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Books and Beer: Fiction from Fact

Join us as our librarians present books that were inspired by or based on a true story. Beer from a local brewery and light appetizers are included in the ticket price. Plus, you will have a chance to win all fifteen books presented! Everyone goes home with a terrific to-read list.

Age: 19Y and up

Friday February 20, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm

Central Branch Auditorium

Cost: $15

Tickets available at all branches from January 23, 2015

This event is now “Sold Out”!

Writing for Children & for Young Adults: The World’s Hottest Market

If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you.  Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book. Anne Shone, a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada, will be our guest speaker!

Special option: You may bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) If you’re not currently working on a story, we’ll get you started on the spot!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.

Cost: $46 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $49 if you wait to pay at the door with a reserved spot.

Central Branch Auditorium
Sat/May 02 10:00am-4:00pm
Age: 18Y+  Cost: $46/1 Class or $49 at door

To reserve a spot now, email Looking for more information or don’t have email? Please call Elise at 905-815-2042 ext. 5037.


Crime Writers of Canada Hot Crime in a Cool Clime – Take 2!

Join us again for a criminally good panel discussion featuring some of the hottest crime writers in Canada! Melodie Campbell, Linwood Barclay, Jill Downie, Dorothy McIntosh and Howard Shrier will discuss the writing process, what’s happening in the mystery/crime genre, and will read from their newest books. Don Graves, mystery book reviewer, will moderate a lively Question and Answer period.

Ages: 18Y and up

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre

$15/ticket; Tickets available at all branches starting March 2, 2015

An Evening with Terence Young

Terence Young is the MP for the riding of Oakville. In 2000, Mr. Young’s 15 year old daughter Vanessa died from taking a prescribed drug. Since that tragic day, Mr. Young has campaigned tirelessly for reforms in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Young’s book Death by Prescription, originally published in 2009, and reissued in 2014, tells the story of Mr. Young’s fight for more stringent drug-monitoring in Canada. On November 6, 2014, Bill C-17, Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) received Royal Assent.

Ages: 18Y and up

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Central Branch

$15/ticket; tickets go on sale at all branches April 23, 2015

An Evening with Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is the author of Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, a national bestseller and the winner of a National Business Book Award. His second book, The End of Growth, was also a bestseller and made multiple best book of the year lists in 2012. Rubin was the chief economist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over 20 years. In his new book, called The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts?, coming out in May, 2015, he addresses Canada’s national economic future – and the financial security of all Canadians. The Carbon Bubble will provide a real national debate on our economic future.

18Y and Up

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre

$15/ticket; tickets available online and at all library branches starting May 11, 2015

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