Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt

November 11, 2016 | Maria Samurin

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Do you speak Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt? Today, I'd like to highlight the library's Vietnamese collection. From books, to movies, to eResources and even art exhibits, the library has a lot to offer to Vietnamese Torontonians. Vietnamese Collection Locations Many library branches have collections of books and movies in Vietnamese....

Learning at Any Age

August 26, 2016 | Chantel

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I remember the first day of school like it happened yesterday. My mom waving and smiling as I walked through the doors. Me with my hands clenching the lunch box tightly, while thinking how afraid I was of this strange place. I didn't know anyone and I couldn't understand what...

Ukrainian at the Library

August 5, 2016 | Maria Samurin

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This week, I sat down with fellow librarian Olena, who moved to Canada from Ukraine. She happily agreed to share her immigration story and offer advice to newcomers. Olena was born in Kherson, a city in Southern Ukraine. She moved to Canada in 2003 with her husband and six-year-old son....

Arabic at Your Library | اللغة العربية في مكتبتك

July 3, 2015 | Suzanne

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Did you know that the Toronto Public Library carries over 3500 materials in the Arabic language? With thousands of materials for adults, teens and children, let us help you find your next favourite Arabic book or movie! We can also make it easier for you to learn Arabic in many...

Newcomer Youth -- Welcome to the library!

December 24, 2014 | Suzanne

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[Source: City of Toronto Youth Services] Are you a youth who is new to Toronto? Maybe even new to Canada? There can be a lot to adjust to in your new home. Not only are you in a brand new place, but you might be starting at a new school,...

The Library Now Has Free Telephone Stories in 15 Languages!

June 7, 2014 | Iana

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Do you enjoy listening to stories? Have you heard of Dial-a-Story? Toronto Public Library has a FREE phone line 416-395-5400 you can call 24 hours a day and listen to recorded stories in 15 languages. Recently we added a new language - there are now stories recorded in Tagalog! It...

Free Multilingual eBooks Available for Download on OverDrive

December 9, 2013 | Debby

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Have you seen our advertising campaign for free eBooks from the library? Have you ever used OverDrive to download eBooks or eAudiobooks? With a Toronto Public Library card, you can access our OverDrive database to download eBooks for FREE! Visit the website for more information. If you are downloading eBooks...

Multicultural Films at The Toronto Public Library

October 2, 2013 | Debby

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Did you miss the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year? TIFF was the highlight of the city from September 4-14, 2013 and you can read what our blogger, Alyson, had to say in her Toronto International Film Festival post. Last year our blogger, Melanie, wrote a great post about...

Newcomer Artist Award Opportunity

August 16, 2013 | Debby

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS NETWORK ANNOUNCES THE TELUS NEWCOMER ARTIST AWARD! Have you recently moved to Canada? Are you a professional artist? Are you a resident of the City of Toronto? If you’re a recent new immigrant and a professional artist, you can apply for $10,000 in funding being offered by the...

ESL Summer Classes, Learn English with Mango and More

June 4, 2013 | Iana

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The ESL summer brochure of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) just came out and here is the good news for English language learners in Toronto this summer! You can attend summer ESL (English as a second language) classes between July 2-26, 2013. The choice of classes during the summer...