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Navigating the News: for Parents and Adolescents

Live Online Event

Fake or fact? Participants in this workshop will be invited to consider how they find and access information, and how they can support their teens in navigating complex digital environments.

If you’re a parent of an adolescent you’re likely concerned with the amount of the amount of material/misinformation your child encounters daily, particularly online.  How can you help them learn to separate facts from fake news?  Do they know how to find reliable information on topics that matter to them?  How can you support them while they make sense of what they learn?

Our presenters -- Claire Ahn from Queen’s University and Natalia Balyasnikova from York University, each an assistant professor in their respective faculties of education -- will help you tackle these questions.

This online presentation will be held on Zoom.  Registrants will be emailed the link immediately upon registration.  (Please check your Junk and Spam folders right away if you don't see the confirmation email and link in your Inbox, then adjust your settings to make sure emails from KFPL aren't blocked.  You can also access event links by scrolling over the calendar icon at the top of the main page of our website and signing in to My Events.)

Participants will need to download the latest version of Zoom in advance to the device they’ll be using during the presentation.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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In the Community


Hours


About the branch

KFPL often has events and program "in the community," outside of the library branches. Look in the description of the program for more information about where it is located.

Upcoming events

Mon, Nov 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom A
3rd TAG TAG meeting of 2021-22

Tue, Nov 30, All day
For ages 3 and up. Learn French words through story, song or rhyme in these short videos.Register

Tue, Nov 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Best for under 3 years. Dress for the outdoors, and meet us at Lake Ontario Park for a socialization walk with other parents/caregivers. We will stroll and sing some favourite tunes!
This event is full

Tue, Nov 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom B
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

Tue, Nov 30, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
Wealth advisor Laura Southall shows how women can make smart decisions about money for themselves and their families. The last of four talks, to take you from the basics to retirement, and beyond.

Wed, Dec 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom A
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Wed, Dec 01, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom A
Dazzle your family and friends this holiday season with the gift of music! Join fellow ukulele lovers over Zoom the evening of December 1 to learn some beginner-friendly seasonal tunes.

Thu, Dec 02, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom A
For adults and teens aged 12 and older. This half-hour, six-week beginner ukulele workshop series will teach the basic anatomy of the ukulele, plus chords, strumming, and songs.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 02, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 04, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Tue, Dec 07, All day
For ages 3 and up. Learn French words through story, song or rhyme in these short videos.Register

Tue, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Best for under 3 years. Dress for the outdoors, and meet us at Lake Ontario Park for a socialization walk with other parents/caregivers. We will stroll and sing some favourite tunes!

Tue, Dec 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom B
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

Tue, Dec 07, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom A
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Wed, Dec 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Zoom A
Do you want to learn to make Indigenous fry bread? Now is your chance, with this live online cooking session!

Wed, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom A
Make a terrarium from the comfort of home with our adult take-home kit and Zoom instruction
This event is full

Thu, Dec 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom A
Write On continues online through Zoom. Jean Rae Baxter hosts a monthly meeting of area writers 18 and older. Share your work and exchange constructive criticism and helpful suggestions. Limited space
Registration opens Saturday, December 4 2021 at 9:00am

Thu, Dec 09, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom A
For adults and teens aged 12 and older. This half-hour, six-week beginner ukulele workshop series will teach the basic anatomy of the ukulele, plus chords, strumming, and songs.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 09, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Mon, Dec 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
Floods and forest fires, drought and heat waves: they’re happening more often and there seem to be so many conflicting opinions. How can we tell what’s factual and what’s fake news?
Registration opens Saturday, December 4 2021 at 9:00am

Tue, Dec 14, All day
For ages 3 and up. Learn French words through story, song or rhyme in these short videos.Register

Tue, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Best for under 3 years. Dress for the outdoors, and meet us at Lake Ontario Park for a socialization walk with other parents/caregivers. We will stroll and sing some favourite tunes!

Tue, Dec 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom B
For ages 3 and under. Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words.

Tue, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Zoom B
KFPL is looking for six poets interested in an hour-long one-on-one online mentorship session this December with Poet Laureate Jason Heroux.
This event is full

Wed, Dec 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Zoom A
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Wed, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom B
Book Chat is a monthly online discussion mixer for new adults and adults who like to read.

Thu, Dec 16, All day
Recevez une vidéo de L’heure du conte en français à chaque mois! Ce programme présente des histoires racontées de vive voix, accompagnées de chansons, de comptines, et d’activités! Register

Thu, Dec 16, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Zoom A
For adults and teens aged 12 and older. This half-hour, six-week beginner ukulele workshop series will teach the basic anatomy of the ukulele, plus chords, strumming, and songs.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Zoom B
Floods and forest fires, drought and heat waves: they’re happening more often and there seem to be so many conflicting opinions. How can we tell what’s factual and what’s fake news?
Registration opens Saturday, December 4 2021 at 9:00am

Mon, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Zoom A
Fourth TAG meeting of 2021-22