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...

Contest: Passes to the Advance Screening of Everything, Everything

May 11, 2017 | Debbie

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Everything, Everything, based on Nicola Yoon’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, hits theatres on Friday, May 19, and we have passes to an advance screening on Wednesday May 17 @ 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre. Enter to win passes to the advance screening by following our @tpl.teens Instagram account and tagging...


December 28, 2016 | Youth Advisory Group

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By Hannah, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member You don't know what to do this holiday? You don't want to go out in this weather? Too lazy to read a book? The best thing to do is stay home and watch movies - let this post help you decide what...

Teen Game Review : Overcooked

September 3, 2016 | Christine

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Review by Chelsea, age 12 Overcooked by Ghost Town Games is a fun, cooperative game for your and your friends! It involves a great amount of teamwork, quick thinking, and of course, cooking. Can you master the art of cooking and save your city by feeding the meatball beast? The...

What to Do with Your Last Days of Summer Break

By Alissa, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member photo credit: Great Beyond on a CC license It is no secret to anyone at this point that school is coming. In fact, school is coming fast! The final days before school should be savoured, enjoyed, and it's a time to get...

Weekly Program Roundup August 29 - September 3

August 28, 2016 | stephen

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Time to spice up our last week of summer programming with some music and dancing! Check out what's on this week at the library: Zumba for Teens Tuesday August 30, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Malvern Funky Latin rhythms mixed with easy to follow moves create a...

Attractions in Toronto

By: Alexander & Justin Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members There are many fun and amazing things to do in Toronto. Some of things that you can do in Toronto are: You can visit to CN Tower and get a better view of Toronto from above. If you're an...

Movie Review: Captain America Civil War

Written by Kevin, member fo the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source creativecommons.org) On May the 6th of this year, one of the most anticipated movies got released. Captain America: Civil War was that movie and man, did it live up to our expectations! Let's JUST say that Civil War...

Movie Review: Romeo & Juliet

Written by Lola, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (Source: torontopubliclibrary.ca) The Romeo and Juliet movie version I watched was made in 2013. The setting was in Verona, because in the play written by Shakespeare, he decided Verona would be the perfect place for this story. Some of the...

What's On @ the Library - August 8-13th

August 8, 2016 | Monica

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Check out all the cool things happening at the Toronto Public Library this week, from the art of filmmaking to designing your very own video game! 1. Maker Monday: Book Vault at Bloor Gladstone Turn an old book into a place to hide your valuables. 2. Film In A Day...

Our Fave Toronto Spots

August 5, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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The Northern District YAG tells you what you shouldn't miss in the city this summer. The Distillery District - I really love all of the little shops, and SOMA (chocolate) in particular! (Julia) A cool place to go is karting, it's a pretty fun place to go and a great...

Video Game Review: Black Ops 3

August 4, 2016 | Alice

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Review by Shane Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is another successful game made by Treyarch and Activition (Game developers who make Call of duty games). It is a first person shooter game.This game was released on November 6th, 2015 on platforms such as Ps4, Ps3, Xbox360, Xbox one and...

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

August 4, 2016 | YAG Facilitator

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Post by Connor, Northern District The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program created by Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the 1950s. The award is intended to motivate young people to improve themselves in mind, body, and soul, by learning a skill, participating in physical activity, and providing...

What's On @ the Library : August 1 - 7

August 1, 2016 | Christine

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Happy Simcoe Day, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your August long weekend, and doing lots of fun stuff with your friends. Speaking of fun, here is a list of some more great programs happening at the Toronto Public Library this week:

Marilyn Manson and Slipknot Concert Review

By Alissa, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, I had the pleasure to see Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and their opener, Of Mice & Men, live at the Air Canada Centre. I have never seen any of these bands live before but expected an amazing show....

5 Seconds of Summer Concert Review

By Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member, Alissa On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, I saw 5 Seconds of Summer live for the third time. For this tour, Sounds Live Feels Live, they brought along Hey Violet and One Ok Rock. They performed at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Last year, 5 Seconds...

FAIRY TAIL : Anime Review

July 23, 2016 | Christine

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By Alvira Anime is NOT a cartoon!!!! It's a separate piece of work...just like books or movies. Just wanted to get that cleared. And the anime I would recommend would be FAIRY TAIL. It is the best anime to ever exist. It had me hooked from beginning to end, it's...

Make It Rain Confetti: Panic! at the Disco and Weezer Tour 2016

By Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member, Alissa On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, I had the pleasure to see Panic! At The Disco, Weezer, and Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness live at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. I had the opportunity to see Panic! At The Disco live last year for...

song dong at the AGO

Artwork by Editorial Youth Advisory Group member Wenting Li The AGO (art gallery of ontario) is free wednesday evenings 6-9 pm & free after 3 pm (tuesday - friday) with a valid ontario high school ID. communal courtyard (song dong) is on display until july 17. Check out more of...

Giving and Getting Concussions

When playing contact sports there is always the factor that you can obtain a major or minor concussion. Now at first it may seem very difficult to cope with a concussion because there is not much to do and all you can do is rest. Now of my three years...

What's on at the Library -- June 27 - July 3

June 30, 2016 | Christine

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Hi everyone! Happy early Canada Day! I hope you're all enjoying your summer vacations so far. :) Here are some more great programs for youth that you can take advantage of this summer at your local branch of the Toronto Public Library this coming long weekend: 3D Printer Certification --...

Your Bookmark Here: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

June 21, 2016 | Claire A

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Lady Jane Grey was the Queen of England for 9 short days (before she was dethroned and lost her head- literally). You might have heard of her and you might not have but one thing for sure is that you've never heard her story told quite like this. My Lady...

Your Bookmark Here: Unrivaled: A Beautiful Idols Novel by Alyson Noel

May 10, 2016 | Claire A

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Layla Harrison longs to leave her California life behind and head to New York City for journalism school. Aster Amirpour dreams of fame and fortune and will do anything to get it. Tommy Phillips grew up in a small town and has high hopes of making it big in LA....

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

February 27, 2016 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Shane, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is indeed the best Naruto game that has ever been released. It is the last of the storm series and it did have the best ending in my opinion. Since the anime is being...

Celebrity Instagram Photos of the Week

December 9, 2015 | Claire A

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