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September 2011

Mysterious paper sculptures

September 18, 2011 | Erin | Comments (0)

Today, I am not doing the writing. Today I am handing the reigns over to another blog, where they have posted a wonderful story about Edinburgh libraries.

An anonymous customer has been leaving charming and brilliantly executed book sculptures around Edingburgh libraries. You read that right, book sculptures.

Here is the link for your viewing pleasure!


2011 Young Voices Conference

September 16, 2011 | Erin | Comments (2)

The North York Central Library host an annual youth event that focuses on the artistic and creative talents of the youth within the city of Toronto. The Young Voices Conference is organized by the Toronto Public Library with a focus on creating space for youth to get a chance to develop their creative skills and interests in a setting outside of the classroom.

This year the theme of the Young Voices Conference is that of "Genre Blending" and the keynote speaker will be Toronto's own Andrew Pyper. Andrew is the author of such critically acclaimed novels as "Lost Girls", "The Killing Circle" and his most recent novel "The Guardians". Andrew will be kicking off the conference with an address and will also be giving two seminars on creative writing with a focus on the theme of genre blending.

Other workshops include: graphic novels, script writing, visual arts, journalism, non-fiction, and spoken word with an open mic session. Also all involved participants will be leaving that day with an instant anthology of all the work that was created during the conference.

This is an all day event and space is limited so make sure that you pre-register by following this link:    

For youth ages 12-19.

The conference details are:

Saturday, October 15, 2011
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
(North York Centre subway station)

Starting a Business? The Library Can Help!

September 2, 2011 | Andrea | Comments (1)

Got a dream? Got a library card? Here's a chance to turn your business ideas into reality!

If you've ever thought about starting up your own tutoring business, catering company or operating a book-keeping service - or even if you have any long-gestating plans for a Tibetan teashop or a line of jewelry shaped like dinosaur eggs! - you’ll want to attend Thursday’s orientation session for the Business Inc series that is being offered at Cedarbrae and two other locations this fall. 

Business Inc is a nine-week program offered by Toronto Public Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre.



This is a great forum in which you can learn how to prepare a new business plan or update your current one, meet with a professional business advisor, conduct research into your markets, not to mention taking the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs. Upon completion of the program, you'll receive a Business Seminar Series Certificate of Completion from the Toronto Business Development Centre, and also have the chance to apply for a small business loan ranging from $5,000 to $30,000.

Cedarbrae Branch is one of three locations where this series will be offered this fall. The other locations are York Woods Branch and Richview Branch. You must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid Toronto Public Library card in order to participate. The cost is $100 plus HST, as the $700 value of this business incubation program has been generously subsidized by the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Space in the program is limited. Applications will be reviewed for viability of business ideas, demonstrated intent to begin a business within the next 6 months, and attendance at an orientation session.

Learn more at the orientation session at Cedarbrae on Thursday, September 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. Find out how to make your business dreams come true!

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