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Final Group of Prizes Drawn, Winners Contacted

September 7, 2010 | Alan H.

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The final round of prizes has been drawn, including the end-of-summer grand prizes, and all winners have been contacted.

Congratulations to everyone who won, for this round and throughout the summer.  And double congratulations to everyone who participated by joining, making comments and making videos, whether you won a prize or not.  Collectively you've helped create great discussions, book reviews and fun throughout the summer.  Myself and the other Toronto Public Library staff working on Word Out had a blast, and we hope you all did too.  See everyone next summer.

Goodbye Until 2011!

August 30, 2010 | Alan H.

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We've reached the "official" end of Word Out 2010.  We'll be closing commenting on all other posts shortly, but will leave the comments on this one enabled for a little while longer for anyone with a final farewell, book recommendation or otherwise.

First, much thanks to:

  • Participating authors who gave their time and thoughts to the program
  • All the TPL staff who blogged and supported the program in their branches
  • Most especially, our teen commenters throughout the summer!  You're the ones who really made this happen.

Secondly, remaining prizes (including the grand prizes) will be drawn shortly and winners contacted.  I'll make a post to announce when this is done.

Third, here are the credits (indeed a stupid web trick); I recommend listening to your favourite piece of fast music that's about 1:30 long--I like The Comedian's Gallop for this purpose.

See you all in 2011!

Week 7 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 27, 2010 | Alan H.

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Winners for August 16 - 22 drawn & contacted.  Check your email!

Next week will be our grand prize draws, and the cutoff for consideration for joining/comments/videos is 11:59 PM, Sunday August 29th.

More Vampires @ the Malvern Word Out Party

August 24, 2010 | Tatted Librarian

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Thirsty for More Vampires?

Come to the Special Screening of the Canadian Horror Comedy,

SUCK: The Movie 


There will be a Special Q&A after the film, and I can't tell you anymore... but there will be  Free Food


Please come and join me in the Community Room on this upcoming Monday, August 30 from 2-5:30 p.m.


I hope I will see some you guys there.

Check out the trailer


Malvern Branch

30 Sewells Rd., Toronto, ON 

M1B 3G5





Party Invitation: So you think you can dance?

August 23, 2010 | Kennis

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I have to admit that the blog’s title is misleading because I wanted to get everyone’s attention by using the popular show name!

Sanderson library is going to host the end of summer Word Out wrap party on Wednesday, August 25 at 2pm. Not only will we have food and prizes, we will have a gaming station setup so you can play.  Come and join us on August 25 at 2pm and don’t forget to bring your friends. If your local library is not Sanderson, you are still welcome to come. We’re located at the South-East corner of Dundas and Bathurst.

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Week 6 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 18, 2010 | Alan H.

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Winners for August 9 - 15 drawn & contacted.  Check your email!

Word Out Wrap Parties

August 17, 2010 | Alan H.

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We're getting near the end of summer and the end of this year's Word Out.  Quite a few Toronto Public Library branches are holding wrap-up parties with refreshments, prizes and more.  If there's one near you, you should definitely check it out!

Wrap Party Locations

Agincourt | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bloor/Gladstone Branch | Saturday, August 28, 2010 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Barbara Frum | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Malvern | Monday, August 30, 2010 | 2:00 pm -5:30 p.m.

Maria A. Shchuka | Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sanderson | Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

S. Walter Stewart | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Word Out Events!

August 12, 2010 | Alan H.

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Just a reminder that you can find out about Word Out events at Toronto Public Library branches in the programs listings of our main website.  There's still a lot going on even with the summer more than half over!

Graphic novelist Adam Bourret at Bloor/Gladstone branch on Saturday, August 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 may be of particular interest, since I know a lot of you are (like me) big fans of graphic novels.

Alan H. is a web librarian at Toronto Public Library.  There are apparently things happening off the Internet now and he wishes someone had told him earlier. :(

Week 5 Prize Winners Drawn & Contacted

August 11, 2010 | Alan H.

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Check your emails!  Winners for August 2 - 8 drawn & contacted.

Zombies are infecting the Vampires

August 5, 2010 | Tatted Librarian

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I’m a huge zombie fan.  One of my fellow Word Out bloggers spend many a night watching zombie flicks and talking about other undead literature.  In fact, I love zombies to such a degree that not only do I help organize the annual Toronto Zombie Walk, but I've also adopted the habit of typing in horror-speak to most of my fellow fiends (friends).  Examples:

Fiend - friend
Ghoul Day- Good Day
Meating - Meeting
Sin-searly - Sincerly
and on and on and on. 

Typing in horror relies a lot on puns. Campy?  Absolutely, but I love that stuff. 

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