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Crunch on a carrot! Take a bite of some bok choy! Or nibble on some new potatoes because June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day! Food - Vegetables - Misc by Paul Irish, 1997. Toronto Star Photograph Archives And while you're enjoying a delicious and nutritious plate of produce, why... Continue reading
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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. These are the colours of a rainbow. And they are also some of the colours commonly found in a box of crayons. So go and grab yourselves a box of waxy colours and celebrate Crayon Day on March 31! Wax works by Erin... Continue reading
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Every day is a new day to celebrate. And each one seems to have its own dedicated celebration of something weird and wonderful. February 23 is no exception. It's International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. What better way to celebrate this day than an appreciation post for a little dog named... Continue reading
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In 1946, Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation in Canada simply by sitting down to watch a movie. Seventy-five years later, as the fight against anti-Black racism continues, we remember this strong Black woman not just for what she did but for who she was. Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod... Continue reading
Sometimes you find another great book after the blog post has gone up and so I wanted to also recommend: "Yours in Books" by Julie Falatko - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=yours+in+books+falatko&view=grid&Erp=25
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Spirit Day, which takes place on October 21, 2021, is celebrated every year on the third Thursday in October. It is a day to stand in support with 2SLGBTQ+ youth and to speak out against bullying. With GLAAD leading the way, Spirit Day has become a worldwide campaign supported by... Continue reading
What a charming and lovely post. So nice to get a glimpse into the historic and lyrical past of my favourite place on earth. Well done indeed!
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With thanks to my colleague, here are some specific titles that should help with your request (including links to the titles as they appear on our website): How to Write a Letter : Find the Words for Every Occasion by Shukov, Chelsea (new, on order) https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4120585&R=4120585 Letters to a young writer : some practical and philosophical advice by McCann, Colum https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3522936&R=3522936 How to write it : a complete guide to everything you'll ever write by Lamb, Sandra E. https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2755346&R=2755346 Make it clear : speak and write to persuade and inform by Winston, Patrick Henry https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM4024794&R=4024794 The book of letters; what letters to write for every purpose, business and social, the etiquette of correspondence. by Crowther, Mary Owens. (Reference only) https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM1668501&R=1668501 Happy Letter Writing Day!
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Thank you for your comment. I am more familiar with items in the Children's collection, so I have reached out to another staff member to assist with your query. In the meantime, I can recommend the following search on our website: "Letter Writing" with limits of "Non-Fiction, Adult, English, Letter-Writing" to find materials on the topic -- https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=letter+writing&N=4294952073+37844+20206+4293406102&view=grid&Erp=25.
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According to its official website, World Letter Writing Day was created in 2014 by Richard Simpkin. On September 1 each year, everyone is encouraged to pick up a pen or pencil and some paper and write someone a letter. Dear Dragon by Josh Funk (ages 4-7) With so many ways... Continue reading
I'm packing some tablecloths so we have somewhere to put all of this yummy food!
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I think I'd prefer a side dish of quinoa with radishes and leave the salami on the pizza but I like how your (alphabetically) thinking Diane. :)
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"Orange" you glad I added something new to the basket for a late summer picnic? Can we finish up the last half of the alphabet with P-Z?!
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What an amazing read! Thank you for shining a light (pun intended) on a little known (unless you know) piece of Toronto history.
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I will bring kiwis too (just because I really wanted to choose something for the letter "K"!)
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There is room on our imaginary blanket...I just hope that there is room in our bellies.;)
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Oohh...two at once. Nice!
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Thank you everyone! Our picnic basket is getting full of wonderful things...now who is bringing the fun and... ?
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I'm going on a picnic and I am bringing Avocado toast. What are you B-ringing?
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Grab a basket, a blanket, some food and your sunscreen because June 18 is International Picnic Day! Bicycles, Sandwiches by Climbron P. 1991. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. A picnic can be as simple as taking your sandwich outside to eat on your lunch break, or as extravagant as a giant... Continue reading
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The JUNO Awards put a spotlight on Canadian music and musicians. This year, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary! Raffi Troubadour, 1984. Toronto Star Photograph Archive. Among the honours being awarded will be the Children's Album of the Year. This award, which was previously called "Best Children's Album," is given... Continue reading
Fabulous post! As an ally who is always seeking to learn and grow in myself and in my support, I thank you.
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So nice to hear from a fellow Cabrera fan. :)
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Let's start off how Jane Cabrera might – with a nursery rhyme. One, two. Some books for you. Jane Cabrera must love nursery rhymes and children's songs. She certainly knows how to celebrate them as seen by some of her charming picture books. Of course this British author and illustrator... Continue reading
My hold finally came in and I got to experience this heart-warming book for myself. WOW! Thank you again for the recommendation Jo-Ann.
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