Media celebrities boarding Queen streetcar to Keep Toronto Reading
TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - On Monday, February 28, 2011, CBC and Toronto Star personalities will be handing out free copies of Midnight at the Dragon Café, by Judy Fong Bates, the book chosen by Toronto Public Library for this
year's city-wide book club, One Book. Teams of celebrities will be
handing out books along the route of the specially wrapped "One Book"
Queen streetcar, traveling westbound between 10:00 and 11:00 am.
The One Book program invites all Torontonians to read the same book and
then come together to discuss it at events across the city in April.
It's part of the library's month-long literary festival, Keep Toronto
Reading. Midnight at the Dragon Café tells the story of a young Chinese girl growing up in small town
Ontario, where her family owns the lone Chinese restaurant.
Riders will have the opportunity to meet CBC Radio's Laura Di Battista
and the Star's Richard Ouzounian (boarding at Broadview); Dwight
Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake, hosts of CBC News Toronto, along with
the Star's Geoff Pevere (boarding at Yonge Street); and CBC Radio's
Matt Galloway and Catherine Porter from the Star (boarding at
The free books and the promotion have been made possible through the
generous support of Midnight at the Dragon Café publisher McClelland & Stewart and the Toronto Public Library
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more
than 18 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 32
million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our
website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
SOURCE Toronto Public Library
For further information:
Tina Srebotnjak, Manager, Cultural and Special Events Programming, 416-393-7098