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Volunteers?

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Hey guys,

Sooo, a little bird told me that the Maple Library has a few openings for teens to volunteer in the Tech Savvy (aka. Beyond the Basics) program.  How this program works is that you – the teen – would be matched with an adult learner to meet with one-on-one and teach them how to use various types of social networking and other ‘new’ online activities (such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube).

techLooks good on a resume and is a fun experience – kinda nice having the tables turned and being the teacher instead of the student! =)

Anywho, if you’re interested, please fill out the application and hand it in at Maple Library.

If this program sounds like something you’d be keen on but you don’t live in or near Maple, this program is also run at Dufferin Clark, Bathurst Clark, Pierre Berton, and Woodbridge Library – so go ahead and talk to your your librarian at one of those other locations.

TOMORROW!!!!!!!

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That’s right – TOMORROW!!!!!  

Teens of Vaughan, you have ONE more day to give us a shout and pre-register for the FREE after-hours movie night at the library!!!

On Friday, May 1st, starting at 6:30pm, both Bathurst Clark and Maple Library will be hosting a private, after-hours showing of Mockingjay pt. 1.
The movie will be projected on our theatre-style screen, and we’ll even provide some (FREE) snacks and drinks – and feel free to bring your own munchies, too!

Space is limited, so you HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER!!!!

To pre-register, you can either come in person to the Information Desk next time you’re at Maple or Bathurst Clark Resource Library
Or Call us at 905-653-7323 (and tell the operator you want to talk to Maple or Bathurst Clark – Information)
Or Email myself or Alexandra with your name, age, and phone number (so we can give you a reminder call)

Mockingjay pt 1

Movie Night!!!

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Heya folks!  For those of you that missed my first post a few days ago, I just wanted to give you a shout out that there is a special, FREE, after-hours movie night that is just for teens coming up!

Let’s use those key words again, shall we?

FREE

MOVIE

TEENS ONLY!!

On Friday, May 1st, starting at 6:30pm, both Bathurst Clark and Maple Library will be hosting a private, after-hours showing of Mockingjay pt. 1.
The movie will be projected on our theatre-style screen, and we’ll even provide some (FREE) snacks and drinks – and feel free to bring your own munchies, too!

As space is limited, you do HAVE TO PRE-REGISTER!!!!

To pre-register, you can either come in person to the Information Desk next time you’re at Maple or Bathurst Clark Resource Library
Or Call us at 905-653-7323 (and tell the operator you want to talk to Maple or Bathurst Clark – Information)
Or Email myself or Alexandra with your name, age, and phone number (so we can give you a reminder call)

Mockingjay pt 1

Sooo, what’s up next?? Jobs?

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Hey guys, how goes the illustrious March Break??  You all having a good time sleeping in?  (and of course, by ‘sleeping in’ I mean staying in bed well into the afternoon….ahhhh, those were the days!!  Le sigh, last time I got to do that I had mono and that was decidedly less than enjoyable.)

Annnywho, yeah!  March Break!!  Huazzah!  And then the bad news – it’s Thursday…meaning it’s almost Friday….meaning it’s almost the weekend – and of course – that means, it’s almost Monday and you got back to school again.  So sad.

Well, chins up!  All that really means is it’s that much closer to summer!!! =D

Annnd, speaking of summer, what are your plans?  Anyone thinking of getting ready for a job?  Either a summer job or something of a more permanent/non-seasonal nature?    I just got a lovely little note in my email today from a friend that there is going to be a student job fair next week Wednesday (March 25) from 3:30-5:30pm.

COSTI, in partnership with Employment Ontario and United Way are hosting the event…instructions are to dress for an interview as they will be done on-site.
Address: 7800 Jane St.
Tel: 905-669-5627 

job fair 2015

Sooooo, yeah.  Want a job?  Seems like a good place to start!! =D

And in the meantime, enjoy the last few days of your lovely break….

A light in the darkness

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A rather melodramatic sounding title, huh??  Well, never mind that.  The point that I as wanting to make was that I all of a very sudden, just 5 minutes ago, had a thought that made me feel much better.  Now, to preface that with a back story so those of you who are all ‘what are you talking about??!?’ can follow along…

For the past couple weeks I’ve been rather down in the dumps, as it were….sad, angry, frustrated….in some ways it looked like I was jumping around through all the different stages of grief (without ever really getting to ‘acceptance’) and I think I may have just reached that last stage today!  That, or I’ve just reached another level of bargaining.  I suppose I won’t know for sure just yet – time will tell!

Anywho, I figured that it might be worthwhile to talk about this here….

I read in the paper today an article about this student helpline that is run in downtown Toronto for university and college students that feel like they’ve reached the end of their rope and are seriously thinking of self-harm or even suicide, or maybe for those who just need someone to talk to because they don’t know what else to do.  The hotline is called Good2Talk, and they have a partnership with the Kids Help Phone.

So why mention this here.  Well, because I want you guys to realize that this site, and the library in general, are a place where you can find information on pretty much anything.  We do keep a good list of links to various organizations that you might find useful on everything from how to understand student funding (like OSAP) to how to find a job, to how to get help in a difficult situation.  Take a look at all the links on the left-hand side of the screen…take a gander at what is under the Life and School headings.  These are sites that we – the staff here at VPL – have searched for and decided were worthwhile and trustworthy.

And, on a different note – a lot of people don’t know or realize this, but ANYONE is allowed to actually write and post stuff here on the blog. It doesn’t have to be just the Teen Book Reviews, and it doesn’t have to just be the librarians and other VPL staff who post things.  If you’ve found something really cool that you want to share, or if you think/feel that there’s a topic or something that should be brought up and talked about, by all means, go for it!

stuff sucksWhen you register for the Vortex, you create a username – it’s your choice what you want to call yourself (alas, we do require that it stays clean =P), but you can have as much or as little anonymity as you’d like.  The posts do have to get approved by myself or another VPL staff, but basically that’s just saying that we have to keep the language clean, and just send me an email (or any other staff member you know) to let us know that there’s a post waiting to be approved and we’ll get that posted.

So, yeah.  Sometimes things really suck…like really, really suck.  I guess, the thing is that we just have to keep trying to find that thing – whatever it is – that helps us get through it.