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Thursday, 14 March 2019

What’s On – Young Voices, Home and Work & More

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March 12, 2019
Young Voices Magazine
The Time Traveller by Bessa Fan, age 16, from Young Voices 2018.
Get Published in Young Voices Magazine
Released annually, Young Voices is Toronto Public Library’s magazine of writing and visual art by Toronto youth age 12-19. The submission deadline for the 2019 edition is fast approaching! Send us your work by Tuesday, April 2, 2019 for consideration in this years’ magazine. Submissions are accepted online and in all library branches. Contributors selected for publication will be contacted in June.
Young Voices Writing and Art Workshops
Home and Work
Home and Work: Today's Industrial Revolution
We are thrilled to launch a new collaborative series of events, Home and Work, exploring the ways modern industry is changing the way we live in regards to home, labour, transit and leisure. On April 9, hear from journalist and author of the memoir Maid, Stephanie Land, whose passion is giving a voice to the working poor in America. Join us on May 24 for a talk with Alex Rosenblat, technology ethnographer and author of Uberland.
Art Exhibits
Local Artists are Invited to Exhibit in the Library
We are pleased to provide space for art exhibits which reflect the diverse cultural interests of the City and its neighbourhoods. Art Exhibits spaces are included in 16 of our locations across the city.

Artists are invited to submit their work for possible exhibition during the upcoming Art Exhibits season, running September 2019 – August 2020. Deadline for submission is April 5, 2019.
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...You Can Find Book Recommendations for Your Child
Our website for kids 6-12 has recommended reads for every child's taste. Browse our latest fairy tales stories, mysteries, graphic novels and much more. 
Upcoming Programs
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Cardboard Tube Race Cars Craft 
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon making cardboard racing cars and get creative with this craft by personalizing it. All supplies provided. Recommended for ages 6-8.
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More March Break Programs
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Star Talks: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution 
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North York Central Library
Michael Kaufman, international expert on gender equality, talks about his latest book The Time Has Come, which explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surpr...
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More On Civil Society Programs
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Sushi Making for Teens 
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This hands on sushi making class presented by award winning chef Sang Kim from Sushi Making for the Soul is for teenagers aged 13 to 19. Teens will learn about the art of sushi making while learning how to make three differen...
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More Teen Programs
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Jennifer Robson: The Gown 
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North York Central Library
With The Gown, Jennifer Robson takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. The Gown is an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the t...
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More eh List Writers Series
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First-Time Home Buyer's Speakers Panel 
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Drawing on the knowledge of a mortgage specialist, realtor and real estate lawyer, this presentation and discussion will help first-time home buyers find out what they need to know and do to ready themselves to enter the hous...
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More Personal Finance Programs
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The Edge of Your Seat: Writing Scenes of Suspense 
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Using drama and audience participation, author Marina Cohen will teach techniques young writers can use to add tension and suspense to their writing.
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More Sophie's Studio Workshops
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Story Jam 
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library
A day of great family storytelling, with folktales from around the world, national and international guests, and lots of storytelling activities. This drop-in event is presented as part of the 2019 Toronto Storytelling Festiv...
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More Culture Arts & Entertainment Programs
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June Callwood Lecture: Albert Woodfox 
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library
Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit. ...
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