One Book One Caledon 2018
The title chosen for One Book One Caledon is Bellevue Square. Author Michael Redhill won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller prize for this novel about a young woman, Jean Mason, who is a bookstore owner in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood. She learns that she has an apparent doppelganger named Ingrid Fox in the market's park, Bellevue Square, and becomes obsessed with finding the woman.
One Book One Caledon is a year-long reading event encouraging everyone in Caledon to share the experience of reading the same book, engaging in discussions and attending programs. There are lots of plans in the works. Here are just a few details of some upcoming programs:
Trivia Night | May 16 | The Toby Jug | 7 - 10 pm
A fun trivia night, featuring not only questions about Michael Redhill's enigmatic novel but also general knowledge questions. Something for everyone, readers and non-readers alike! A fun evening - if you're lucky enough, you might even win dinner with the author. This is a free, drop-in event.
Let's Talk Bellevue Square | June 21 | AB Branch | 7 - 8:30 pm | free drop-in
Michael Redhill's Giller-winning novel Bellevue Square, has been chosen as CPL's One Book One Caledon title for 2018. This literary thriller explores identity, doppelgangers, and individual realities. With a murder, a literary festival, a mental hospital and the colourful backdrop of Toronto's Kensington Market thrown in for good measure, Bellevue Square raises many puzzling questions. While our book discussion may not have the answers, you can share your ideas and hear what others think of this brainteaser of a novel, while enjoying a coffee and snack.
Cooking with Christine | September 25 | AB Branch | 7 - 8:30 pm | register here
She's back at the library by popular demand! Join Christine Cooper, fabulous chef and community supporter, as she leads this workshop on making pupusas, a traditional South American food which is featured in Bellevue Square. Christine will also entertain and enlighten us with cooking tips and other tidbits, tasty and otherwise!
An Evening with Michael Redhill | October 25 | location TBA | register here
Join us for a special evening with Giller award-winning author Michael Redhill. Mr. Redhill will read from his novel and share some of his writing experiences, followed by a Q & A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at this event, provided by our community partner, Forster's Book Garden. Light refreshments
The One Book One Caledon brochure is available here.
One Book One Caledon
is just one component of Caledon Public Library's 150th anniversary of continuous library service in Caledon. Check here for more on upcoming events.