Top 10: High School Survival Tips

March 13, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Youth Advisory Group volunteers at Fairview Branch brainstorm high school survival tips. Teen volunteers in the Fairview Branch Youth Advisory Group have some experience with making the best of high school and are offering their advice about how to get through the challenging parts. Here are their top 10 tips...

Top 10: Favourite March Break Moments

March 5, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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The library is a great place to hang out during March Break. This is Bloor/Gladstone branch. Teen volunteers in the Bloor/Gladstone branch Youth Advisory Group recently reflected on their favourite March Break moments from the past. They've made this list to give you some things to do, look forward to...

Teen Review: Strange the Dreamer

February 25, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Fariha, age 17, Albert Campbell Youth Advisory Group member This duology is nothing short of incredible and finishing it has rendered me speechless. I love high fantasy so much and the world in Strange the Dreamer is truly so different from the others I’ve encountered. I'm in awe...

Top 10: Lawrence and Bathurst Eats

February 7, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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Teen volunteers in the Barbara Frum Youth Advisory Group really know their neighbourhood – and they know good food with great value. They've rounded up their top ten places to go if you're in the area. United Bakers (try the pea soup, fries, massive cookie!). Pizza Hut (a Ledbury Park...

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...