Category Archives: Events and Programs

Exhibits at Osborne

Forthcoming Events: The 11th annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture Thursday October 19, at 8 p.m. Community Room, Lillian H. Smith branch Judith Saltman and Gail Edwards “Picturing Canada: The changing Face of Children’s book Illustration in Canada” In their lecture, … Continue reading

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An evening with author and storyteller Jan Andrews

Please join us for the 12th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture Thursday March 19, 2015 8 p.m., Community Room, Lillian H. Smith branch (admission is free) An evening with author and storyteller Jan Andrews Into the Darkness and Out: Dreams of … Continue reading

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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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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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10th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: Ann Montanaro Staples

The 10th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture is themed “Pop-Ups, Wheels, Tabs, and Flaps: Bringing Motion to Books” and features Ann Montanaro Staples who will present an illustrated talk on the history of pop-ups. She is the founder and director of … Continue reading

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Fold, Cut, Repeat: A Night with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart

The fold, cut, and repeat night with New York Times best-selling author Matthew Reinhart on Thursday November 29th, 2012 was a huge success. He talked about the process of how he created his popular pop-up books including his most recent … 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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