UPDATE FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
By Catherine Brydon, President
BOOK CHAT LAUNCH WITH MARY LAWSON
Thursday, March 18th 7 pm EDT
via Zoom conferencing
Moderator: Tara Roy-DiClemente
As many of you know, we have been hosting author events in the East Gwillimbury Civic Centre since 2004. Many of Canada’s most celebrated authors have joined us in intimate appearances right here in EG.
During the pandemic, we have been unable to organize in-person events, but we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting virtual “Book Chats” starting on March 18 with Mary Lawson. Mary is a New York Times bestselling author and is well known for her novels set in northern Ontario. Her debut novel was Crow Lake, and it has been almost a decade since she wrote Road Ends.
This February she is launching A Town Called Solace which is set in northern Ontario and is a beautifully written, masterful, suspenseful, and deeply humane novel. The story is told through three distinct, compelling voices, cutting back and forth to carefully uncover the layers of grief, remorse, and love that connect families – both the ones we’re born into and the ones we choose. Mary Lawson will be joining us from her home in London , England and the discussion will be expertly guided by moderator Councillor Tara Roy-DiClemente.
The cost to access the event link is $10. If you wish to access the link and pre-order a copy of A Town Called Solace, the cost is $35.00 which includes a signed book plate. (The book retails for $32.) You must be able to pick up your copy through curbside service at either the Holland Landing or Mount Albert branch of the EGPL.
- To register and pay for the event link only please click the secure link below. Payment is by credit card through the Square site.
- To register for the event link and the book A Town Called Solace please click the following secure link.
Event Plus Book
Of course, you may send a cheque payable to Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library for either option and mail it to:
PO Box 1701
Holland Landing ON
If you have questions about registration or payment you may email us at [email protected]
Check our Facebook page for information updates as well.
We can accommodate many people from any location through this virtual book chat. The event will last 45 to 60 minutes. The Zoom link will be emailed to you just prior to the event.
We are excited about this new venture and hope you will be too. Please plan to join us. Our only regret is that we can’t offer you our home-made goodies afterward!
Thank you for your support past and future!
Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library
The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library is an independent, benevolent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization that operates under the direction of an elected Board. The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library was formed in 2002 to be a voice in the community promoting the importance of literacy through our Library. Initial funding for The Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library was provided by the Cinemania Film Circuit who continue to provide annual funding to support out-of-budget library programs and initiatives. In 2004, the Friends of the Library launched an Author Reading Series that brings world-class authors to East Gwillimbury three times a year. Friends of the Library raises additional funds for the library through partnerships, raffles and special events.
For more information on the great work of the Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library please review the following:
OUR MISSION IS:
To promote literacy and the role of the Library within our community.
OUR PURPOSE IS:
To support the East Gwillimbury Public Library by organizing, facilitating, and assisting with fundraising activities and encouraging community interest in Library development projects.
To advocate support for the East Gwillimbury Public Library from the community, government, and other funding agencies.
To increase awareness of the East Gwillimbury Public Library’s programs and services by conducting effective public relations activities.
To promote the importance of literacy in our community by offering special events and programs.
- A free and accessible library system
- Literacy in all its forms – oral, written, visual, digital
- Community partnership
- Knowledge and learning
- Cultural Diversity
2020/2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members at Large
FRIENDS OF THE EAST GWILLIMBURY LIBRARY
HOLLAND LANDING, ON
Email: [email protected]
Interested in membership? Click here for the membership form!
Author Visits Series
|Mary Lawson||March 18, 2021|
|Michelle Sagara (POSTPONED)||April 23, 2020|
|Anthony De Sa||February 7, 2020|
|Jennifer Robson||November 14, 2019|
|Anakana Schofield||May 23, 2019|
|John Little||April 4th, 2019|
|Ian Hamilton||January 30, 2019|
|Eden Robinson||October 29, 2018|
|Kim Thuy||April 19, 2018|
|Wayne Johnston||February 8, 2018|
|Lisa Moore||October 16, 2017|
|Claire Cameron &|
|May 18, 2017|
|Roberta Rich||March 27, 2017|
|Gail Anderson-Dargatz||October 28, 2016|
|Anthony De Sa||May 19, 2016|
|Frank Farragine||March 31, 2016|
|Elizabeth Hay||November 19, 2015|
|Ann-Marie MacDonald||September 9, 2015|
|Michael Crummey||March 26, 2015|
|Craig Davidson||November 26, 2014|
|Frances Itani||October 29, 2014
|Gail Bowen||April 29, 2014|
|Barry Dempster||January 22, 2014|
|Shayam Selvadurai||November 14, 2013
|Andrew Westoll||June 4, 2013
|Camilla Gibb||March 7, 2013|
|Vincent Lam||November 21, 2012|
|Miriam Toews||June 6, 2012|
|Richard Gwyn||March 6, 2012
|Jane Urquhart||November 3, 2011
|Terry Fallis||May 26, 2011
|Nino Ricci||February 17, 2011|