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Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Ward Anderson - I'll Be Here All Week
Tue Oct 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

In his coming-of-middle-age novel comedian Ward Anderson delivers a romantic love story set against the backdrop of the stand-up circuit, where the realities of life are not at all hospitable to romance.

Icon of the event How to Illustrate for Publishers
Sat Oct 04, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Northern District

With real-life anecdotes and illustration samples, Patricia Storms discusses illustrating children's books for publishers. Using examples from her own work as well as other illustrators, Patricia shows the process of developi...

Icon of the event Canada Council Author Visit with Hugh Brewster.
Wed Oct 01, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Highland Creek

Come and visit with award-winning author and noted Titanic historian Hugh Brewster as he draws from his vast knowledge of that fateful journey to create an enthralling tale of historical fiction in Deadly Voyage.

Icon of the event The eh List Author Series: Else Poulsen - Bärle's Story
Tue Nov 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Northern District

Author Else Poulsen is a world-renowned zoologist and an expert in bear rehabilitation. "Bärle's Story documents the rescue of a female polar bear from almost unbelievable abuse in a circus in the tropics, her successful reco...

Icon of the event Building a Professional Illustration Portfolio
Thu Oct 09, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms presents the basics of developing a professional illustration portfolio. Also included are marketing tips, networking advice, an overview of the children's illustration market, and how...

Icon of the event Zeppelin Raids on England during World War 1
Thu Nov 06, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

The Zeppelin raids on London and other districts in the U.K. during WW1 caused panic and confusion amongst the general public, the Military High Command and the Government. These giant airships, pioneered by the German Count ...

Icon of the event Elements of Photography
Wed Oct 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Don Mills

What are the secrets behind how famous photos are created? Using engaging images, Photographer Pamela Williams will examine the use of scale, point of view, and composition, while exploring the use of light, focus, timing an...

Icon of the event Illustrator in Residence School Visit Program
Ongoing event running from Wed Oct 01, 2014 - Fri Oct 31, 2014
Northern District

As the illustrator in residence, Patricia Storms will offer children's art activities for Grade 1 to Grade 6 classes at the Northern District Branch. Patricia is also available to travel to high schools and colleges to make p...

Icon of the event Great Books: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Fri Nov 21, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Don Mills

Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when first published in 1847, Charlotte Bronte?s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of ...

Icon of the event Creating a Successful Book Cover
Thu Oct 30, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northern District

What's involved in creating a successful cover for a book? Illustrator in residence Patricia Storms demonstrates the many stages of changes and edits before a cover is finally chosen for a book. In this hands-on workshop, pa...