International Literacy Day - A Focus on Skills Development

September 6, 2018 | Rachelle

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Fifty-one years ago, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day. On this day, all around the world, many organizations actively promote literacy for everyone. The theme this year is Literacy and Skills Development. These are the skills that you...

Telugu at Your Library | లైబ్రరీలో తెలుగు

August 23, 2018 | Suzanne

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Welcome to the library! లైబ్రరీకి స్వాగతం! Did you know that the Toronto Public Library carries over 700 materials in the Telugu language? With a variety of materials available, let us help you find your next favourite book or movie in Telugu! You can find materials in Telugu at the Albion...

Toronto Public Library Resources for Youth

August 10, 2018 | Ling

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Whether it’s your first year of high school in Canada or your last year of high school, the Toronto Public Library has lots of resources to help! Borrowing materials From English ISU books to math guides to the latest popular fiction, you’ll find plenty of books (and DVDs!) in your...

Malayalam at Your Library | നിങ്ങളുടെ ലൈബ്രറിയിൽ മലയാളം

July 27, 2018 | Danya Elsayed

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ഹലോ! Hello! The Toronto Public Library offers materials in over 40 different languages to cater to Toronto's diverse population. In this post, we will be highlighting our small but diverse Malayalam collection. Malayalam is a South-Indian language spoken in Kerala by the Malayali people and is one of the 22...

Settlement Services in the Library are Here for You!

July 9, 2018 | Elsa

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Moving to a new country is a big task: it can be an exciting time, but involves much work and preparation. It's also a personal journey. I remember how my family spent a lot of time getting ready and a few weeks before we left, my late grandmother made sure...

July 1: Get Ready for Canada Day!

June 28, 2018 | Rachelle

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Many events are taking place throughout the city to mark the 151st Canada Day. How will you be spending your Canada Day weekend? With so much to do, it is hard to decide! But what comes to mind when you think of Canada? Great Canadian symbols or a great land?...

Learn English in 5 Easy Steps

June 15, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Are you learning English as a Second Language (ESL)? You are not alone. More than one in five Canadians were born outside of Canada. According to the Statistics Canada's 2016 census that's as many as 7,540,830 immigrants. More than three-quarters of them did not grow up speaking English as children,...

Serbian Materials at Your Library | српски

June 1, 2018 | Ling

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library has Serbian materials available for borrowing? Pick up a book, a DVD, or even look through an ejournal. Have a look at the thousands of items available for children and adults on the website. If you'd like to browse the materials in person,...

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Library

May 18, 2018 | Danya Elsayed

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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...