500 TTC Riders Get Free Copy of One Book

February 25, 2011 | Media Relations

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Media celebrities boarding Queen streetcar to Keep Toronto Reading

TORONTO (Friday, February 25, 2011) – On Monday, February 28, 2011, CBC and Toronto Star personalities will be handing out free copies of Midnight at the Dragon Café, by Judy Fong Bates, the book chosen by Toronto Public Library for this year’s city-wide book club, One Book. Teams of celebrities will be handing out books along the route of the specially wrapped “One Book” Queen streetcar, traveling westbound between 10:00 and 11:00 am.

The One Book program invites all Torontonians to read the same book and then come together to discuss it at events across the city in April.  It’s part of the library’s month-long literary festival, Keep Toronto Reading.  Midnight at the Dragon Café tells the story of a young Chinese girl growing up in small town Ontario, where her family owns the lone Chinese restaurant. 

Riders will have the opportunity to meet CBC Radio’s Laura Di Battista and the Star’s Richard Ouzounian (boarding at Broadview); Dwight Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake, hosts of CBC News Toronto,  along with the Star’s Geoff Pevere (boarding at Yonge Street); and CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway and Catherine Porter from the Star (boarding at Ossington).

The free books and the promotion have been made possible through the generous support of Midnight at the Dragon Café publisher McClelland & Stewart and the Toronto Public Library Foundation.

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 18 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.


Media Contact:
Tina Srebotnjak, Manager, Cultural and Special Events Programming, 416-393-7098