Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Library

May 18, 2018 | Danya

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In 2002, the Canadian government declared May as Asian Heritage Month. During this month, Canadians are encouraged to learn about the history and accomplishments of Asian Canadians. From the likes of award-winning actress Sandra Oh, to world renowned environmentalist David Suzuki, to critically acclaimed author Shyam Selvadurai, Asian Canadians have...

Chag Sameach! It's Tikkun Leil Shavuot

May 16, 2018 | Suzanne

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Chag Sameach! This Saturday marks the celebration of Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a Jewish cultural festival celebrating the festival of Shauvot. The springtime holiday of Shavuot commemorates the moment that the ancient Israelites received the Torah at Mount Sinai. In anticipation of the revelation, members of the Jewish community who observe...

Fourth Toronto Newcomer Day

May 11, 2018 | Elsa

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On May 29, the fourth annual Toronto Newcomer Day will take place at Nathan Phillips Square. This annual celebration started in 2015 and Toronto Public Library has been participating since then. Each year, more and more Torontonians join in the celebration and there were about 8,000 participants in 2017. Here's...

Korean at Your Library | 도서관에서 만나실 수 있는 한국어 코너

May 4, 2018 | Suzanne

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Hello! 안녕하세요! Did you know that there are ten branches that carry Korean materials at the Toronto Public Library? North York Central Library Palmerston Toronto Reference Library Agincourt Cedarbrae Fairview Richview Bayview Centennial St. James Town With over 4,000 books, CDs, DVDs and magazines to choose from, make the Toronto...

RIP Barbara Bush, Adult Literacy Advocate

April 18, 2018 | Rachelle

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April 17th, 2018 marked the passing of Barbara Bush (1925-2018). The former First Lady of the United States was many things to many people. She was a wife, a mother and remarkable person. She was a fierce advocate for adult literacy and family literacy, publicly supporting the need for more...

Kim's Convenience in the Stacks

April 6, 2018 | Suzanne

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Kim’s Convenience is a show that has delighted Canadian audiences since it started in October 2016. If you haven’t had the chance to tune in, the show follows a Korean Canadian family based right here in Toronto! Mr. Kim is a first-generation Canadian and the proud owner of Kim's Convenience,...

Hungarian at Your Library| Magyar

March 23, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Welcome to Toronto! Üdvözöljük Torontóban! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Hungarian. Barbara Frum Branch, Toronto Public Library Did you know that there...

Filing Your Taxes – for Newcomers

March 9, 2018 | Suzanne

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With the deadline quickly approaching, it’s time to get the ball rolling on filing your income taxes for 2017! If you’re like most Canadians, you are gathering together everything you need to file your taxes by the April deadline. This differs if you have your own business or are self-employed,...

Panjabi at Your Library | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

February 23, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Welcome to Toronto! ਟੋਰ ਟੋ ਵ ਚ ਸੁਆਗਤ ਹੈ! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Panjabi. Albion Branch, Toronto Public Library Did you...

Happy Chinese New Year!

February 15, 2018 | Ling

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Happy new year to all those in our communities cel...