Saturday, April 23, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016 Author-Illustrator Chris Tougas

Author-Illustrator Chris Tougas

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016

Time:  Doors open at 7:00 for a 7:30 start.
Location:  Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
3110 Tillicum Road (next to Pearkes Arena)

Drop in $5, free for VCLR members
VCLR memberships can be purchased with cash or cheque at the door.  $25 for 12 months.

Chris Tougas is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s picture books, including Mechanimals, Art's Supplies, Dojo Daycare and its sequels,  Dojo Daytrip and Dojo Surprise. In addition, he has worked as an animation character designer and writer for Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, Jim Henson, Sesame Workshop, Fox and many other companies.

Chris reads from his own books and discusses choices that were made along the way as both a writer and and illustrator.  Chris also shares new work and discusses his experience working with book publishers and Hollywood producers.The 45 minute talk ends with a half hour Q & A session.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Author event: Monique Gray Smith

Focusing on Resilience in Indigenous Children’s Literature

Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
3110 Tillicum Road (by Pearkes Arena)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Browse books for sale from School House Teaching Supplies and Children's Bookstore

Monique’s presentation will be a sharing and storytelling time focusing on Indigenous children’s literature. She will explore the importance of children having their lived experience reflected on the pages, and why factors that foster resilience are ideally woven into all books for Indigenous children. The role Indigenous children’s literature plays in reconciliation will also be discussed.

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud mom of twins. Monique is an accomplished consultant, writer and international speaker, blessed to live on Lekwungen territory in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit