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The teens at Toronto Public Library are busy! One of our teen library users has researched and produced a documentary about Red Eared Sliders and is sharing it here. The Neglected Red Eared Sliders, they're gentle, kind, clever, beautiful, but neglected. Sadly, turtles are the most abandoned pet in North... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Alissa, Runnymede Branch Youth Advisory Group member Halloween is a great time of the year where you get to dress up and pretend to be someone else, plus you even get candy. But the amount of time I personally spend scrambling to come up with costumes before the big... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at TPL Teens
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by Editorial Youth Advisory Group member Alice Cheng Some consider it the adventure of a lifetime, while others will say it’s not worth the distance and money. In the end, is pursuing an undergraduate degree overseas really worth it? Be it Harvard or Stanford, MIT or Caltech, there are few... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Arianne, Leah and Nicole Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members Summer is almost over but if you are bored here is a list of what to do: Read a book Go to the library Download ebooks Sign up for activities at the library Volunteer Do chores Join a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Tyler, Mitchell & Liyue Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members Smash Bros is a game franchise that has brought family and friends together over a series of almost 20 years; from the retro N64, all the way to Nintendo's newest addition, the Wii U. But just how well... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Alexander & Justin Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members There are many fun and amazing things to do in Toronto. Some of things that you can do in Toronto are: You can visit to CN Tower and get a better view of Toronto from above. If you're an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Nicole Maria A. Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Member You've never read a book that made you smile, drove you crazy and made you believe in the word 'LOVE'. Lara Jean is a typical teenager who had this fake relationship with Peter Kavinsky, a heartthrob. Unexpectedly, Lara Jean didn't expect... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By: Arden and Joanna Maria A Shchuka Youth Advisory Group Members Genre: Horror/ Thriller Plot The main characters of Conjuring 2 are a couple who are demonologists. It begins with the couple having flashbacks. The house is haunted and it was centered around a little girl. Is she telling the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at TPL Teens
Written by Kevin, member of the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source creativecommons.org) Starring one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, the fifth installment of the Bourne series will surely strike gold at the box office. Matt Damon once again stars as the character of Jason Bourne, a man... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at TPL Teens
Written by Kevin, member fo the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source creativecommons.org) On May the 6th of this year, one of the most anticipated movies got released. Captain America: Civil War was that movie and man, did it live up to our expectations! Let's JUST say that Civil War... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at TPL Teens
Written by Thushanthan. K, member of the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (source tpl.ca) In the novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, the mockingbird can be represented as a symbol of innocence. Scout symbolizes innocence due to her childlike questions and responses to the good and bad around her, and her... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 11, 2016 at TPL Teens
Written by Lola, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group Free Flicks at Harbourfront (Source: creativecommons.org) What is a better way to unwind from a long day than to watch one of your favourite movies? Watch a free classic movie every Wednesday evening between 8:30 and 9:00 pm at Harbourfront.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at TPL Teens
Written by Lola, member of Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group (Source: torontopubliclibrary.ca) The Romeo and Juliet movie version I watched was made in 2013. The setting was in Verona, because in the play written by Shakespeare, he decided Verona would be the perfect place for this story. Some of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at TPL Teens
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by Cathy, Northern District YAG member During summer holidays, if you are struggling about where to go, then I have a place for you - Humber Bay Park. It is located in Etobicoke. You may say that it's pretty far away, but! There are a lot of parking spaces if... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Olivia, from Northern District's YAG, is here to teach you something about drawing. Take it away, Olivia! Learn how to draw in just 2 steps Just follow these simple instructions... Step 1:draw some random shape Step 2: Finish the rest of the drawing *This is not a serious tutorial because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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by Riane, Northern District YAG It's the summer, and while everyone else is heading to their cottage, I'm stuck in summer school. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's taking summer school and no, I am not taking summer school because I have to, I'm taking it because I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Tahsin, member of Dufferin/St.Clair Branch Youth Advisory Group Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Reviewed by Tahsin, member of Dufferin/St.Clair Branch Youth Advisory Group Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Robert, a TPL Youth Advisory Group member Photo by Paul Gierszewski Note: Robert, a TPL volunteer is travelling in the far north and sharing a blog series about his experience with the Students on Ice Arctic Expedition. From the wonder of the Torngat Mountains, Robert sends this poem. July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at TPL Teens
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By Robert, a TPL Youth Advisory Group member Note:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at TPL Teens
Recently I watched The Conjuring 2 with some friends of mine. Directed by James Wan, the movie is based on a true event that happened to a family in Enfield, England in the late 70's. While it was happening, nobody really knew the solution to it. It had many people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Hey guys, do you know when the deadlines are for your applications to university? Your answer might be: "Oh, it starts at the end of the semester." However, that is not the case, my friends. Are you aware that initial applications for universities start in late September/ early October? Therefore,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Everyone says this but, don't procrastinate! It's very hard to stay organized throughout the years but it is very important to do so because it will make things easier for you. Below are some tips that should help you survive the four grueling years of high school! Make sure that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Table Tennis is an extremely fun and enjoyable game. In this century, it is not only a sport that people just play in their leisure, but Table Tennis has become an Olympic sport. There are many reasons why I loved to play Table Tennis from an early age onward and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at TPL Teens
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High school life is a roller coaster. You can sometimes have great experiences and enjoy them or be scared to death and question your life decisions. It's also the time where you feel lost and doubt yourself immensely. Many people don' know what their futures hold. Consequently, they struggle to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at TPL Teens