Words of the New Year


Workshop: Teen Writers’ Group

This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your own writing, especially a piece that you may be stuck on. You can share your work with other teens, and even bring copies of your work if you must. If you’re a bit timid the first time around, attend a meeting to get a feel of others’ work and style. The group reconvenes in the New Year, so get your pencils scribing. For ages 13-19.

When: Thursdays, starting January 5, 2012; from 4:30 pm—6:30 pm
Where: North York Central Library: Room 2/3, 5120 Yonge Street

No registration required. Just drop in.

Workshop: Teen Book Club

Avid reader? Then bring your favourite recommendations and discuss them with other teens. For ages 12+, you’ll never run out of new and intriguing novels.

When: Tuesdays, starting January 24, 2012; from 4:00pm—5:00pm
Where: Downsview TPL Branch, 2793 Keele Street

Registration is required: Call (416)-395-5720

Workshop: Colonel Mustard in the Library

If you’ve ever wanted to create and solve your own mystery, but don’t quite know how to begin your investigation, then this is a great time to learn. Detective Constable Wade Knapp from the Toronto Police will discuss real methods used to solve modern day crimes.

When: January 31, 2012; from 7:00 pm—8:00 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant TPL branch, 599 Mt. Pleasant Road

Discretion is advised, as there is some graphic content. Suitable for ages 15+

Workshop: Build Your Own World

Gather round as author Sarah Ellis leads a workshop for younger writers. Specifically geared for ages 9-13, this workshop will allow novice authors to key-in on how to begin their own writing. Sarah Ellis has written fiction, seasonal anthologies, and even books on how to write. It may be months away, but register to assure your spot.

When: February 18, 2012; from 2:00 pm—4:00 pm
Where: Lillian H. Smith TPL branch, 239 College Street.

Registration required: Call (416)-393-7753.

Every Monday Dante Mottillo will post his upcoming event picks of what’s happening in and around the city.