Toronto Public Library Celebrates Important Contributions of Portuguese Community
Visit our booth at Trinity Bellwoods Park June 9
TORONTO (Wednesday, June 6, 2012) – Immigrants of Portuguese descent have been enriching Toronto’s economy and cultural life since the 1950s and this June, more than 200,000 Portuguese Canadians who live in Toronto will celebrate their important contributions to the community.
A week-long festival, leading up to Portugal Day on June 10, includes the Portugal Day Parade on Saturday June 9. Toronto’s third largest street festival, the parade ends up at Trinity Bellwoods Park; in addition to the concerts, cultural events, storytelling, games, dancing and other activities, members of the community including Toronto Public Library will have information on hand about services.
Visitors to the library’s booth at Trinity Bellwoods can sign up for a library card, participate in a storytime, learn about the library’s collections in Portuguese (and 40 other languages) and pick up information about the full range of services and programs. All are invited to attend and learn about our books, CDs, DVDs and children’s materials.
There will also be a variety of other events surrounding Portugal Day, commemorating the anniversary of Portuguese poet Luis de Camoe’s death (his date of birth is unknown). More information about the Library’s activities for Portugal Day can be found on our website.
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more than 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow over 33 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.