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I wonder what author/actor's B.J. Novak's favourite childhood book was? Great post! (And now we need a companion one about celebrity's who write Children's books.)
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Fantastic post! Lots of great ideas and wonderful memories from TPL staff! Happy Family Day everyone!
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2020 on Family Day 2020 Fun! at New to Canada
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I love that idea! Thank you. And don't forget the appropriate snacks! ;)
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Peanut butter recipe easy to follow. Picture, 1982. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! Now I know that not everyone is going to want to celebrate January 24's "food holiday" because many people have an allergy to peanuts and some just don't like the taste... Continue reading
Thank you for your kind words Jessica.
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Tiny facade: Row house door leads to Paul King's diminutive domicile. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. Halloween Trick or Treating might not be the only reason that you’ll want to knock on someone’s door on Octorber 31. It’s also National Knock Knock Joke Day! Knock Knock Who’s there? Banana. Banana who?... Continue reading
I think that we're lucky to have you blogging for tpl Bill V. :D
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What a great post (and title!). And kudos to Kellie for doing such amazing work!
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Thank you for identifying "The Elephant House" (where you can get a delicious millionaire's shortbread by the way) as the place where Ms. Rowling only wrote part of the series. Despite their claims that it is "the birth place of Harry Potter", according to the "Potter Trail Tour" and other sources, the first two books were actually written in Nicholson's (now Spoon) which was owned by J.K. Rowling's brother-in-law. https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/edinburgh-cafe-s-claim-to-be-true-birthplace-of-harry-potter-1-4487109
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"Cousins Day" may have come and gone (for this year) but any day is a good day to "Create with Maisy" - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2893482&R=2893482 - another great Lucy Cousins's book that I found after this post was published.
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You're welcome! I'm happy to hear that you found another (potentially) great read.
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July 24 is "Cousin's Day", a day where we are encouraged to celebrate the special bond that we have with our cousins... ...but I wrote about that last year. So for this year's celebrations instead of writing more about family members, I'm going to honour a different type of "Cousins"... Continue reading
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Toronto Zoo - September 2018 I LOVE FLAMINGOS!! And if you love flamingos like I do, you probably like to celebrate them in little ways every day: by wearing flamingo clothing, jewelry, or accessories. drinking out of a flamingo glass or mug. using flamingo patterns to decorate your bedroom or... Continue reading
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Spring has officially sprung (at least according to the calendar). So now's the time of year that we start to think about "spring things" such as flowers, rain showers and babies. Not all babies are born in the spring of course, but there's something about this season of "new beginnings"... Continue reading
I love Emma Garcia's delightfully simple and wonderfully colourful Picture Books; I'm so happy to see that she has a new one about musical instruments.
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Pizza Day by Melissa Iwai (Ages 2-6). It's time for another delicious "holiday" – February 9th is National Pizza Day. So many items pop-up when you search for “pizza” in the Toronto Public Library’s catalogue that you might think we celebrate Pizza Day every day (and who wouldn’t want to... Continue reading
Great post! And here's one more (of the many, many great penguin books out there) that would be great for families celebrating Family Literacy Month with Toronto Public Library this January: When Grandad was a Penguin by Morag Hood - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3505280&R=3505280
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Thank you for remembering "Castle" and Richard Castle's popular "Nikki Heat" Series which was featured on the T.V. Show. We also have eBooks of "his" "Derrick Storm" Series - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=richard+castle+storm&N=37910
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Great round-up! Thank you for always helping to keep us in the loop! And Happy (almost) 2019!
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Quiet. Intelligent. Skillful. While these words could be used to describe a library customer they are also the perfect descriptors for another group of people: NINJAS! December 5 is International Ninja Day. It was established by parody site Ninja Burger (which is not necessarily suitable for children) and has now... Continue reading
Hello! Andrea and thank you. I must admit that it was a new discovery for me as well but I am very happy to have found it.
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Image from Toronto Public Library's Digital Archives Hello! World Hello Day is November 21. This year marks the 46th anniversary of a day intended to help us all to find world peace through personal communication. On this day, which was founded by Brian and Michael McCormack in 1973 in response... Continue reading
Wonderful post. Thank you for remembering and for making such a big topic more accessible to children.
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