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November Author Visits!

Join us for some awesome author visits this November! Discover Aboriginal themes and characters with Melanie Florence, and dare to yawn with Hélène Boudreau!

Artwork from Missing Nimama by Melanie Florence.Melanie Florence

[Ages 8 to 10]
Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Wednesday, Nov. 22nd

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. 

Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto with an interest in writing about Aboriginal themes and characters. She is the author of the award-winning "Missing Nimama" and is a Forest of Reading Golden Oak Finalist. Her other books include "Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools" and the YA novels "He Who Dreams," "The Missing," "One Night," and "Rez Runaway."

In her spare time, Melanie watches Doctor Who and Harry Potter with her daughter, discusses the DC vs Marvel Universes with her son and makes her husband sit through scary movies with her. She shares her home with her family, their two dogs, two cats, an ever-increasing number of aquarium creatures, and according to her daughter, a house elf who refuses to help with chores.

Check the Library catalogue now to place holds on books by Melanie!

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Artwork from I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau.Hélène Boudreau

[Ages 4 to 9]
Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Thursday, Nov. 30th

10:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Hélène Boudreau is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults with a focus on humour! Her picture book, "I Dare You Not to Yawn," is a 2013 Parents’ Choice Award winner and a Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Honour title.

Hélène Boudreau grew up on an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean but now writes from her land-locked home in Ontario, Canada. She has never time-travelled or saved an endangered bird, nor has she ever spotted a mermaid in the wild, but she believes mermaids are just as plausible as sea horses, flying fish, or electric eels.

Check the Library catalogue now to place holds on books by Hélène!

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We acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts.

Advanced registration required for each class visit; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. Class visits and groups welcome!
No charge.

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