Digitize Your Memories in Time for the Holidays

December 1, 2017 | Dawn

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The holidays are a time for memories, sharing and family, so why not scan some of those precious family photos and send them to family via email, share them online or even have custom photobooks printed as gifts. You may be wondering – how do I get my pictures from...

Black Code Returns to Your Library – Just in Time...

November 23, 2017 | Jonathon Hodge

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It's been some months since we hosted the Toronto-made expose of the Internet, a short documentary named Black Code. The film is inspired by the book of the same name, and the work of its author, Ronald Deibert, the director of local think tank, Citizen Lab. At that time, we...

Celebrate a Year of Digital Privacy at Toronto Public Library!

November 10, 2017 | Jonathon Hodge

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It was one year ago that two monumental events shook the ground beneath our feet: In America, a new President ushered in an uncertain and tumultuous period. And closer to home, the library launched its Digital Privacy Initiative! Two events that, while not equal in scale and scope, nonetheless changed...

Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Needed (That You Can 3D Print)

October 25, 2017 | Lina

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Did you know you can use the 3D printer at any of our six Digital Innovation Hubs across the city? After attending a free one-hour 3D Printer Certification class, you can book one of the multiple 3D printers available at the Digital Innovation Hubs for a small fee. Often we...

Toronto Public Library Innovator in Residence Program Is Back!

October 12, 2017 | Ted

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For this year's Innovator in Residence program, we are happy to welcome back three of our previous Innovators: Derek Quenneville (Game Design and 3D printing), Elli Raynai (Virtual Reality Filmmaking) and Yifat Shaik (3D and game design). They join us to celebrate the new Digital Innovation Hub locations which opened...

Five Tech Trends at TAVES Consumer Electronics Show

October 11, 2017 | Ab. Velasco

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Library staff will showcase and answer questions about technologies available through our Digital Innovation Hubs and Pop-Up Learning Labs. Toronto Public Library staff are exhibiting at this year’s TAVES Consumer Electronics Show, taking place October 13 to 15 at Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke. Staff will showcase and answer questions...

Reelworld Film Festival at the Library

October 10, 2017 | Ted

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The Reelworld Film Festival showcases Canadian and International films that explore some of the most current and pressing social issues facing the world. This year, the Festival has partnered with the Toronto Public Library to deliver an expanded program of events. Reelworld 2017 Trailer Please join us on Friday, October...

New Adobe Premiere Classes

October 5, 2017 | Greg Astill

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I'm very excited to announce that the library is offering Adobe Premiere classes. We are continuing to develop new classes introducing you to programs that are part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Image courtesy of https://blogs.adobe.com Adobe Premiere is the industry-leading video editing software. With this powerful tool, you can...

Preparing for Programming: Seven Misconceptions About Learning Computer Programming

September 7, 2017 | Lina

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An openness to learning is the most important skill a computer programmer must have. Whether it's a kid on a summer day learning Scratch, or an adult experimenting with an Arduino after work, success as a programmer is really just finding a new thing, big or small, and devoting a...

Do You Know Arduino?

August 31, 2017 | Lina

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At the Fort York Digital Innovation Hub, resident technicians James Topping and Alex Lai offer a variety of courses that meet the needs of the maker community. A popular course at the library, and especially at the Fort York branch, is the Intro to Arduino. Arduino is a microcontroller that...