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Hi Krystyna, Photos from the event will be posted on kids.tpl.ca by the end of this week (November 1, 2019) Thanks! Ray.
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Introducing TPL Kids! We have just released an new version of our children's website. TPL Kids offers kids 6-12 with a space to discover new books, ask questions, share jokes and more. The website is accessible and mobile-friendly. Browse Books by Categories! Has your child ever had difficulty finding funny... Continue reading
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Written By Joanne S. On our Read Indigenous children’s list you will find stories for kids of all ages. From board books for babies to stories for older children, there is a rich and growing body of work by Indigenous authors and illustrators, not to be missed. Preschoolers will love... Continue reading
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Looking for a family friendly activity this Saturday? Book Bash is a celebration of Canadian Children's Literature. In 2018, Book Bash returns to Toronto and will be held at the Harbourfront Centre on Saturday October 20th from 12-4pm. Enjoy a free, fun-filled afternoon of storytelling, music, writing and illustrating workshops... Continue reading
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With the beginning of a new school year, parents/guardians can be found scrambling to get school supplies. However, school supplies is only one consideration when children head to school. Toronto Public Health shares why vision care is an important part of ensuring your child is ready to learn. Guest Blogger:... Continue reading
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Today, the internet is littered with social media “celebrities” acting obnoxiously, trolls, cyberbullies, opinions masquerading as facts, half-truths and outright lies, deepfakes, misinformation and disinformation campaigns, internet scams, disturbing YouTube videos, conspiracy theories and dangerous challenges. Continue reading
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Twenty Years!? It may be hard to believe but it has been 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. It seemed just like yesterday that kids threw down their POGS and devil sticks to discover Harry's latest adventures. While the Harry Potter universe has expanded... Continue reading
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Guest Blogger: Melanie R. June is recognized across Canada as Indigenous History Month. There are a variety of exciting, kid-friendly events across the city this month, including free programming at TPL, celebrating Indigenous arts and cultures in Canada. To help you and your littles gear up for these events, we’ve... Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archives Celebrated annually since the 1990s, Asian Heritage Month is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian backgrounds. For 2018, the theme of the government of Canada’s Asian Heritage Month campaign is “Passing it forward: Culture through... Continue reading
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Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) isn't just for teens and adults. It's also for kids! Continue reading
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Your child begins the day watching and repeating everything he hears on TV. Continue reading
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Photo Courtesy of Toronto Star Archives National Poetry Month Every April, we celebrate National Poetry Month. Since 1999, The League of Canadian Poets have marked the month with a series of events. In past years, the annual celebration has had a special theme, however there is no theme this year;... Continue reading
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Blogger: Eila Thursday March 8th is International Women’s day! To celebrate I’ve put together a booklist to inspire little readers to celebrate strong women of the past and present, and to inspire them to support and become tomorrow’s generation of outspoken women of the future. International Women’s Day (IWD) was... Continue reading
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Photo Courtesy of Toronto Star Archives Preparing for Bathtime. Bathtime can be a struggle for both parents and children. It doesn't matter if your child is 3 months old or 3 years old, some children simply do not like taking a bath. For many parents, a bathtime toy can mean... Continue reading
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Toronto Star Archives As the temperature continues to plummet and we've all started to bundle up, your child wonders where fall has gone. Nasim, a staff librarian, shares some helpful information to help explain the changing of seasons to your child and recommends some delightful titles to share with your... Continue reading
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Your child has been going through your vinyl records. Every night the sounds of Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Jimi Hendrix, The Clash and Depeche Mode waft out of the room. Thrilled that your child has an excellent taste in music, you explore ways to nurture this. Music and Brain Development A... Continue reading
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Today, Toronto Public Library unveils the winning titles for this year’s First and Best List. The list, which has been released annually since 2007, features the year’s best in Canadian books for young children that will foster a love for reading from an early age. Submissions were carefully reviewed by... Continue reading
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National Child Day Every year since 1993, Canada has celebrated National Child Day. This is part of a larger celebration recognizing two United Nations documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (PDF) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the... Continue reading
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It's November and your child is wondering why everyone seems to be sporting a moustache. He expresses his concern that everyone has been replaced, except for his dapper uncle who meticulously maintains his moustache throughout the year. In an effort to alleviate his fears, you decide to explain this sudden... Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Photo Archives. The Costume You and your child have been invited to a friend’s Halloween party. You walk the aisles of your local costume store looking for just the right costume. Does he want to dress as Pennywise to horrify others? Perhaps he wants to... Continue reading
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You've been anxiously waiting for this day since the end of June. They've collected all their TD Summer Reading Club stickers and attended the wrap-up party. Over the summer, their visits to the library have been so frequent, that the library staff now know them on a first name basis. Continue reading
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Photo supplied courtesy of BJ Barone Several years ago, a gorgeous photo captured my attention and that of many others around the world. A beautiful picture celebrating life; a wonderful photo celebrating love. The warmth, tenderness and joy depicted in that photo continues to resonate with me. The photo of... Continue reading
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To honour and celebrate Canada's Indigenous community, I have invited Tara Johnson (Native Child and Family Services) to share some excellent children's books written by Indigenous writers. These titles are great for all ages. Toronto Public Library offers a wide range of materials by and about the indigenous community in... Continue reading
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This week, librarian Grant W. shares his selection of amazing Canadian books for children. Blogger: Grant W. Strap yourself in for this week's list of ten awesome Canadian children's books! The focus of this week is on the difficult challenges our characters face in their journeys, long voyages and their... Continue reading