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Everything I Know About Writing for Young Readers

In this adult workshop for aspiring writers, Writer-in-Residence Sarah Ellis takes a once-over-lightly approach to the pleasures and pitfalls of writing for and about children and young adults. Friday, May 25, 2012 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lillian H. Smith … Continue reading

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Writing and Telling

Join Writer-in-Residence Sarah Ellis and members of Toronto’s storytelling community for an interactive discussion of stories “in the air” and stories on the page/screen. For more information and to register, please call the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at … Continue reading

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9th Annual Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture

Albert Lahmer was a long-time Friend and supporter of the Osborne Collection who loved books, particularly children’s books. His memory is honoured through a series of lectures devoted to children’s book history. The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. … Continue reading

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“The World Was All Before Them”

Come see a special exhibit at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books about the early years of children’s services at Toronto Public Library, and the best-loved books through the decades. See how our librarians have brought children and books … Continue reading

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Virutal feast for the eyes

We all know that the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s books is a treasure trove of unique and interesting items. If you’re unable to visit the location, feast your eyes on their series of virtual exhibits from anywhere. These are … Continue reading

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See Tintin at Osborne

You have seen Tintin on the silver screen – now read the original! The celebrated adventures of the youthful reporter Tintin, who is able to solve crimes that baffle detectives around the world, were created by Belgian author-illustrator Georges Prosper … Continue reading

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Meet Sarah Ellis, our Writer-in-Residence

The launch of the Writer-in-Residence Program will take place on Saturday February 11, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Lillian H. Smith Library.  This is an opportunity to meet Sarah Ellis, winner of the Governor General’s Literary … Continue reading

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A writer-in-residence at Osborne!

Sarah Ellis will be the Writer-in-Residence at The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books between February 1, 2012 and May 31, 2012. Aspiring writers age 18+ are invited to submit a manuscript (fiction, poetry or non-fiction, or picture books intended … Continue reading

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With thanks from The Friends

The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books would like to extend a big thank-you to all those bloggers who have highlighted our collections, events and have linked to our wonderful site and Facebook Page. Once On A … Continue reading

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Give the gift of Osborne

Just in time for the gift giving season, let The Friends of Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books help you complete your holiday shopping early! The Friends will be holding a sale of all their merchandise at the Runnymede Branch. … Continue reading

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