Forthcoming Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The 12th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture
Sydney Smith: Small in the City: Building a Picture Book

Governor General’s Award-winning children’s book artist Sydney Smith will use his forthcoming book Small in the City to discuss his process of illustration, his influences and the inspiration behind his work.

at 7:00 p.m., Community Room, Lillian H. Smith Branch





Thursday, November 15, 2018

The 31st Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
Jan Thornhill: On Capturing Children’s Ecological Imagination

Award-winning author and illustrator Jan Thornhill will speak about the methods she has used in her nature-based children’s books to encourage young minds to appreciate the natural world and to see the interconnections of life on our planet.

At 7:00 p.m., Community Room, Lillian H. Smith Branch





Exhibits at Osborne


The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat: Companion Animals in Children’s Literature

Ongoing event running from: Sat Sep 08, 2018 – Sat Dec 01, 2018

From Beautiful Joe to The Velveteen Rabbit to Winnie-the-Pooh, they are our childhood comforters, the animals that console us. Be they real-life, toy, or imagined, these are creatures dear to our hearts long after childhood has been put aside. The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books has prepared an exhibit that explores the many kinds of animals we call friends.
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