Category Archives: Collections

Storybook Parade

June 14 – September 6, 2014 An Exhibit at the Osborne Collection Come and see “Storybook Parade” in which children’s literary characters leave the printed page to “come alive” in a variety of manufactured and hand-made goods. [Porcelain figurine]: Beatrix … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget: War in Books for Young Readers

September 15 – December 6, 2014 Exhibit at the Osborne Collection In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, please come and see our upcoming special exhibit, and consider joining us for our two … Continue reading

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Margaret and Wentworth Walker: A Memorial Tribute

Introduction   The story of Margaret and Wentworth Walker is a remarkable account of two extraordinary people. The warmth and generosity of their support of Toronto Public Library, among many worthy causes, was matched only by their modesty and reticence. … Continue reading

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The Middle Ages in Books for Children

Come and be dazzled by the middle ages and see the exhibit of children’s books and art celebrating medieval history, tales and legends. September 14 – December 7 Mon. to Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.-6 Saturday from 9:00 … Continue reading

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Incredible Journeys

View the Osborne Collection’s exhibit of children’s books and art celebrating travel. Come and explore amazing destinations and modes of  transport, from Gulliver’s Travels and Around the World in Eighty Days to  Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey Through Space. … Continue reading

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Tales of the Tiger: Children’s Stories from India and Neighbouring Countries

Join us for a roaring spring exhibit that celebrates children’s books and book art retold from the times of the ancient Panchatantra through to the beautiful stories of today.  Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books 4th floor, 239 College Street … Continue reading

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Yes, there are Fairy Tales

The fairy tales can be found at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books. Check out the “Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm”. They are  a collection of beautiful books on display in the exhibit “The House in the Wood: … Continue reading

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The House in the Woods: Magical Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Shall we nibble at the witch’s candy cottage or perhaps spin straw into gold? Maybe we can climb the glass mountain! Join us for an enchanting exhibit of children’s books and art, marking the 200th anniversary of  The Brothers Grimm … 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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