Toronto Star Launches 2016 Short-Story Contest

January 12, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Star and Toronto Public Library have launched our annual short-story contest, the largest in Canada. Long story short: the Toronto Star and Toronto Public Library are looking for people with a tale to tell. The annual Toronto Star...

Toronto Public Library Top Downloads of 2015

December 31, 2015 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library customers continued to download and stream digital content this year - with millions of checkouts of our ebooks, music, magazines and eAudiobooks. Toronto Public Library came out on top - the only library system in North America...

December 2015 Board Meeting Highlights

December 17, 2015 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board met on December 14, 2015 at the Toronto Reference Library. Key topics discussed include: Strategic Plan The Board approved the Library’s 2016-2019 strategic plan priorities, goals and outcomes (PDF). After research and consultation, the six...

Toronto Public Library Presents Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons

December 16, 2015 | Media Relations

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An exhibition of original works of art by Maurice Sendak on view at the Toronto Reference Library’s TD Gallery The story of a disobedient boy with a fierce imagination, Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved...

Toronto and Ottawa Public Libraries Welcome Penguin Random House’s Reduced ebook Prices

December 15, 2015 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library and Ottawa Public Library welcome Penguin Random House’s recently announced reduced ebook prices for libraries. This new pricing model will help public libraries achieve their goal of providing universal access to ebooks, which is a high priority...

Make the Library a Destination this Holiday Season

December 8, 2015 | Media Relations

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Fun and free holiday programing is happening at many library branches throughout the city between December 8th and the new year. Come on your own, bring a friend or family member to participate in activities and stay entertained all season...

Man Booker Prize Winner Marlon James to Headline Bram & Bluma Appel Salon Winter 2016 Season

December 1, 2015 | Media Relations

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Following a sold out season at the Toronto Reference Library that featured Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, and former Al Jazeera Egyptian Bureau Chief Mohamed Fahmy, the Appel Salon today announced its new lineup, headlined by celebrated Jamaican novelist...

Toronto Public Library Launches Cutting Edge Health Programs

November 26, 2015 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library has launched The Cutting Edge – a combination of health-related programs and curated collections funded by Krembil Foundation. The inaugural Cutting Edge signature lecture took place last night at the The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, and...

Toronto Public Library and Kumon Math and Reading Centres Partner to Offer Great Reads for Kids

November 17, 2015 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) has partnered with Kumon after-school Math and Reading Centres to produce Great Reads for Kids, a booklist with over 200 recommended books for kids ages six to 12, carefully selected by TPL children’s staff. The 48-page...

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle Live in the Stacks at Toronto Public Library’s Oldest Operating Library

November 16, 2015 | Media Relations

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Yorkville Branch, Toronto Public Library’s oldest operating library (1907), will host acclaimed singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle for an intimate, all ages, free performance. Castle’s latest album, Pink City, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. What: Live in the Stacks: Jennifer...