Thursday, April 14
Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Rd West – Children’s Department
Join us to wish the IBBY Silent Books exhibit bon voyage as it leaves Canada and heads for Basel, Switzerland. Enjoy an enchanting talk with Mariella Bertelli, of IBBY Canada (International Board of Books for Young People), as she speaks about the history of the Lampedusa library, her personal experiences travelling to Lampedusa to support the Library project and how wordless picture books can be enjoyed by all, regardless of language.
The exhibit is open for viewing in Hamilton from March 21 – April 14, 2016
- March 21 – April 1: Central Library Children’s Department , 55 York Blvd, Hamilton
- April 4 – 8: Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Education Centre, 20 Education Court
- April 9 – 14: Hamilton Public Library, Terryberry Branch, 100 Mohawk Road West
Accompanying the exhibit are two activities for children of any age – Write a Postcard (to the children of Lampedusa) Activity is available during open hours for the duration of the exhibit.
This international traveling exhibit features over 100 of the most notable wordless picture books in the world, and is part of the children’s library that has been created by IBBY Italia for Lampedusa, Italy. The Lampedusa library is to serve the local families and many refugee children– arriving from Africa and the Middle East.
Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto.