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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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Thanks for sharing Sally - great pick! And what's one of your favourite words?
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kumquat - any of several small yellow to orange citrus fruits with sweet spongy rind and somewhat acid pulp that are used chiefly for preserves
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The Great Dictionary Caper by Judy Sierra (Ages 6-12) As a lover of words, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that October 16 is Dictionary Day. It's a day when we honour Noah Webster, the creator of the American dictionary, and celebrate the power, practicality, and playfulness of language itself.... Continue reading
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Teddy bear, teddy bear shout "Hooray!" Teddy bear, teddy bear it's your day! September 9th is indeed National Teddy Bear Day but teddy bears are celebrated every day in story and song at Toronto Public Library and all around the world. Teddy Bear - Friend, Felon, or Falling Fellow Always... Continue reading
How can you not want to read a book called "Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans"!?
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What a wonderful post! (And that second photo is the cutest "tie-in" ever!)
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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