Handy Happenings


Contest: Trillium 25th Anniversary Contest

Open Book Toronto is hosting a special contest to honour their past award-winning books. To win, simply visit the site through the below link and vote on which book is your favourite. Submission requires you to be an Open Book e-newsletter subscriber. To subscribe, simply give your email along with your vote. Voting is so easy that with a few strokes of the keypad and two simple mouse-clicks, you are eligible to win one of three Kobo eReaders Touch.

Runtime: February 1 to March 28, 2012
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Workshop: Six Degrees of Writing

To be honorably published is the dream of writers all around. Toronto Public Library is inviting award-winning author and teacher Catherine Rondina to aid in the discovery of publishing opportunities. She will discuss the essentials of how to make it into the publishing world and what kinds of novels are best sellers. This workshop sounds fabulous for all that aspire to be famed authors of the twenty-first century.

When: March 24, 2012; from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Where: York Woods TPL branch, 1785 Finch Avenue West
Registration: Call 416-395-5980

Workshop: Best Loved Books: Teen Book Discussion

Reading is the best way to flood your mind with inspiration. To learn of literature that has yet to hit your conscious creativity, this gathering of books is a great way to expand your library. From most memorable novels to poetic prose, fun fiction to colourful comics, you’ll have a blast learning of books that you would never have heard of. Bringing in a copy of your dearest paperbacks and hardcovers is preferred as a visual to show the group. This event is coming in the distant future, so start marking down titles that you can’t wait to spread the word about. I know that I have been making a list since the beginning of ’06!

When: May 3, 2012; from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Where: North York Central Library, Room 2; 5120 Yonge Street
Registration: Not Required. Drop in.