Hello! Γειά σου! Did you know that there are five branches that carry Greek materials at the Toronto Public Library? With thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines to choose from, make the Toronto Public Library the first place you visit if you want to read Greek books, learn Greek or watch a Greek movie. Welcome to Greek at your library! Καλωσόρισμα!
Orthodox Easter is coming up this Sun. May 1st, and those who celebrate will be gathering with family and friends. Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines, and you can be sure many homes this weekend will be filled with the delicious smells of Greek cooking. The Taste of the Danforth Food Festival is a great chance to taste-test all of the wonderful Greek food that the city has to offer. The festival is not until August, so if you can’t wait until then, why not try some Greek cooking at home? Here are some books on Greek cooking for you to try:
The library also has a great collection of resources to help you learn Greek.
Have you used Mango Languages? Mango Languages is a language learning tool that has many languages to choose from, including Greek. It is helpful for learning English, too. Why not give it a try? Giatí na min dósei mia dokimí? There are other ways the library can help you learn English. Browse the New to Canada section of our website for more information.
Don't have a library card yet? Don’t worry, it’s easy! Simply bring a piece of valid and current name and address identification to your local branch and we can help you get a card.
In addition to these great print and electronic resources, on Thurs. May 5th, the Victoria Village branch is having author Dora Drivas-Avramis come to talk about her book, The Buses and Other Short Stories. This is a collection of short stories about a young Greek community in Canada. Come to the Victoria Village Branch on Thursday May 5th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. for this special author visit.
From programs, to books, movies and more, the Toronto Public Library's Greek Collection is here waiting for you. Come and check it out! Ελάτε και ελέγξτε έξω !