Toronto Public Library and CBC Radio One 99.1 Celebrate Canada Reads with
Special Literary Event

Featuring Ann-Marie MacDonald, Perdita Felicien, and others

TORONTO, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library and CBC Radio One 99.1 invite book lovers to celebrate this year's Canada Reads battle of the books at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday, February 25.

A selection of this year's nominated writers, book defenders and other special guests will discuss and read from this year's books. Live music performance by Shakura S'Aida.

    What:        Toronto Celebrates Canada Reads 2010

    Where:       The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
                 Toronto Reference Library (2nd floor)
                 789 Yonge Street (1 street north of Bloor)

    When:        7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar reception from
                 6 to 7 p.m.

    Who:         Nicolas Dickner (Author of Nikolski)
                 Perdita Felicien (Defender of Fall on Your Knees)
                 Ann-Marie MacDonald (Author of Fall on Your Knees)
                 Samantha Nutt (Defender of The Jade Peony)
                 Roland Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon (Defender of
                 Generation X)
                 And other special guests!

                 Hosted by Mary Ito (CBC's Fresh Air)

This event will be recorded. Excerpts will air March 1 to 5 on Radio One 99.1's Here and Now between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. leading up to the Canada Reads debates, which air March 8 to 12 at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on CBC Radio One, as well as on bold TV and online. To find out more about this year's nominated books and on-air defenders, visit

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Ab. Velasco, Communications Officer, (416) 393-7001,

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