Keep Toronto Reading Month Kicks off Tomorrow

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Keep Toronto Reading
(, a month long city-wide celebration of the joy of
reading, kicks off tomorrow. All Torontonians are invited to come out for
special events throughout February hosted by Toronto Public Library,

    -   Vino, Vin, Vino (Presented with LCBO)
        Explore the love and language of wine with authors and product

    -   Altered Books - Artists Reinvent the Book (Presented with OCAD)
        Discover the phenomenon of altered books - transforming ordinary
        books into art. Check out the Library's new altered books collection.

    -   Inventory: Writers tracking war and conflict (Presented with PEN
        Celebrate Freedom to Read Week with an all-star line-up including
        Bruce Cockburn, Dionne Brand and Camilla Gibb.

    -   Lit Lunches (Presented with Starbucks and International Readings at
        Savour literary experiences over the lunch hour.

    -   The Flowering of African-Canadian Literature in Contemporary Canada
        Join celebrated African-Canadian writers as Toronto Public Library
        kicks off its Black History Month programs.

    -   Toronto Celebrates Canada Reads 2007 (Presented with CBC Radio 99.1)
        Enjoy a lively discussion about this year's five nominated Canada
        Reads books in one unforgettable night. Torontonians are also invited
        to cast their vote online in the What Should Canada Read? contest at

    More event information is available at ,
including a full line-up of guests and program personalities for the month.
    The Book Lover's Ball, hosted by Toronto Public Library Foundation, will
take place on February 15, 2007 at the Liberty Grand. For more information
about the Toronto Public Library Foundation and the Book Lover's Ball, visit
    CBC Radio 99.1 and CBC Television are the exclusive broadcast sponsors of
Keep Toronto Reading. Toronto Star is the official community partner.
    Keep Toronto Reading is a month-long celebration of the joy of reading.
Throughout February, the Toronto Public Library hosts programs, events and
activities across the city, featuring prominent literary talent and well-known
personalities. For a complete listing of events, please visit

    Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest public library system.
Every week over 325,000 people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than half
a million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website
at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

For further information:

For further information: Edward Karek, Communications Officer, (416)

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