Let's Dance Together! Join us for Library Settlement Partnerships Week 2016!

October 7, 2016 | Patty

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Last year’s Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) Week was a memorable one with over 1,250 people attending 13 special events at Toronto Public Library’s LSP branches. This year’s LSP Week, taking place from October 11th – 22nd, promises to be just as engaging! This year marks the eighth anniversary of LSP...

Polish Books, Chopin and Pierogi at Your Library / Po Polsku w Bibiotece

October 3, 2016 | Iana

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When composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin died in 1849 his body was buried in Paris, but his heart was taken to Warsaw, Poland's capital and interred in a pillar at the Holy Cross Church. That was the composer's wish on his deathbed. And that is how much he loved...

International Literacy Day

September 8, 2016 | Rachelle

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Today marks the 50th International Literacy Day! How will you be celebrating? Perhaps it is more of a plan than a celebration for you. Whether you are an avid reader or someone who reads on a "need to know" basis, now is a good time to make some resolutions. Today...

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

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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....

Documenting My Immigration Journey: 纪录我的移民生活

June 25, 2016 | Guikang

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Asian Heritage Month Guest Speaker Juexiao Zheng O...

Library Settlement Partnerships and Summer Settlement Services

June 23, 2016 | Patty

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Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in North America and Toronto Public Library does its part to welcome newcomers. One example is the free Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program. It offers year round direct help from settlement workers, as well as settlement-related programs, in selected library branches across...

Portuguese | Português at Your Library!

June 10, 2016 | Chantel

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Olá! Did you know that 113,000 people in Toronto speak Portuguese according to the 2006 Census? If you didn't know, don't worry! Just visit any one of our eight branches to find Portuguese materials to help accelerate your knowledge of Portuguese language and culture! From books, magazines, music to the...

Reggae Heritage: Explore Eglinton Avenue West!

June 2, 2016 | Barbara

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The rich local Jamaican music history along Eglinton was showcased during a recent Jane’s Walk. On May 7th, in keeping with the spirit of urban activist Jane Jacobs, I led 40 citizens around the neighbourhood that grew into the remarkable home to Jamaican immigrant record and clothing shops, barbers, salons,...

Urdu |اُردُو at Your Library!

May 20, 2016 | Chantel

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Are you looking to get the latest copy of Weekly akhar-e-jehan Karachi or Khawateen? Or maybe you want to settle down for a good read from Ibne Safi? Visit one of the 17 branches listed below, which carry Urdu materials including books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. Library Branches with Urdu...