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OPEN MIC NIGHT FEATURING: IAIN S. THOMAS & TRISTA MATEER

Join poets Iain S. Thomas and Trista Mateer as they take the stage to read from from I Wrote This For You: 2007 – 2017 and Honeybee. Following their performances, local artists will be invited on-stage to share their own poetry.

Open Mic Guidelines:

  • Local artist sign-up sheet will be available in store starting at 9am on the day of the event
  • Each artist will have 2-3 minutes onstage
  • Each artist will be provided with a microphone and speakers; additional equipment is not recommended
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Tom Angleberger in Toronto! | Abrams Books

Bestselling author Tom Angleberger, will be in Toronto tonight (May 16th) to promote his new book Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling! Join him at Chapters on The Queensway at 7pm for an interactive origami session themed around his new book. Event: Chapters on the Queensway May 16th 7-8pm

9781419705342

Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling An Origami Yoda Activity Book Author: By Tom Angleberger Imprint: Amulet Books ISBN: 1-4197-0534-2 EAN: 9781419705342

About the book Stick figures to the dark side only lead! To doodle like a Jedi you must learn! With this companion to the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, beloved author Tom Angleberger—with the help of the kids from McQuarrie Middle School—presents young Padawans with dozens of activities from the Star Wars universe. Padawans can learn how to fold R2-D2 and C-3PO, draw Jabba, and even build a fully functioning ChapStick rocket! Other Force-mastering activities include: “Kellen’s Guide to Cool Letters,” “Mike’s Complete Rules and Tips for Pencil Pod-Racing,” “Rhondella’s Tips for Photographing Origami,” and much more!

With Tom Angleberger’s goofy sense of humor and accessible art style, Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling is sure to satisfy and inspire the millions of Origami Yoda and Star Wars fans. May the doodles be with you!

Includes 16-page color insert with 10 pages of colored pull-out origami paper; instructions to make Yoda, Darth, C-3PO, Admiral Ackbar, and R2-D2; a section on photographing your origami creations, and two Star Wars backdrops to photograph them against.

Praise for Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling "Once again, Angleberger’s humor, which presents itself in the text through characters from the series, in both human and origami form, connects with middle-grade readers. 'Art2' and the other 'Origami Yoda' books are the ultimate example of the by-a-fan/for-the-fans format, which succeeds if executed properly. This did he.” —Florida Times-Union"Excellent activity-book offshoot of Angleberger’s bestselling Origami Yoda series… The banter and tongue-and-cheek humor of the previous books is present, along with encouragement." —Publishers Weekly"The presentation’s offbeat attitude, ingenuity, and wit, many libraries will want to stock this high interest book..." —Booklist

About the author Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series, including The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee. Visit him online at OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

AGO Event with MID-CENTURY MODERN author Judith Miller

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of fascinating conversation about Judith Miller’s life with antiques and a glimpse into her latest book heralding design from the 1940s to 1960s. Miller’s Mid-Century Modern (Mitchell Beazley, 978-1845336936) is a comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history and one of the hottest design trends of the moment. This invaluable book covers all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the 1940s to 1960s and explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period. The event will take place at the AGO (317 Dundas street W) visit http://artmatters.ca/wp/2012/10/designtalk-judith-miller-and-mid-century-modern-in-shopago/ for more information.

Happy Pig Day!

It’s Happy Pig Day at Tattletales! Our favorite Mo Willems characters were met by enthusiastic toddlers at the independent children’s Bookstore in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. There was Pig Food (chocolate chip cookies) activities and stories to be read. Piggie was his usual gregarious self, although Elephant was a little more reserved. He however encouraged the youngest reader we have seen so far!

Elephant and Piggie will be at Tattletales for the rest of the weekend and may be in school welcoming kids back from March Break next week!