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Thank you John P. It's wonderful that we can celebrate and explore the history behind the CNE in so many ways here at Toronto Public Library and that we have the opportunity to in turn share this exploration with our patrons.
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That's a fair point Victoria. Hopefully an equitable resolution will come soon so that everyone can enjoy the fun and, more importantly, the situation can be fairly resolved.
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The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) has been a Toronto tradition for 140 years and a personal tradition of mine for my whole life. (I even had the privilege of being the CNE's "First Family" ten years ago after winning a contest run by a local radio station.) If like me... Continue reading
I love "Counting on Katherine" (no, not just because of her name!) because it reads like a Picture Book and makes the story of such an important person and her place in history accessible to younger children.
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Summer is usually the time of year for family reunions and trips to see relatives who live far away. It's also often when cousins have the chance to spend more time together which is probably one of the reasons why we celebrate Cousins Day every July. A cousin can be... Continue reading
I love "Giraffes Can't Dance" too! Great post Jennifer...definitely one worth singing about!
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Thanks! "The Napping House" is a classic and goes great with the rhyme "1 2 3 Doggie's Got a Flea".
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Thank you Andrea. "Tea with Grandpa" is one of my favourites too!
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June is Seniors' Month. (Now your initial thoughts might be that this post has been added to the wrong Toronto Public Library blog, but please be assured that it has not.) Seniors play very important roles in the lives of all children. Inter-generational interactions should be encouraged and are beneficial... Continue reading
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International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29. One of its goals is "to share the joy of dance with others" and I can't think of a better way to do that than to put my "write" hand in and turn out a post about every child's favourite... Continue reading
Love everything about this post...and the show!
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2018 on Kim's Convenience in the Stacks at New to Canada
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Every March 20th, we celebrate the International Day of Happiness...now and forever. And unlike some of the year's sillier days of celebration ("Napping Day" anyone?), this day has been sanctioned by no less than the United Nations (UN Resolution 66/281: International Day of Happiness) which declared that: “The International Day... Continue reading
Great post! I loved reading not only about these two beloved authors but how their books have played such a wonderful role in your family's literary life.
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Who has one long tail, one small nose, and wants to celebrate Valentine's Day with you? This guy... And so do some of his friends... Valentine Mice! By Bethany Roberts Ages 2 - 5 The little mouse family are in a big hurry because they have so many Valentines to... Continue reading
Thank you Jennifer K. I hope that you enjoy them and have a great Story Time!
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Everybody could use a hug now and then... ...so in celebration of National Hugging Day, which took place on January 21, here are some books about hugs that you can borrow for free at your local Toronto Public Library. I Hug by David McPhail (Ages 3-5) I'm Going to Give... Continue reading
Thank you for your kind words Muriel. I'm sure that your Christmas cake is made even sweeter by the memories it brings with it each time you make it.
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'Tis the season for some people to celebrate winter holidays such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and, if they're like me, Christmas. These special times, like all celebrations, are full of wonderful traditions -- those things that we do year after year as a way of connecting the past to the present... Continue reading
What a great post! And don't forget about all of the stories that are similar to "The Gingerbread Man" but have other foods that run away like "The Runaway Tortilla" by Eric A. Kimmel, "The Matzo Ball Boy" by Rosanne Litzinger, and "The Runaway Rice Cake" by Ying Chang Compestine.
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"The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws..." Continue reading
I'm glad that I "spotted" this post! :)
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I was so looking forward to this exhibit (and still am!) and now I am excited to hear about all of the events that are happening in association with it. #IAmCanada...and you are too! :D
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