Snowy Literacy Day, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at McLean Public Library

Meet Stella Partheniou Grasso, author of Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book, at the McLean Branch of the Ajax Public Library between 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm for some fun winter reading. 

Create your own winter rhyme, enjoy crafts and literacy games. Plus, get a sneak peek at my upcoming book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Puck.

For ages five and up.

Presented in partnership with the Tamil Cultural and Academic Society of Durham Region.

Family Literacy Day, Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Ontario Early Years Centre

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Family Literacy Day, a nation-wide initiative created by ABC Life Literacy. In honour of this milestone, this year’s theme is 15 Minutes of Fun!

The Ontario Early Years Centre (OEYC) at the Ajax Community Centre is hosting an event from 9:30-11:30 am on Friday, January 25th and have put together an engaging program of activities for families with children aged 0 to 6 years.

As part of the celebration I will be reading from my two books, 101 Creepy Canadian Jokes illustrated by Bill Dickson and Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book illustrated by Scot Ritchie (both published by Scholastic Canada).

 For some great ideas on how to have 15 Minutes of Fun for Family Literacy Day, visit

 For more information on the day’s events please contact Angelika Watson at

Word on the Street, Sunday September 23, 2012 at Queen's Park Circle

Over at the Children's Tent at Word on the Street,
Was a children's book author and the kids she came to meet.
"Read," said the author.
"We'll read!" said the kids.
So they read, and they laughed at Word on the Street. 

Join me at Word on the Street on Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00 pm at the Children's Tent as we read from Over at the Rink: A Hockey Counting Book. Who will you meet over at the rink?


Haunted Library Halloween, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the McLaughlin Library

Do you know what happens in the library when the lights go out? Enter our haunted house to find the answer!

The McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library is hosting its annual Haunted Library event from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 29th.  All ages. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Swing by the auditorium afterwards for some more fun activities. I will be reading from 101 Creepy Canadian Jokes around 2:30 pm.

This is a drop-in program; no registration required.


Spooky Literacy Day, Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the McLean Library, Ajax

Children aged 5 to 10 are invited to join volunteers for an afternoon of ghoulish literacy fun from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 22 at the McLean Branch of the Ajax Public Library. 

Come share some Creepy Canadian Jokes with me, read with a partner, write your own spooky story and play literacy games. Prizes and snacks are in store for participants. 

Register for this free program by calling 905-428-8489. The program is presented by the Ajax Public Library in partnership with the Tamil Cultural and Academic Society of Durham Region.