2024 FOREST OF READING - DIGITAL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
GET YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY MORE INVOLVED IN THE FOREST OF READING!
This presentation is being presented by Public Librarians that are actively involved in the Forest of Reading through committee work and also running successful programs in their communities. Be sure to join to learn more.
FREEDOM TO READ WEEK EVENT
Join Ainara Alleyne (CBC Kids News and TVO Personality) interview the incredible Lawrence Hill to discuss his Red Maple nominated title, Beatrice and Croc Harry, and the importance of Freedom to Read Week.
February 22nd, 2024 @ 1pm ET
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FOREST FRIDAYS – Author visits with Award Nominees – February – March, 2024
Silver Birch Express, Silver Birch Fiction and Red Maple Nominees will participate in Author and Panel workshops that will be released on the following dates:
|Forest Friday’s||Program||Release Date||Release Time||Link to connect|
|The Big Sting – Rachelle Delaney||Silver Birch Fiction||2/2/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|The Umbrella House by Colleen Nelson & Berani – Michelle Kadarusman||Silver Birch Fiction||2/2/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker-Alma Fullerton||Silver Birch Express||2/9/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|DEEP, DEEP, DOWN: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench by Lydia Lukidis & Rock? Plant? Animal? How Nature Keeps Us Guessing by Etta Kaner||Silver Birch Express||2/9/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|The Last Saxon King – Andrew Varga||Red Maple||2/23/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|Simon Sort of Says – Erin Bow||Red Maple||2/23/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|The Boy Who Woke the Sun – A. T. Woodley||Silver Birch Fiction||3/1/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|Swept Away: Ruth Mornay and the Unwanted Clues – Natalie Hyde||Silver Birch Fiction||3/1/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|The Mystery of the Painted Fan – Linda Trinh||Silver Birch Express||3/8/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|Mehndi Boy – Zain Bandali||Silver Birch Express||3/8/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|Squire – Nadia Shammas||Red Maple||3/22/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
|Autumn Bird and The Runaway – Melanie Florence & Richard Scrimger||Red Maple||3/22/2024||1:00:00 PM ET|
*Presentations will be released at 1:00pm Eastern Time
Learn to Draw with our Forest Illustrators – February 26 & 29, 2024
Come draw with our very own Forest of Reading Illustrators! (Names TBA). We are excited to bring you two sessions on how to draw your favourite characters. Be sure to have your readers tune in with pencil and paper and have some fun with our amazing nominees! These presentations will be at 1:00pm Eastern Time
|Apartment 713 – Kevin Sylvester||Silver Birch Fiction||2/26/2024||10:00:00 AM|
|The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship – Hatem Aly||Blue Spruce||2/26/2024||1:00:00 PM|
|Boobies – Nancy Vo||Silver Birch Express||2/29/2024||10:00:00 AM|
|Mina et sa bête – Caroline Merola||Le prix Mélèze||2/29/2024||1:00:00 PM|
Mercre-LIT: Digital Author Visits – February 7 – April 3, 2024
French nominees for Le prix Mélèze and Tamarac will be hosting author visits on the following dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 6, April 3. All presentations will be released at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
|Orbie, dessine-moi un billibouton – Frédérick Wolfe||Mélèze||2/7/2024||1:00:00 PM|
|Kellan et les papillons du cœur – Dïana Bélice||Mélèze||2/21/2024||1:00:00 PM|
|La fin du monde est pour demain – André Marois||Tamarac||2/28/2024||1:00:00 PM|
|Le jeu qui voulait ma peau – Magali Laurent||Tamarac||4/3/2024||1:00:00 PM|
White Pine Wednesdays: Author visits & Panel Discussions – March 6-27, 2024
Our White Pine readers will get up close and personal with the authors of the White Pine Award learning about their craft, their nominated books and how they ended up where they are now. These presentations will take place on the following dates: March 6, 20, 27. All presentations will be released at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
BLUE SPRUCE READ-ALOUDS – April 8-12, 2024
Our amazing Blue Spruce nominees are given the option to read their books on video so that you can share with your young readers as you prepare for your voting. This is a great recap of the books and ensures that your young people get a chance to see the authors reading what they love. These videos will be released daily on April 8-12, 2023.
I READ CANADIAN DAY PRESENTATION – November 8th, 2023
A presentation by the amazing award-winning authors Richard Scrimger and Melanie Florence.
Released at 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time.