Toronto Public Library Announces Two New Senior Hires

April 21, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of two new directors to its senior management team. Pam Ryan (pictured on left) is appointed to the role of Director, Service Development and Innovation and Moe Hosseini-Ara (pictured on right) will...

Toronto Public Library Board Continues to Seek Negotiated Settlement

April 15, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board today received notification of a “No-Board” report as requested by the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union CUPE Local 4948 and granted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Although the request for a "No Board" report...

City’s first musical instrument lending library shares the sound of music with Torontonians

April 7, 2016 | Media Relations

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Starting today, Torontonians will have access to the city’s first musical instrument library – the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library. Sun Life Financial and the Toronto Public Library have created this innovative free program that will provide residents...

Toronto Public Library Invites Syrian Newcomers to Explore Toronto’s Arts and Cultural Venues for Free

April 5, 2016 | Media Relations

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To help welcome Syrian newcomers and their families to Toronto, Toronto Public Library invites our newest residents to explore Toronto’s cultural attractions and museums for free. The initiative, created especially for Syrian newcomers, is an extension of the library’s popular...

Call for Participation: Take Part in Culture Days at Toronto Public Library

April 1, 2016 | Media Relations

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I have presented activities at five library branches as a participant in Culture Days at the Library. In all cases I had fantastic co-operation from library staff and librarians. This enthusiastic support helped me to better engage with workshop participants...

Libraries Call on Multinational Publishers for Fair Ebook Pricing

March 29, 2016 | Media Relations

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Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing continue to advocate for more reasonable prices and terms for ebooks from multinational publishers with an open letter to Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Some...

February 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

February 29, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board met on February 22, 2016 at the Toronto Reference Library. Key topics discussed include: Operating and Capital Budget Update The Board adopted the 2016 operating budget of $175.9 million net ($193.5 million gross), or a...

Toronto Public Library Announces 2016 TD Gallery Season Starting with Special Collections: A to Z

February 23, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce the 2016 TD Gallery season, beginning with Special Collections: A to Z, a new exhibit showcasing an alphabet of curiosities from Toronto Public Library’s Special Collections – from Arctic Exploration to Zero Gravity....

Toronto Public Library Congratulates Mohamed Fahmy, Recipient of the 2016 Freedom to Read Award

February 22, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library congratulates Mohamed Fahmy, recipient of The Writers’ Union of Canada 2016 Freedom to Read Award. The award is presented annually in recognition of advocacy on behalf of free expression. Mohamed Fahmy, award-winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author, was...

January 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

January 26, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board met on January 25, 2016 at the Toronto Reference Library. Key topics discussed include: Election of Chair and Vice Chair Ron Carinci was re-elected Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board. Mr. Carinci is Chief...