Children's Books... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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We invite you to Enchanting Stories: Fairy Tales Made New for Adults - An Exhibit at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy. The exhibit features retellings (in books, from the 1980's to the present) of some of the best known fairy tales from the western European tradition,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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We invite you to Alice Adjacent: Lewis Carroll and his Victorian World, an exhibition of historical and modern children's books. Located at the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, on the fourth floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch, this exhibit was developed by Liz Derbecker. It is also a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Hi John, thanks for your positive comment, and for sharing your personal memories. Thanks for also making the Canadian connection. Very timely to know about "Stan Lee's The Chosen".
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Stan Lee December, 2016, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Stanley Martin Lieber, a.k.a. Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018), superhero comic book icon, is sadly no longer with us. Like many of you, I have enjoyed Marvel movies and television series for as long as I can remember.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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