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Make Local History at Doors Open

The hoopla surrounding Ontario’s 150th anniversary as a province raises a question: How would Toronto’s growth over the past 15 decades be mirrored in its twin, make-believe, model metropolis for storybook mice, Mouse City? Torontonians aged 2-8 can not only … Continue reading

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“F is for Family” with Qin Leng

We’re delighted to announce that Qin Leng, acclaimed illustrator of such books as A FAMILY IS A FAMILY IS A FAMILY by Sara O’Leary, will conduct our next alphabet book-making workshop, “F is For Family” at The 519.  Storytellers aged … Continue reading

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Sharpen Your Pencils …

Walt Whitman once told a friend, “if I had more time, I’d have written you a shorter letter.”  In that spirit, we’re announcing a fall contest before summer.  Writers aged 6-12 are invited to take part in our 8th Annual … Continue reading

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Photos of Mouse City Transit With Jane Farrow

Author, broadcaster and community organizer Jane Farrow conducted a lively Mouse City Transit workshop at The 519 community centre. Urban planners aged 6-8 were so engaged by the project that they chose to skip their mid-morning snack and keep working … Continue reading

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Photos of ‘C is for Canada’ with Paul Covello

A sold-out crowd of young storytellers braved the cold to hear artist-author Paul Covello present his latest book, CANADA ABC, make their own alphabet books and draw ‘author photos.’ Parents were also enchanted by the Canadiana, vintage furniture and new … Continue reading

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Photos of TOTSAPALOOZA #9

Our 9th annual TOTSAPALOOZA festival of exceptional picture books, indie music and DIY crafts drew 425 book-lovers, tall and small, to Revival on Saturday, February 4. Here are some of the highlights: (clockwise, top) Tyler Clark Burke launches BILL BOWERBIRD … Continue reading

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