Experience The Underground Railroad

February 4, 2018 | Rachelle

Comments (2)

In the 1850s and 1860s many people escaped from slavery to what is now known as Canada. The secret network of routes that they used was called the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad by Paul Collins - www.collinsart.org Free blacks, white sympathizers and abolitionists helped guide, shelter and support...

Free Family Storytelling Festival

January 25, 2018 | Elsa

Comments (0)

All families always have stories to tell – some funny ones, some sad ones. All stories bring back memories of one's personal and family history. I like stories because they help bring about understanding and they are a celebration of who we are. Families, big and small, are invited to...

Immigrant Business Expo 2017

November 13, 2017 | Chantel

Comments (1)

What are the regulations related to starting a new business in Canada? Are there government assistance programs to help me get started? If you are asking these questions, don't worry there is a place to get answers! Attend the free one-day Immigrant Business Expo on November 18 to get all...

Persian at Your Library | فارسی در کتابخانه شما

October 20, 2017 | Maria Samurin

Comments (0)

Welcome to Toronto (به تورنتو خوش آمدید)! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Persian. Did you know that there are nine library branches...

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

October 3, 2017 | Elle

Comments (0)

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

Comments (8)

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

Comments (0)

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

Comments (6)

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

Comments (0)

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

Comments (5)

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...