150 Years Since the Birth of John McCrae

November 16, 2022 | Katherine McG

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Traditionally, November is a time for remembering. On November 11th, Canadians observe Remembrance Day and pause to think about the sacrifices of war and the fight for freedom. And on November 30th, we can stop once again to remember, for on this day, 150 years ago, the man who wrote...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books November 2022

November 8, 2022 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections! Here are some picture books about friendship and feelings that we are really excited about. These stories show how friendship and creativity can help to manage all kinds of feelings and will be hitting shelves soon....

Spooktacular Reads for Young Readers 2022

October 18, 2022 | Nicol

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Halloween looms around the corner, and so does the promise of frightening tales. In this blog, we explore TPL's collection of scary (and not-so-scary) stories. We also ask: for all the tossing and turning at night, why are many children still drawn to scary things? Horror stories have been sprouting...

New and Noteworthy Picture Books October 2022

October 11, 2022 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some of the latest picture books perfect for the spooky and scary season. Most titles are available in an electronic format. Check out our Halloween booklist for more recommended reads! If Animals Trick or...

Old MacDonald Had a What? A Thank You to Farmers

September 29, 2022 | Katherine McG

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E I E I O! When you saw that string of letters together did you automatically start humming the tune for "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"? It's a song that has been a childhood staple for over a hundred years. And while many of us have sung about "a chick-chick...

The Story of Terry Fox

September 14, 2022 | Eleni

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Every September, Canadians across the country take part in events called the Terry Fox Run. But who was Terry Fox, and why is he such an important person in Canadian history? Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on July 28, 1958. He eventually moved to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia...

National Guide Dog Awareness Month 2022

September 12, 2022 | Melanie L.

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September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month. What a perfect time for celebrating guide dogs, and the amazing work they do! One of the best known guide dogs in history was named Roselle. During the attacks at the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001, Roselle led her handler, Michael...

International Dot Day - September 15

September 12, 2022 | Katherine McG

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At Toronto Public Library, we know a thing or two about how awesome things can start with a dot (just take a look at our logo!). And every year on September 15, the world is invited to celebrate three of them — creativity, courage, and collaboration — on International Dot...

New & Noteworthy Picture Books September 2022

September 2, 2022 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some picture books about friendship and feelings that we are really excited about. These stories show how friendship and creativity can help to manage all kinds of feelings and will be hitting shelves soon....

TD Summer Reading Club: 8 Things To Do Before the End of Summer

August 15, 2022 | Daniel

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The 2022 edition of the TD Summer Reading Club wraps up on September 5. Here's a list of 8 things to do before another summer's in the books: 1. Take a StoryWalk® Stroll around the outside of the library building and enjoy reading Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by...