Meet the Coaches: Poetry Saved Our Lives

January 16, 2019 | Debbie

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Poetry Saved Our Lives (PSOL) is back at eight Toronto Public Library branches this January. These hands-on workshops provide an amazing opportunity to work directly with a coach to develop your writing, poetry or stories, so we recently caught up with the coaches to ask a few questions. Participants at...

It Happened Here: Silk Screening

December 17, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Youth Advisory Group volunteers Zahra and Rumaisa Branch: Lilian H. Smith Name of the program: Silk Screening Presenter: Kingi An artist named Kingi came and taught us to silkscreen different type of fabrics and clothes. It’s a very easy process with various steps. Draw something of your liking,...

Homework Help: Searching Beyond Google

November 30, 2018 | Yoojin

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Most students begin their research on Google. We all love to Google. Using Google or a similar search engine can provide quick and easy access to information. However, Google alone is not enough when it comes to research. Much of the information retrieved with a Google search has not been...

#ReadIndigenousTO: Graphic Novels

November 7, 2018 | Janet

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Indigenous graphic novels, anthologies and collections from prominent Indigenous artists and authors from across North America are telling stories of diversity and tradition in new ways. Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2 out now!) is the best-selling title by AH! Publishing ever, and its popularity is leading the way...

Teen Review: How to Choose a Good Book

October 22, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Samir, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group Choosing books is a beneficial skill in many ways. Not only does it help you choose a good entertaining book, it is also useful for students doing research. In this blog entry, I will share a few of the techniques...

Teen Review: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Helen L, 15, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group I really enjoyed reading this book. Some of the dialogues between characters were genuine and entertaining, and the characters' personalities are distinctive. Sometimes I feel they are not just the characters in the author's mind but the people...

Teen Review: Super by Jennifer Cheng

October 20, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan K, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Homework Help: Referencing, Citations and Bibliographies

October 17, 2018 | Laura

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Research and building research skills is one of the biggest new areas when you enter high school. Last month this blog touched on issues related to plagiarism and in this post we'll expand on that into exactly how to avoid plagiarizing from the sources you use in your research. While...

Teen Review: Super by Matthew Cody

October 14, 2018 | Teen Blogger

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Review by: Ryan Khandaker, 14, member of Leaside branch Youth Advisory Group. After everyone in her family became supers, Bell is expected by everyone to become a Super of her own. When Bell fails to become a Super on recruitment Day, Bell is discouraged that she would not get powers....

Find Your Voice at the Library: Poetry Saved Our Lives

October 5, 2018 | Debbie

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Poetry Saved Our Lives is back at ten Toronto Public Library branches starting the first week of October. These hands-on workshops provide an amazing opportunity to work directly with a coach to develop your writing, poetry or stories. You’ll then have a chance to perform your work in front of...