Winter in Toronto 2016

December 16, 2016 | Suzanne

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Winter has arrived! Have you been skating this winter? I’m usually drinking hot chocolate on the sidelines, but if someone convinces me enough I’ll lace up a pair of skates. People have enjoyed skating as a winter activity for decades in Toronto. Former Mayor Paul Cosgrove enjoys skating with some...

Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt

November 11, 2016 | Maria

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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....

Finding Books, Movies and More in 40 Languages: Diversity and Multilingual Collections at Your Library

October 31, 2016 | Iana

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Looking for a book in Italian? Hindi DVDs? Picture books in Russian? Korean magazines? Chinese e-books, e-audio books and e-videos? Look no further! Toronto Public Library's multilingual collections offer books, magazines, DVDs, newspapers and digital content in over 40 different languages. Browse Online by Language Check out the library's revised...

Immigrant Business Expo 2016 and Other Resources for your Small Business

October 14, 2016 | Suzanne

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Are you new to Canada? Interested in starting your own business? Attend the Immigrant Business Expo for all your small business needs. This one-day exhibition will include workshops and small business clinics to assist new immigrant and refugee business owners. Organized by staff at the New Canadians website and TV...

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...