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Teens attend an Alternative Game Controllers program at Malvern Branch Hand Eye Society is a non-profit Toronto organization that supports the development and display of creative/educational video games. They aim to inspire individuals to think outside the box by providing entertaining, interactive and educational programs to the public. They recently... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at TPL Teens
Laura, a high school outreach librarian, works with a student during a Lest We Forget presentation. Every fall librarians from Toronto Public Library visit high schools across Toronto to deliver the Lest We Forget program, where teens are able to dig into primary resources from the First World War and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at TPL Teens
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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at TPL Teens
This summer Toronto Public Library hosted its first ever Hip Hop Architecture Camp. Youth from across the city heard guest speakers and were paired with talented design professionals who volunteered to mentor participants. The camp was designed to introduce under-represented youth to architecture, urban planning, social issues and economic development... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at TPL Teens
"The Toronto Public Library Young Voices Comic Book Artist in Residence program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, working with these creative hard-working and funny teens has been inspiring for me both personally and professionally. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at TPL Teens
Our Top Books We read a lot around here, and the librarians who select books for the library love these ones: One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus – a deliciously tense thriller where everyone has secrets to hide, and reasons not to see them go up on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at TPL Teens
1. Find not-fake information Don't waste your time trying to tell if the stuff you Googled is real or not. The library has online articles that have been published in journals, magazines and newspapers. 2. Learn the stuff you want Heard of yet? Awesome online courses on computer programming,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at TPL Teens
Summer marks a significant change in most students’ lives. To the new graduates, this blog post provides some books for encouragement, inspiration, and celebration as you live your life, no matter what you decide to do or where you decide to go. Your heart beats fast. Your palms are sweaty.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at TPL Teens
"Read Widely, Learn Together, Celebrate Diversity." TPL staff with friends and family march in the 2017 Toronto Pride Parade. Fresh from the Pride Parade on Sunday, TPL Staff have rounded up five of our fave LGTBQ+ reads. Like these? Crushing on others? Share your suggestions in the comments. Girl Mans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at TPL Teens
Thanks for your interest in the program. The best way to find out about opportunities at any specific branch is to contact them directly. The phone number for Forest Hill Branch is: 416-393-7706 The hours and location information for the branch can be found online here:
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Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Teens! Do you need to get your 40 hours? Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you enjoy reading and would like to work with children to help them develop a love of books and stories? Volunteer with Reading Buddies! To join you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at TPL Teens
Everything, Everything, based on Nicola Yoon’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, hits theatres on Friday, May 19, and we have passes to an advance screening on Wednesday May 17 @ 7pm at Scotiabank Theatre. Enter to win passes to the advance screening by following our @tpl.teens Instagram account and tagging... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at TPL Teens
Are you a music aficionado? A absent minded radio listener? Perhaps you're a musician/performer yourself. The library has a few resources that will most likely appeal to many music lovers and musicians. Make Some Noise: Is an after hours concert series of live bands playing in branches of the Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at TPL Teens
One of the most exciting developments at the Malvern Public Library this year is the opening of the Digital Innovation Hub, located within the SPOT at the library. The Digital Innovation Hub opens up a whole new world for teens by giving them access to an incredible variety of tech... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at TPL Teens
Review by Fariha, with "thanks a lot to HBG Canada for providing an ARC to read and review!" Release Date: February 7, 2017 Rating: 3 out of 5 stars A Tragic Kind of Wonderful follows Mel, a 16-year-old who is dealing with bipolar disorder. The novel explores how the mental... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at TPL Teens
No not this We're talking about this February is Personal Finance Month: and it's not just for adults. If you're like me when I was a teenager, the mere thought of anything "financial" makes you yawn. Man do I wish I had known better! Money makes the world go round,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at TPL Teens
Want to know the hottest books of 2016? Well, a lot of great teen books were published in 2016 and we've rounded up the most popular for you. These were the top ten placed on hold at Toronto Public Library this year. These books are in hot demand, so place... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at TPL Teens
Arts and crafts, DJing and a Photoshop creation at a Youth Hub, but that's not all! Teens visiting the Toronto Public Library Youth Hubs have so many good things to say about their experiences, it's hard to know who to quote first! Jasmine really got to the heart of it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at TPL Teens
Update: get the 2019 Red Maple Award and White Pine Award nominated books. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The OLA (Ontario Library Association) announces nominees for the Red Maple and White Pine awards each year. In case you haven’t heard of them before, these two awards are part of the Forest of Reading Awards... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at TPL Teens
Join a group of teens on November 5th for two hours and tell us what you think about the library and our digital services. All participants will receive volunteer hours for participation and transit assistance is available. Your input will help shape how the library serves teens and the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at TPL Teens
This month teens were on hand to hear financial tips from the Toronto Raptors' DeMarre Carroll and receive a free copy of the new Marvel comic, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan, provided by Visa. The comic combines Marvel’s iconic Super Heroes with Visa’s financial literacy expertise on important... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at TPL Teens
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