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Marina is Coming!

August 12, 2012 | Thomas | Comments (0)

Mind GapGhost rideDon't forget that this Tuesday is your chance to meet the supremely talented Marina Cohen at the Jane/Dundas library! Stop by for your chance to hang out with a seriously talented Toronto wordsmith.

Jane/Dundas Branch (620 Jane Street)
Tuesday August 14, 2012
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

5 Interesting Facts about Leah Bobet

August 10, 2012 | Lamb | Comments (0)

Leah Bobet Visit

Leah Bobet's visit at Centennial Branch was amazing and here are 5 interesting facts about Leah:Above_large

5.  Leah works part-time at a science bookstore because writing is her full-time job

4.  Leah wrote 5 novels and 2 unfinished ones before she got the idea for Above and this was when she was still finishing her university degree

3.  Leah loves her writer’s agent Caitlin Blasdell because she can focus on writing while Caitlin can focus on the business side including the legal contracts and international book sales. The book Above will be published in Brazil and Germany.

2.  The manuscript for Above was send out to Young Adult publishers and Adult publishers but lucky for us Arthur A. Levine Books picked it as a Young Adult Fantasy book

1.  It took 5 years minus 1 week for her to publish her debut book “Above

Learn to Dance Hip-Hop

August 9, 2012 | Thanusa | Comments (0)

Cedarbrae-library-01Want to learn some hip-hop moves? Come learn from a professional. Ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Please call Cedarbrae branch at 416-396-8850.

Cedarbrae Library (545 Markham Road)
Monday August 13, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 PM

Call 416-396-8850 to register!

Come to a Comics Jam With Kagan McLeod!

August 8, 2012 | Thomas | Comments (0)

Infinite kung fu Kagan

Meet Kagan McLeod, the author of this massive graphic mashup of kung fu, zombie, and blaxploitation film styles will be coming to Parkdale to talk about his inspirations, his process for creating his artwork and storylines, and how Infinite Kung Fu came to print.


Parkdale Branch (1303 Queen Street W.)
Wednesday, August 22
4-5:30 pm

Show us Yar Bookface, Matey!

August 7, 2012 | Ray | Comments (2)

Ever notice those dramatic photos of faces on some book covers? Want to add to it? Gbornconfused

Show us your bookface!  Me hopes it's a strange one.

Whaat? Pick any bookcover with some part or whole face on it. Get behind it. Get fancy.  Need to add your pet boa constrictor into the photo for that special touch? Go for it. 

Already have 5 bookcovers in mind? No problem. There's no limit on how many different books you can do.

Send in your photo(s) to tplwordout [at] with the book's face + you behind it.  Remember, due to privacy, we can only accept pics where we can't see your entire face.

Once we've got a few pics, we'll put up a gallery and keep adding to it.                      

    Ggirl     Gthefold    Garcata     Gtrinity

Kudos to Kitchener Public Library for the rad idea and sample photos.

Leah Bobet is Coming!

August 5, 2012 | Thomas | Comments (0)

AboveThis Thursday is going to be awesome. You know why? BECAUSE LEAH BOBET IS COMING TO CENTENNIAL!

That's right. Mark your calendars. It doesn't get better than this.

So come out to the library to meet an exciting new voice in Toronto Sci Fi.

Centennial Branch (578 Finch Ave. West)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
4:00 – 5:00 pm

WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! with Kristyn Dunnion

August 4, 2012 | SusanNYC | Comments (0)

Kristyn_Dunnion_Jen_Black_photographyDo you start writing stories or poems, but find you never exactly finish them? Or maybe you want to start writing, but need a little push? Come to this inspiring workshop, where writer Kristyn Dunnion will guide you through the entire creative process from the initial brainstorming phase to final revisions, all with an eye to keeping your writing fresh, original and urgent.

WRITE LIKE YOU MEAN IT! will jumpstart your creative process and motivate you to keep writing.

Ages 12-19 - Free! 
Please register at 416-397-5970, or

Kristyn Dunnion is a writer and performer whose books include Missing Matthew, Mosh Pit, and Big Big Sky. Kristyn studied English and Theatre at McGill University and earned a Masters Degree in English at the University of Guelph. She performs creeptastic art as Miss Kitty Galore, lives in Toronto and is a guest editor for Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices Magazine.

Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St)
Beeton Auditorium
Wednesday, August 15,
2:00 -4:00 PM

Word Out Event: Meet author Tish Cohen

August 1, 2012 | Thomas | Comments (0)

SwitchLooking for literary activities this summer? Come to the Forest Hill library on August 15th for your chance to meet stellar author Tish Cohen!

Author of numerous books for teens, tweens and adults, Tish is a bestselling and award winning author that lives right here in Toronto.

Cohen_TishSo swing by to meet Tish, find out about some of her fantastic books, and maybe pick up a writing tip or two!

Forest Hill Library (700 Eglinton Ave. W)
Wednesday August 15
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Awesome Summer Author Event: Meet Marina Cohen

July 31, 2012 | Thomas | Comments (1)

Want to meet an amazing author? Here's your chance! Ghost ride

Visit Jane/Dundas for an exciting program and meet and greet with author Marina Cohen. As a Toronto-based author, Marina has written a wide array of fiction and Marina Cohen non-fiction books for both children and youth. One of her later teen novels Ghost Ride received the distinction of being a 2011 Red Maple Honour Book.

Jane/Dundas Branch (620 Jane Street)
Tuesday August 14, 2012
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Picture of Marina courtesy of her site.

Lovers of Writing! Lovers of Performing! Checkitout!

July 27, 2012 | Marie | Comments (0)

So you think you can writeIf you fancy yourself a creative type who is really interested in plays this is for you.  Kapisanan Philippine Centre has partnered with the Kennedy/Eglinton Branch to provide three fabulous Wednesday afternoons of playwriting workshops! August 1, 15 and 22, from 2 until 5, in the Kennedy/Eglinton Multipurpose Room.  It's open to youth aged 14 - 24.

There's a catch - you have to register - and as soon as you can, too. It's filling up fast! Registration must be done by email to You must register for all three workshops. The workshops are facilitated by the award-winning Nina Lee Aquino.  She is a winner of the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore award and is excited to share her experience with youth.

The Kapisanan Centre's mission is to promote the social and  professional development of Filipino youth, artists, and entrepreneurs, using Filipino culture and knowledge-of-self as a foundation for empowerment — for the whole community!

Kennedy/Eglinton is located at 2380 Eglinton Avenue East, just west of the Kennedy Subway on the northwest corner of, where else, Kennedy and Eglinton in Scarborough.  As an added bonus, you will perform the plays you create on Saturday August 25 at a public performance at the Kapisanan Centre in the Kensington Market area. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills, make connections with talented wordsmiths, and perform publicly.

Kennedy/Eglinton Library (2380 Eglinton Ave E)
August 1, 15 & 22
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Register by emailing:

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