Time, Why Do You Punish Me?
This blog title was inspired by the song, Time by Hootie & the Blowfish from the November 1995 album, Cracked Rear View. For many of us, myself included, the arrival of Daylight Savings Time (DST) evokes a sense of mental anguish similar to the hypnotic lyrics crooned by Darius Rucker as we awaken to start another day.
Last Day of School!! Now What?
This week marks the last day of school for many students in Toronto. Today is also my daughter’s last day of preschool. It was a long, hard fought journey. But we made it! She cried every single day, for the first 2 months. Thankfully, she eventually adjusted and now she...
The Right to Read Anything
"...adults should feel embarrassed about reading literature for children." So wrote Ruth Graham in an article for Slate, which was recently republished in the Toronto Star. The article tries to shame adults who read literature written for young people – not for children, as the quote above indicates, but for...
UFO or Weather Balloon? Choose one.
One summer night in the first week of July in 1947, residents reported witnessing an unidentified flying object (UFO) crash down in the northern outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico. This event was aptly termed, The Roswell Incident. According to military reports, the examination of the crash site concluded that the flying object discovered was, in fact, no more than remnants of a weather balloon.
Ode to the Illustrious Typewriter
June 23rd is National Typewriter Day. Those who worked in office settings or used them at home prior to the 1990s will remember these machines well. Whether they are manual, electric, or electronic, typewriters played a major role in processing information.
Warm Days Ahead. Get Outside!
The winter season gripped us in its long, icy, knobby ... knuckles. The weather is improving and warmer days will soon arrive. Plans for outdoorsy activities await! We have some fun ideas of things to do under the sun. The Society and Recreation Department indulges you to enjoy the sportier side of living.
Author Visit: Darren Shan
Please join us in the library on March 25th from 7-8 P.M. for the British Authors exclusive Toronto visit:
Author Visit: Angela Misri and Natalie Corbett Sampson
Please join us in the library for an author event featuring two authors from Fierce Ink Press, who will be discussing the ins and outs of writing for youth.