10th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture: Ann Montanaro Staples

The 10th Albert Lahmer Memorial Lecture is themed “Pop-Ups, Wheels, Tabs, and Flaps: Bringing Motion tAnn Montanaro Stapleso 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 The Movable Book Society, a world-wide organization that has been promoting pop-up books since 1993. Ann Montanaro Staples is considered the preeminent authority on movable books and an avid pop-up book collector, researcher and author. Her collection of pop-up books currently numbers about 4,500 individual titles. She is the author of the following books:

Buck Rogers CoverAdmission is free. Pleas join us:

Thursday April 18, 2013
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lillian H. Smith 

For more information, please contact The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at 416-393-7753.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Osborne Collection (Toronto).

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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 work Star Wars: A Pop-up Guide to the Galaxy. It was presented for The Sixth Annual Sybille Pantazzi Memorial Lecture.

For those who were unable to attend the event, relive the evening by viewing the videos.

Part 1: Fold, Cut, Repeat: A Night with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart

Part 2: Fold, Cut, Repeat: A Night with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart

Videos were recorded at Lillian H. Smith Branch and courtesy of Toronto Public Library, with the permission of Matthew Reinhart. Filmed by Blaine McKenzie.

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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
Friday March 8 to Friday June 14, 2013   
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Sundays and holidays)

Admission is free.

Illustrations by Matthew Reinhart from The Jungle Book, c2006 Gigasor, NY: Simon and Schuster (Little Simon). Reproduced courtesy of Simon and Schuster.

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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: Magical Tales From Grimm”. See them like never before. The exhibit runs from Saturday September 8, 2012 to Saturday December 8, 2012. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see:

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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:

Let him take you on an eye-opening journey into his world of creating pop-up books.

“Fold, Cut, Repeat: A Night With Paper Engineer Matthew Reinhart”
*** NEW DATE *** Thursday November 29th, 2012  *** NEW DATE ***
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lillian H. Smith Branch. Community Room

The lecture is free, but attendance is limited so please arrive early.

For more information, please contact The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at 416-393-7753.

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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. Tatar is an authority on the works of The Brothers Grimm. She teaches courses in German Studies, Folklore, and Children’s Literature. Her books include:

              

Join us for the 25th Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture:

“Magical and Mythical: 200 Years of the Brothers Grimm.”
Thursday October 25, 2012
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lillian H. Smith Branch

The lecture is free. For more information, please contact The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at 416-393-7753.

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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 fairy tales.

Celebrate the magic of “Once upon a time …”

           

This ongoing event is free and can be seen at the the Lillian H. Smith Branch. The exhibit runs from Saturday September 8, 2012 to Saturday December 8, 2012.

         

Please call 416-393-7753 for more information.

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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.

 

Spiders, slugs, beetles and bugs all feature in this exhibition of children’s books that illustrate and explore the world of creepy-crawlies. Enjoy old and new favourites, such as:

                          

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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 Branch

Bring your questions and come prepared to play.

To register for this workshop, please call the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books at (416) 393-7753.

Click on any of the images below to see some books by Sarah Ellis.

     

   

 

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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 (416) 393-7753.

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