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2014 Lecture Podcasts

We are pleased to offer links to the podcasts of our 2014 lectures. Linda Granfield delivers the 27th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture, “Marching in Quick Time” Thursday October 23, 2014, 8 p.m., the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, … Continue reading

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Research at Osborne

We welcome contributions of articles from new and established scholars in the field of children’s literature. Please contact Leslie McGrath, lmcgrath@torontopubliclibrary.ca for details. Research at Osborne

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The Walker Legacy: inspiring leadership in the matter of art

The LAMPS Newsletter, December 1919   Brian Walker, Gillian Marwick, Peter Walker   On September 18, 2014, the Friends of the Osborne Collection hosted a reception to mark the opening of “Lest We Forget: War in Books for Young Readers,” … Continue reading

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Meet the Beetles…

No – this is not the singing sensation, but it’s a creepy and crawly sensation. Join us for this special ongoing event running from Saturday June 16, 2012 to Saturday September 1, 2012 at the Lillian H. Smith Branch.   … Continue reading

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Who we are

The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, established in 1966, is generally believed the oldest Library Friends Group in North America. Its current membership at 500+, spans the globe and includes a British Chapter, the Children’s Books … Continue reading

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