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October: Storytelling through Novels and Short Stories

Canada 150 banner for the month of October

October is here, and fall is a perfect time to curl up with a good book! This month we celebrate Storytelling through Novels and Short Stories.  The month starts off with an Afternoon of Storytelling on October 4.  Join us as the winners of the 50+ Short Story Contest read their winning stories.


On October 13, in partnership with Writer's Festival, à la carte presents Indigenous Fusion with chef David Wolfman.  A classically trained chef of First Nations heritage, David Wolfman has a passion for bringing traditional food sources together with European cooking techniques.


The 8th Annual Teen Author Fest takes place Saturday, October 21, at the Main Branch.  This year all of the authors for this popular event are Canadian YA authors writing in English or French. Some were featured in this summer's Battle of the Books, including the French winner, Pierre-Yves Villeneuve!


On October 26, we celebrate Canadian authors with a special one-man show written and performed by renowned Canadian publisher Douglas Gibson.  150 Years of Great Canadian Storytellers. . . 1867-2017, will take us through Canada's history, highlighting selected authors, English, French, or Indigenous, from each decade.  Not to be missed!


Of course, it wouldn't be October without some spooky stories!  On Saturday October 28 branches across the city will host Haunted Library programs for the whole family, featuring professional storytellers in each location.  Come for thrills, chills, and fun!


Don't forget to browse through our curated selection of Canadian novels and short stories, compiled by our wonderful librarians.