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Ray
Toronto, Ontario
Books! Rad Books!
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Tomorrow! Wednesday! Live performances of poetry and singing! Celebrate creativity and expression! Art exhibition of drawings, sculpture, paintings and poetry by LGBTQ2S+ youth. Works will be available for purchase. Youth art exhibition is a collaboration between Full Circle Art Therapy and Egale Youth Outreach Drop-In for LGBTQ2S+ youth with support... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Saturday May 14th 1:00-3:00pm Lillian H. Smith Library BOOM! Get your chemistry geek on. Just for teens & young adults, a whole afternoon of interactive chemistry demos and hands-on activities. Amazing! FREE! With professional chemists from Pueblo Science. In lower level Room B/C. Call or stop in to reserve your... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Learn step-by-step how to make the cutest darn sock monkey! Operation Sock Monkey will be coming to Lillian H. Smith Branch (239 College at Spadina) to show teens and young adults how. Crafted sock monkeys will be donated to kids in need, but if you fall in love with it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at TPL Teens
The Youth Advisory Group at Lillian H. Smith branch has created a video you'll like! Over two sessions, we scoured the branch for shooting locations and optimal book domino staircases. It was a blast! There were a few accidental "test runs" that set us back, but we managed to get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at TPL Teens
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Are you a creative writer of fiction, sci-fi, poetry, song, etc? And identify as LGBTQ2S+ under 29 years old? Welcome! Starting February 8th, Writing Our Futures (formerly Pink Ink) is meeting at every Monday at Lillian H. Smith branch from 5-7pm. For more info check out the event listing or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at TPL Teens
Yeepers! Lost Girls sounds haunting. Thanks for your recommendation!
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2014 on Oh the horror! at TPL Teens
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Glad you loved Anna Dressed in Blood! I haven't read the sequel to Miss Peregrine, but it sounds good too! Have you read it? http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2953271&R=2953271 Agreed, Asylum and Sanctum are perfectly creepy!!! http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/search.jsp?Ntt=asylum+madeleine+roux Thanks for your recommendations!
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2014 on Oh the horror! at TPL Teens
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I loved her novel, (You) Set Me On Fire, too! Her (and Jillian's) latest \This One Summer is a good read about lazy summers and coming-of-age confusion about life. Recommend.
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Nevermore! Thank you, Edgar Allan Poe needs to be mentioned! Which title is your favourite?
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2014 on Oh the horror! at TPL Teens
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What's the most horror-rific book you read? Yeah, we want to know! Love this book cover. Can this cover get a blinky-eye GIF, please? Want movies? Check out 20 best horror films on DVD and at the library! Tried and true, Stephen King novels will scare you. I admit, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at TPL Teens
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E-Writer in Residence: Emily Pohl-Weary Starting TODAY is the launch of this year's e-writer in residence. The fabulous Emily Pohl-Weary is in residence. Everything RAD will be happening here, on the library's teen site. If you're a writing teen or writing-curious, submit a piece of your work for feedback. Emily... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at TPL Teens
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A nifty Joseph Cornell Shadowbox Shadowboxes. Love 'em. Here are a whole bunch of shadowboxes on Pinterest. How do you make one? Find a box. Put neat stuff in the box. Like things you find or items that have meaning for you. Put an old picture frame over the box... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at TPL Teens
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Here are highlights of what's happening this week: Public Speaking for Teens Wed Oct 01, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on recurring dates, Fairview Room 1 Robotics Club!! - Fall Session Thu Oct 02, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on recurring dates, Northern District Program Room A ten-week after-school series... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at TPL Teens
Ooh fun! While I do like the Princess Bride, the muppets really get me. I love The Dark Crystal. It's wacky, off-beat, and a little scary (the skeksis). I think they even quote a few frames from The Seventh Seal - the Bergman movie. Yeepers!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2014 on Throwback Thursdays: 80's Cult Classics at TPL Teens
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This week is banned book week. Why read a banned book? Usually they are banned or challenged because of really interesting ideas or content that challenges social constructs - all the more reason to check them out. Blasé they are not! Go on, be a rebel, crack open a banned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at TPL Teens
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Revel in the campy, classic, low-tech effects and classic storylines. It is a delight. These three picks are cult classics for very good reasons. From scary muppets in the Labyrinth (and David Bowie's memorable costume), to the oft repeated line of Indigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, to the freaky... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at TPL Teens
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Latest band to break through theugh the thriving Toronto music scene is Alvvays (vv is pronounced like w). Too cool for this school, it's guarranteed their beats will get you moving. Get their album from the library and check out their website for live shows. Alvvays are two women, three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at TPL Teens
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It's the best, most moving, poetry-ish story collection I've read all year. This collection of poetic short stories in Islands of Decolonial Love is searing, earnest, and moving. The author, Leanne Simpson, has an incredible ear for rhythm and sound - and multiplicitous meaning. Her stories delve into experiences of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at TPL Teens
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“Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” You've got ideas on what needs to change. Be part of making it happen. Turnout Toronto is a civic engagement fair where a variety of local advocacy and civically engaged... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at TPL Teens
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What's On Wednesdays highlights upcoming Toronto Public Library events for teens. Highlights include: Award-winning werewolves and supernatural author Kat Kruger Thurday, September 18th 7:00pm Spadina Road Branch Learn to write creative non-fiction Friday Sept. 19 6:30-8pm Maria A Shchuka Teen Fibre Arts Club Saturday Sept 20th 1pm Thorncliffe Decked out!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at TPL Teens
No, the title and name don't count. Just the content of the story.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2014 on Awkward Times Writing Contest at TPL Teens
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It can be either or both! It could also be a future memoir! Feel free to write what comes to you.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Awkward Times Writing Contest at TPL Teens
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Are you in high school, feeling both excited and scared for life afterwards? Or perhaps you're recently graduated or are in middle school, imagining what lies beyond high school? It's both scary and exciting. Ramsey Beyer's graphic novel, Little Fish, describes all the awkward moments of leaving old friends behind,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at TPL Teens
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More details will be released soon, but register now for Young Voices Conference and secure your spot. The conference is Saturday, October 25th at Toronto Reference Library. This year's line up will include keynote speaker Mike Yerxa and e-writer in residence (rad author) Emily Pohl-Weary. More info to come soon! Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at TPL Teens
While there aren't any contests for ipad minis coming soon, for the fall, do check out Emily Pohl-Weary's e-writer in residence on tpl.ca/teens. She has a terrific line-up of online workshops in store! Before then, sign up for the Young Voices Conference on October 25th! http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/teens/young-voices-conference.html
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