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Information Book Award Winner Announced

Congratulations to Hadley Dyer, this year’s winner of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book award for her book Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City.

The award was announced at the members-only Library After Dark event on Friday November 29. Previous Information Book Award winner (2011) Tanya Kyi’s entertaining talk about economics, tiger dads and whether or not to encourage her child to be a writer put a humorous spin on the very important role non-fiction writing plays in a world where censorship continues to thrive.

Members visited over wine, cheese, and mulled cider. And, many lucky ticket holders left the event with door prizes in tow.

We are pleased to have held this event for our members, the wonderful people whose support of the VCLR enables us to attract the talented authors and illustrators producing contemporary children’s materials.

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Upcoming events

Don’t miss out on these fabulous events! Renew your VCLR membership for the 2012-2013 year by clicking on the “join” button to the right or by filling out and mailing a membership form.

  • Friday, October 12, Leonard Marcus presents Let the Wild Rumpus Start: Maurice Sendak as Storyteller and Psychologistat Ike Barber Library, 4:30 – 5:30 PM.  This is a free event.
  • Friday, October 19, Kenneth Oppel presents at Dark Alchemy, Curious and Curiouser: Literary Brews and Constructions Conjured Across the Curriculum at Oakridge Auditorium, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Early Bird Prices: Members $40; Students $25; Non-members $55.  After September 23rd Prices: Members $50; Students $35; Non-members $65.  Lunch is included.
  • Tuesday, November 13, An Evening with Susan Juby & Susin Nielsen at Vancouver KidsBooks. More information to follow
  • Saturday, February 23, The Illustrator’s Breakfast featuring Oliver Jeffers at the University Golf Club. More information to follow.

Please note: Serendipity is on hiatus for 2013, but it will return in 2014!