Category Archives: Events and Programs

Sixth Annual Sybille Pantazzi Lecture

The sixth annual Sybille Pantazzi lectures features New York Times best selling author and pop-up book artist, Matthew Reinhart. His most recent works include: DC super heroes: The ultimate pop-up book 1st ed. Encyclopedia mythologica: Dragons & monsters 1st ed Gods … Continue reading

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25th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture

Dr. Maria Tatar, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University, and author of many books speaks on the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimms’ “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and Household Tales). Dr. … 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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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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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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