EMWF In Your Own Backyard: Online Event Series
For Kids!

All events are free. Please register for events by clicking on the black buttons below. After registering, you will receive instructions by email regarding how to access the event on Zoom.

Scroll down to see a listing of past events and available event recordings.

More events will be added to our series over the coming months!




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Tuesday June 15, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
EMWF Kids: The Fabulous Zed Watson—an event for schools!

Presented in partnership with Wellington County Library

Presenters: Basil and Kevin Sylvester

School groups, online learners, and families are invited to join us for a special literary event during Pride Month.

The Fabulous Zed Watson is the literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween. Co-authored by child-parent duo Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester, this is a vibrant and enormous-hearted story about friendship, identity and belonging. It features illustrations by celebrated author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, and an Own Voices perspective based on Basil’s experience.

This event will include ASL Interpretation.

Learn more about this event HERE.


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PAST EVENTS

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Tuesday May 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. EST
EMWF Kids: Thrive—an event for schools!

Presented in partnership with Harper Collins Canada and Wellington County Library

Presenter: Kenneth Oppel

Back by popular demand, join Kenneth Oppel in conversation with the Wellington County Library for this exciting event for schools, online learners, and families. Enjoy an author visit without having to leave your classroom!

Thrive is the thrilling conclusion to internationally bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s epic Bloom trilogy. It will leave readers on the edge of their seats as they race to finish an adventure the Wall Street Journal called, “so exciting that the pages might well have been printed with adrenaline.”

This event will include ASL Interpretation.

Learn more about this event HERE.


This recording will be available until May 28, 2021.

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Tuesday May 4, 10:00-10:30 a.m. EST (plus Q&A)
EMWF Kids: The Rock from the Sky — an event for schools!

Presented in partnership with Wellington County Library

Presenter: Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen joins us for a special event for school groups, online learners, and families during Canadian Children’s Book Week.

Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there’s something off somewhere, but you just can’t put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.

This event will include ASL Interpretation.

Learn more about this event HERE.


This recording will be available until May 19.

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Need the book? Buy from one of our bookselling partners or your local independent bookstore:

Guelph: The Bookshelf is our Guelph bookselling partner for this event. Purchase online at bookshelf.ca or call 519-821-3311 x1 for curbside pickup, free local delivery or Canada-wide shipping.

Toronto: Another Story Bookshop is our Toronto bookselling partner for this event. Purchase online at anotherstory.ca or call 416-462-1104 for curbside pickup, local delivery or Canada-wide shipping.

Durham and York Regions:  Blue Heron Books is our bookselling partner.  Purchase online at blueheronbooks.com or call 905-852-4282 for curbside pickup, local delivery, or Canada-wide shipping.