Teen Review: everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

December 4, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Naomi Monower, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group At first glance, everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too may confuse you, with the incorrect spelling and the childish drawings. However, once you truly decipher this novel it’s quite amazing. This book is about an alien named...

Teen Review: The Remedy

November 30, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Olivia, age 14 The Remedy is a book with a deeply interesting concept. It will make you think about what it would be like to be in that very situation. The remedy is not a book to take lightly, nor are the other books written by Suzanne Young...

Five Ways the Library Can Help You with Homework

November 2, 2017 | Debbie

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1. Find not-fake information Don't waste your time trying to tell if the stuff you Googled is real or not. The library has online articles that have been published in journals, magazines and newspapers. 2. Learn the stuff you want Heard of Lynda.com yet? Awesome online courses on computer programming,...

Staff Picks: Girl in a Bad Place

October 31, 2017 | Amanda

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Best friends Mailee and Cara’s closeness is put to the test in this gritty novel about the bonds of friendship and the power of the unknown. After Cara’s sister dies, she becomes consumed with grief and soon after decides to devote herself to Firehorse, the leader of the small commune...

Teen Review: End of Days

October 20, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sneha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group In the year 1979, a satellite was sent to space. It went out of our solar system, but no one payed attention. Thirty-three years later, in 2012, someone was listening to the recordings that the satellite sent back. It was...

Teen Review: Dawn to Dark

October 18, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sneha, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Pictures and photography are my kind of thing. I just love how a moment becomes so precious when it is captured because it can be reviewed in the future to bring back the wonderful memories. Capturing nature is the most...

Poetry Saved Our Lives

October 17, 2017 | Claire A

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"It's gotten me to come out of my shell and it's gotten me to write more. It’s a fun experience overall. The people there are uplifting and supportive." -Dorian, on Poetry Saved Our Lives Come out and work with some of the finest young poets our city has to offer...

Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

October 4, 2017 | Ken Sparling

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YOUNG VOICES WRITER CONFERENCE Saturday, October 28 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northern District Library (steps from Yonge/Eglinton subway station) for Toronto writers aged 12 to 19 Get FREE tickets now! Get motivated at a full day of workshops led by professionals. Learn new skills, check out an open mic,...

Illustrator in Residence Ashley Barron Takes You Down the Road to Becoming an Artist

September 27, 2017 | Ken Sparling

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Guest Post by Illustrator in Residence Ashley Barron Artist Ashley Barron is the library's 2017 Illustrator in Residence, based out of Northern District Branch during October. Renowned for her delightful paper collage work, Ashley graduated from OCAD University in 2007 and has since illustrated a number of children's books, including...

Comic Artist Tory Woollcott Helps Teens Make Their Own Comics

September 24, 2017 | Cameron

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Guest post by Young Voices Comic Artist in Residence Tory Woollcott Hi there! Do you love comics in all their wonderful forms? Manga, graphic books, superhero comics, webcomics and more? Do you want to create your own? Good! Me too!! I’m Tory Woollcott and I’m the first Young Voices Comic...