Category Archive – What’s Going On

Unleash Your Story

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Come one, come all! Celebrate teen lit with us at this afterhours, teen only event! Love John Green? We’ll be lending out copies of his brand new book, Turtles all the Way Down – come out and beat the holds queue. Hear from Allan Stratton’s newest book, The way back home. And get some amazing writing tips from Deborah Kerbel, author of Feathered!


Don’t miss out!!

Welcome to the Teen Writers’ Club

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Would you consider yourself to be a young Rowling in the making? Is Shakespeare your guy? Feel at home whenever your pen is on paper, or your fingers on the keys? Check out VPL’s newest club for teens! Our Teen Writers Club is the place where you can write, discuss, and share with like-minded friends. You never know when a new idea from someone else will be just the inspiration you need! It starts at the Civic Centre Resource Library on September 12 at 3:30, and at Pierre Burton Resource Library on September 13 at 3:00pm, and then every other week after that. For ages 13-18, and no registration required.


Can’t wait to get together? You can upload your latest writing project on the WriteIt! Blog, and see what everyone is writing about.


Get Job-Ready, Recent Grads

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Hello my recent grads! With school just around the corner for everyone but you, you’re bound to be thinking about your next steps! NPower Canada is a non-profit organization that provides free industry-certified IT skills training, career development, and life skills support, as well as paid internships and job placement opportunities for underserved youth who have an interest working in technology. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity you’ve been waiting for, check out the application process here! Remember, no prior IT knowledge or skills are necessary. Good luck, and good luck with your futures!

End of Summer Escape Room Party!

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Good bye summer, hello GoPro!

This summer’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge asked the teens of Vaughan to read as much as they could and to complete a new mission each week, such as review a book in 150 characters, or make a video of yourself singing the national anthem! What did you guys think of the missions this year?


As a whole, you guys read 286,889 pages and completed 157 missions! Way to go! All summer long we gave away amazing prizes, but our grand prize winner, Ofrie, received her brand new GoProHero5 camera on August 26 at our End of Summer Escape Room Party. And yes, Ofrie escaped the room!




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Hiya guys!  LAST WEEK OF TSRC STARTS TODAY!  We’re at the finish line so keep reading those books and logging those pages!  Our last two missions are Random Word Poetry and Deciphering Canadian English so pop into your local branch and give ’em a try!  You got this!

And don’t forget to sign up for the party, happening a week today at the Bathurst-Clark branch!  After all your hard work this summer you deserve some partying!  And room escaping!

And for one more book list, how about we keep it short and sweet… with a list of short stories.  See what I did there?  Enjoy!