• Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Tune in for Ainara’s interview with 2021 TD Grade One Book giveaway winner Nadia Hohn. Grab a carnival mask and […]

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

    This session is for teens and adults who have dreams of publishing their own children’s book. We are going to learn from authors and illustrators who have just been published, others that are well established and some who work in the industry.

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Join Tanaz Bhathena, Hamilton Youth Poets and Josh Taylor if you’re interested in becoming a writer. We’ll learn about creating and telling stories using different methods like slam poetry and rap! Join our friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington to learn more about self publishing your own book.

  • Celebrating Graphic Novels

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Dom will share step by step tips on how he draws the characters, he created in his hilarious graphic novel […]

  • Nature Tales

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join Suzanne Del Rizzo, Patricia Storms, Andrea Curtis, Ladybird Fancypants and Mr. Ben to learn about what we might find when we look up, down and all around us! Explore a forest in the city and sing a song about slowing down and looking around. We’ll have a look at some amazing sculptures at the RBG and make a cool craft with our friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington, using objects from nature.

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join Aimee Reid, Anoosha Syed, Naseem Hrab, Charlene Chua, Sherry Lee, My Friend Christopher and Annie Weber as we explore neighbourhoods, talk about families and friendships. Our friends from the AGH will also help us create a very special piece of art.

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Join Jennifer Maruno and Sylvia McNicoll to learn some writing tips from the masters of mystery! We’ll learn how to structure a story and how to imagine and describe historical settings in which our characters can interact.

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    We're excited to welcome, Ainara as Telling Tales’ new Junior Ambassador. Starting this month she’ll be hosting interviews with BIPOC authors which will focus on Ainara's “One Big Question”.

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Join Jason “Hachey The MouthPEACE,” a world class beatboxer from Hamilton to learn some cool vocal tricks. Every sound in […]

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Join Tara Bursey, Associate Educator at the Art Gallery of Burlington, as she shares information about the origin of zines, […]

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    A brand new, never-been-seen-before Imagination Station workshop presented by author Joel A. Sutherland... “Cut to the Chase: How to Write Pulse Pounding Fiction”. During this workshop Joel will focus on writing thrilling scenes and his top five writing tips!

  • Celebrating Graphic Novels

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8

    Learn from one of the masters of the graphic novel genre. J. Torres takes us through his process, sharing his […]

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join with us as we explore the themes of kindness and caring with our host Josh Taylor and his very special guests Monique Gray Smith, Ruth Ohi & Ted Staunton, Lana Button, Maika Harper, Gabe Crimelli, My Friend Christopher and crafting with Westfield.

  • Nature Tales

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join Jess Keating, Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty & Joanne Robertson, Kate Moss Gamblin, Mr. Ben, and the White Pine Dancers to hear about all the ways we need to take care of our water and the land surrounding it! Visit the RBG to meet Salvadore, the Cart-Painted turtle. Participate in a fun water craft with our friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    WATCH ON DEMAND Join Tory Woollcott as she walks you through four steps of making a comic. What's a comic? Drawing all things Playing with colour and sequence Bringing it all together

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join Ruth Ohi, Paul Covello, and Charlene Chua to learn about drawing. We’ll get some tips on how to draw different types of animals and sing a song that will inspire us to draw some winter pictures!

  • Imagination Station

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Join Joel Sutherland and Angela Misri to learn how to write scary stories! We’ll learn from the best---including an author and librarian who hunts ghosts at night. Watch today’s episode to listen to some beatboxing and make a bat craft.

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Join Jess Keating, Josh Taylor, Kevin Sylvester, Ted & Will Staunton, Elizabeth MacLeod and Ishta Mercurio as they talk about science, technology and fabulous facts! Take a visit to the apothecary at Westfield Heritage Village, and sing along with the Hamilton Children’s Choir. We’ll play with slime, ward off evil geniuses, discover some strange Canadian inventions and learn about a true Canadian hero.

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 4-6 / Kindergarten 6-8 / Grades 1-3

    Join Canadian children's authors Deborah Kerbel, Andrew Larsen, Sarabeth Holden, Paul Covello, Vikki VanSickle, also with special guests My Friend Christopher and Simon Frank for a virtual storytelling picnic.

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6

    Join Kathy Kacer, Alisa Siegel and Krista McNaughton to hear about family stories---and about families who have had to leave home in search of a new one! Sing a song with the Hamilton Children’s Choir, watch two original compositions from members of the Hamilton Youth Poets and join us for some storytelling improv

  • Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Age / Grade 8-12 / Grades 3-6 12-14 / Grades 7-8 14-18 / Grades 9+

    Join Kevin Sylvester (Moderator), Kenneth Oppel, Jonathan Auxier, Sylv Chiang, Hamilton Children’s Choir and Krista McNaughton to explore the twists and turns of storytelling! Give the art of improv a try, use your voice to make sound effects to set the mood for a suspenseful story, and participate in a writing contest for the chance to win a prize!