Skip to main content
close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.
Image for event: A Discussion with Robin Lefler and Jenny Holiday

Registration now closed

A Discussion with Robin Lefler and Jenny Holiday

in Partnership with Words Worth Books

2024-06-04 19:00:00 2024-06-04 20:00:00 America/New_York A Discussion with Robin Lefler and Jenny Holiday Adults Eastside Branch - Program Room

Tuesday, June 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-04 19:00:00 2024-06-04 20:00:00 America/New_York A Discussion with Robin Lefler and Jenny Holiday Adults Eastside Branch - Program Room

Eastside Branch

Program Room

Adults

Join us for an evening with Robin Lefler and Jenny Holiday as they discuss Robin’s new shipwreck romcom, Not How I Pictured It, and Jenny’s historical romance, Earls Trip.

This program is presented in partnership with Words Worth Books in celebration of 40 years.

About Not How I Pictured It:

The OC meets The Unhoneymooners in this shipwreck romcom when the reunited cast of a hit show get stuck on a deserted island with nothing but their complete lack of survival skills, simmering drama, and the sneaking suspicion that someone is up to no good.

Agnes “Ness” Larkin has been out of the spotlight for twenty years since her quick departure from a starring role in a hit teen TV drama. When the show is tapped for a reboot, no one is more surprised than Ness that she signs on to rejoin the cast, leaving behind a normal—if not exactly thrilling—life in Toronto. Also back for round two are Libby, Ness’s former best friend and soon to be makeup empire magnate, and Hayes, Ness’s one-that-got-away who has risen to A-list fame (and somehow gotten even better looking) in the years she’s been gone.

When they set off for filming near the Bahamas, a storm leaves the seven actors and one production assistant stranded on a small island with only an abandoned, derelict mansion to wait out the storm. But when the weather clears and a new day rises—their boat is gone too.

Stuck in a bizarre, crumbling house on an uninhabited island with possibly the most useless survival group in history, Ness and her co-stars are forced to revisit a minefield of past transgressions and come to terms with the adults they’ve become as they work together to ride out the storm. Or at least pretend to—they are actors, after all.

Interspersed with weather reports, fictional memoir excerpts, a dating profile and Perez-Hilton-esque blog posts, Not How I Pictured It is a rollicking novel of delightful absurdity, pithy dialogue, and no shortage of heart.

About Robin Lefler:

ROBIN LEFLER grew up near Toronto and (briefly) pursued an ill-fated career in equine massage therapy before stumbling into the world of robotics and tech sales. Not How I Pictured It is her second novel. Her first, Reasonable Adults, was published in 2022. Robin Lefler still lives in her hometown with her family and two very needy canines.

About Earls Trip:

"This is a witty, charming, character-driven story that is honestly one of the best historical romances I’ve read in years." —Julia Quinn, bestselling author of the Bridgerton novels on the TODAY Show

Ted Lasso meets Bridgerton for a 19th century spin on The Hangover in USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday’s laugh-out-loud bromantic comedy featuring three Regency-era Earls on their annual trip – ride-or-die buddies offering one another unconditional support in everything from Lady problems to family woes.

From the author of Canadian Boyfriend, the perfect romp for fans of Evie Dunmore, India Holton, Virginia Heath, Manda Collins, and Suzanne Allain!

Even an earl needs his ride-or-dies, and Archibald Fielding-Burton, the Earl of Harcourt, counts himself lucky to have two. The annual trip that Archie takes with his BFFs Simon and Effie holds a sacred spot in their calendars. This year Archie is especially eager to get away until an urgent letter arrives from an old family friend, begging him to help prevent a ruinous scandal. Suddenly the trip has become earls-plus-girls, as Archie’s childhood pals, Clementine and Olive Morgan, are rescued en route to Gretna Green.

This…complicates matters. The fully grown Clementine, while as frank and refreshing as he remembers, is also different to the wild, windswept girl he knew. This Clem is complex and surprising—and adamantly opposed to marriage. Which, for reasons Archie dare not examine too closely, he finds increasingly vexing.

Then Clem makes him an indecent and quite delightful proposal, asking him to show her the pleasures of the marriage bed before she settles into spinsterhood. And what kind of gentleman would he be to refuse a lady?

About Jenny Holiday:

Jenny Holiday is a USA Today-bestselling author whose books have been featured in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and The Washington Post. She grew up in Minnesota and started writing when her fourth-grade teacher gave her a notebook to fill with stories. When she’s not working on her next book, she likes to hike, throw theme parties, and watch other people sing karaoke. Jenny lives in London, Ontario, Canada.

Programmer: Nancy

Robin Lefler & Jenny Holiday

AGE GROUP: | Adults 19+ |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Clubs, Writing and Authors |

TAGS: | Author Event | Adult learning |

Eastside Branch

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext 410

Hours
Mon, Jun 10 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 9:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:30AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

About the branch

Now open, the Eastside Branch is located at the RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex.

Upcoming events

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone welcome

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Families
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Outreach
Adults
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Jun 13, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Sat, Jun 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults

Wed, Jun 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
John M. Harper Branch
Everyone Welcome

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

Sat, Jun 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Eastside Branch - Naturespace
Everyone Welcome
This event is full

Tue, Jul 02, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 7:00pm

Thu, Jul 04, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Sat, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Families

Sat, Jul 06, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For kids ages 4 to 12 years old.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 7:00pm

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 7:00pm

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
For kids ages 3 to 7 years old.

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adults

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:15am
McCormick Branch
For kids ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 5 and up with a caregiver.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For Teens ages 13 to 18 years old.
Registration opens Tuesday, June 18 2024 at 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
McCormick Branch
Ages 6 to 9 years old.
This event is full

Tue, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone Welcome

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 12:00pm
McCormick Branch
Adults
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Ages 2 to 5 years old with a caregiver.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Adults
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 6 to 8 years old.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Ages 9 to 11 years old.
Registration opens Wednesday, June 19 2024 at 7:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McCormick Branch
Everyone welcome

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
McCormick Branch
For kids entering Kindergarten in September 2024. Ages 3 to 5 years old.
Registration opens Thursday, June 13 2024 at 7:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:15am
Eastside Branch - Program Room
Ages birth to 5 years with a caregiver.

Thu, Jul 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 6 to 8 years old.
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 7:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Library
Everyone Welcome

Fri, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
For kids ages 6 to 8 years old.
Registration opens Thursday, June 20 2024 at 7:00pm