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Careers in the Visual Arts

Do you want to spend your life making art, but don't know how to make it pay? Come meet a stacked line-up of professionals who have built careers in the arts. You'll have the chance to hear from the photo editor from Maclean's magazine, a TV animator, a TV set designer, a freelance illustrator and OCAD staff who guide emerging artists' careers. Ages 13-24.

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Black History Month

Toronto Public Library celebrates Black History with a collection of programs and special events that honour Black heritage, and consider the historical significance and contemporary contributions of Black activists and artists from around the world. Check out programs and events at branches across the city.

Performer at a Poetry Saved Our Lives event

TPL TEENS BLOG

Meet the Coaches: Poetry Saved Our Lives

Poetry Saved Our Lives is back at eight branches this January. These hands-on workshops provide an amazing opportunity to work directly with a coach to develop your writing, poetry or stories, so we recently caught up with the coaches to ask a few questions.

Performer at a Poetry Saved Our Lives event

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The List: Great Reads for Youth

We've selected these 100 fantastic books to make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow. Find your next great read, watch a video review, like your favourites and see the most liked books on The List.

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Youth Hubs

Youth Hubs run in the library after school as a safe space for all youth. You can spend your time doing homework with tutors, hanging out, playing board or video games, and participating in events, programs and workshops. Youth Hubs also have laptops, cameras, green screens, Arduino kits and DJ equipment.

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"It's Not Just One Thing": Youth Services at Toronto Public Library

This video was created by James Malekzadeh, a young filmmaker, and highlights youth services at the Library. Made possible through a partnership with the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and City of Toronto divisions.

Image: Arden, Youth Advisory Group participant