Story Club, our Afterlight Book Club Meeting Next Week, Essay Bootcamp and a Job Opening

Space explorers, are you “mad” about party decorating? Our “Eat, Drink, and be Mad” Mad Libs fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, May 28 and we need your help! We’re looking for volunteers to join our decorating committee, as well as about twenty people to help us with setting up, as well as passing cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, tending to the silent auction, and other such tasks during the actual event.

If you are free to lend us a hand with what is positive to be an exciting day and night, email Rebecca and Michelle at Our Mad Libs fundraisers are always a guaranteed barrel of laughs and fun!

Story Club


Our third and final round of Story Club will be starting up this Thursday after school. As with the previous editions of this workshop, stargazers from Story Planet will be joining forces with the superheroes at 826NYC to publish a dual-city travel guide like no other: The Young Astronaut’s Guide to Toronto / The Young Superhero’s Guide to New York.

What a fun way to learn about another city!

Afterlight Book Club
This is a friendly reminder to all the book lovers in our galaxy: next Tuesday, May 5, 2015, our Afterlight Book Club will be meeting to discuss The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray. A 2013 selection of “The Globe Books 100: Best Canadian Non-Fiction” list and finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize in 2014, The Massey Murder tells the true story behind the 1915 murder of one of the richest men in Canada. Full of murder, suspense and surprise, this book will give our book club plenty to discuss!

Check out our Meetup event page to find out more about the book, RSVP and let us know of any dietary conditions we should be aware of.

Happy reading!

Essay Bootcamp
We’re looking for volunteers to give one-on-one help to high school students working on their final English, Humanities and Social Sciences essays.

Our Essay Bootcamp will be held at the Multi-Faith Building (569 Spadina Ave.) on Saturday, May 31 from 10 am to 12 pm. There will be an additional one-evening training session in May (the date and time for the training session is T.B.A.).

Email Rebecca and Michelle at to find out more about how you can help out!

We’re looking for a new Program Coordinator!
Do you have a passion for working with young people to help them tell their stories? If so, we may have a job for you! We’re currently looking for a new Program Coordinator to join our team. Check out this Charity Village link to find out more about the job opening at Story Planet.

And, of course, if that job doesn’t look right for you, we’re always looking for volunteers to help out with our Homework Club and Alpha Workshops. Email Rebecca and Michelle at to find out more about how you can help out!