Celebrate Canada's 150th – Join Us for Library Settlement Partnerships Week!

October 3, 2017 | Elle

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Library Settlement Partnership Week 2016 at Lillian H. Smith Branch Toronto Public Library and eight local settlement agencies celebrate the ninth anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 10-21, coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 9-15) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 15-21). This year’s theme is Celebration 150,...

Sept 8 Is International Literacy Day!

September 7, 2017 | Rachelle

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Happy International Literacy Day! It's such a wonderful time to celebrate literacy and the love of reading! With a desire to highlight the importance of literacy, UNESCO first declared September 8 to be International Literacy Day back in 1965. Today, because having the skills to use technology to find, create...

The Toronto International Film Festival Is Here...But What If I Can't Go?

September 6, 2017 | Rachelle

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The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival is finally here and there is something for everyone. From drama to comedy to romance, TIFF is sure to entertain. But what if you are unable to attend? Fear not! There are still several ways to enjoy great films. Sam, my colleague, has once...

Back to School 2017: Librarian Hacks

August 28, 2017 | Maria Samurin

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Looking for some last minute back to school advice? The Toronto Public Library’s got you covered. In this post, I’ve put together a guide filled with librarian hacks: tips and ideas I've come across at the library that will make going back to school this September a breeze. As a...

Mango Languages App: Learn a New Language or Improve Your English

July 31, 2017 | Iana

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Learning a new language is not always easy but Toronto Public Library can make learning fun and free with Mango Languages! Mango Languages is an online language-learning resource that can help you learn over 70 languages, including English, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian, Arabic, Korean and more. You can use...

All are Welcome to Canada

July 10, 2017 | Elsa

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Canada and the Province of Ontario have been celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation this year and newcomers' contributions have been highlighted throughout. Multiculturalism is one of the most well-known features of Canada. Everyone "is welcome to Canada" as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in his Canada Day message. There...

Canada 150: Canada Day 2017

June 22, 2017 | Maria Samurin

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Are you new to Canada? Wondering what Canada 150 (or even Canada Day) are? Or maybe just want to know where to celebrate Canada Day (and Canada 150) this year? Well, you've come to the right place. Over the last few months, I've started noticing "Canada 150" everywhere. Stores are...

Japanese at Your Library | 図書館の日本語

June 9, 2017 | Suzanne

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Hello! こんにちは! Did you know that there are four bra...

Asian Heritage Month Chinese Dulcimer Performance at Maria A. Shchuka Branch

May 29, 2017 | Guikang

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It was an honor to invite artist Pingxin Xu and hi...

Suggested Reads for Asian Heritage Month

May 19, 2017 | Suzanne

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May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their diverse and vital contributions to our nation and culture. The Toronto Public Library has many Asian Heritage Month programs happening all month long to celebrate. On Wednesday, May 24, world famous...