May, MadLibs, and a Mother’s Day Tea Party!

Happy May 1st, earthlings! We understand it’s an exciting month in this corner of Earth known as Toronto, as the rain washes away winter and lovely little green sprouts start popping up everywhere. We remember our first spring here in Bloordale Village and couldn’t believe how excited you earth dwellers were to sit outside, even when the fresh air still gave your bare skin goosebumps (that’s what you call them, right?)

Well, we figured it was the perfect month to have a few events now that we’re all done hibernating. So, here’s the skinny:

MadLibs, our annual fundraiser, is back on Thursday, May 29 at Mercer Union (but you knew that already). The big news is that we’ve lined up our celebrity judges (drumroll please…): author and educator Carianne Leung, writer and editor Jessica Westhead, novelist and publicist Evan Munday, children’s book author Vikki Vansickle, middle grade novelist Rachelle Delaney, and last but certainly not least, actor and performer Steffi D! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for more info on these fabulous folks!


We’ve also been told that May is a special month for mother’s, and we couldn’t be happier to help you celebrate them! On Sunday, May 25, we welcome author Lynn Thomson to the ITA for an afternoon tea party and reading from her new memoir, Birding with Yeats (House of Anansi). Thomson tells the story of learning about bonding over birdwatching with her son, sure to warm the hearts of mothers everywhere.


That’s all for today! Now get out there and enjoy the month – we know we will!