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Middle Grade Books with Heart

with Authors Erin Bow & Jessica Vitalis

2023-10-16 18:30:00 2023-10-16 19:30:00 America/New_York Middle Grade Books with Heart IN PERSON, REGISTERED Eastside Branch -

Monday, October 16
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-16 18:30:00 2023-10-16 19:30:00 America/New_York Middle Grade Books with Heart IN PERSON, REGISTERED Eastside Branch -

IN PERSON, REGISTERED

Bring your kids to meet two of their favourite Canadian authors, Erin Bow and Jessica Vitalis

Erin and Jessica will be talking about their newly released middle grade books, Simon Sort of Says by Erin Bow and Coyote Queen by Jessica Vitalis and answering audience questions.

Erin Bow was born and raised in Iowa, and trained as a physicist so naturally she now spends her days writing children’s fiction in her tiny (heated) garden shed in Ontario. Her books - which include the Governor General’s Award - winning Stand on the Sky, Plain Kate, Sorrow’s Know, and the science fiction duology The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders – have won a fistful of awards. Erin lives with her husband (who’s also a novelist), two teenage kids, a tabby named after a rock, a black cat named after a black hole, and an empty-headed, big hearted dog named after the moon.

Jessica Vitalis, a Columbia MBA-wielding writer, authored The Wolf’s Curse and a standalone companion novel, The Rabbit’s Gift (which received starred reviews from the School Library Journal and CCBC and was named a Canadian Children’s Book Center Best Books for Kids and Teens 2023). Her next book, Coyote Queen, arrives on 10/10/23 and an unnamed novel in verse comes out in 2024. Her work has been translated into three languages, and she was named a 2021 Canada Council of the Arts Grant Recipient and featured on CBCs Here and Now and CTVs Your Morning. Jessica now lives in Ontario with her husband and two daughters but speaks at conferences, festivals, and schools all over North America.

Presented in partnership with Words Worth Books.

Programmer: Nancy

Jessica Vitalis & Erin Bow

Eastside Branch

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext 410

Hours
Mon, May 27 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 28 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 02 Closed

About the branch

Now open, the Eastside Branch is located at the RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex.

Upcoming events

Mon, May 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace
For children ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Mon, May 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Mon, May 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For children ages 6 and up with a caregiver.
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Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
For children ages 3 to 5 years old.
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Wed, May 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

Thu, May 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults
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Thu, May 30, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Thu, May 30, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Fri, May 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Eastside Branch - Naturespace,Program Room
Families

Fri, May 31, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For children ages 5 to 12

Sat, Jun 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Everyone Welcome

Mon, Jun 03, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace
For children ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Mon, Jun 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 04, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Families
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Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Adults

Wed, Jun 05, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Jun 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults

Sat, Jun 08, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Kids ages 5 to 10 years with a caregiver

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch
Families

Mon, Jun 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Naturespace
For children ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone welcome

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
Registration opens Tuesday, May 28 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult