MAP Performing Arts

April 20, 2017 | MAP Coordinator

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As part of the Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, the library is teaming up with performing arts venues to offer a limited number of performance and event passes to people with library cards.The performing arts pass allows you and a guest to enjoy performances at Canadian Stage,...

Toronto Public Library and Hot Docs Expand Accessibility Through the Sun Life Financial MAP Program

April 10, 2017 | MAP Coordinator

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If you have a valid adult library card and you’re a fan of great documentaries, Toronto Public Library has some good news. This year, as part of its Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, the library is teaming up with the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival...

Culture Days – Call For Artist Participation

April 7, 2017 | D!ana

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Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Ontario Culture Days are looking for Toronto-based artists and cultural groups who would like to be part of Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017. Spirit of Africa program at Runnymede Branch, 2016 Photo...

Our Fragile Planet – Join Us for Free Environmental Programs

March 31, 2017 | Tita

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Our planet is facing unprecedented challenges to its well-being including climate change, pollution, species extinction and habitat destruction to name a few. We have a responsibility to mitigate – and reverse – the damage wherever possible. Join us for free, engaging programs around the city and learn how you can...

Toronto Public Library Celebrates The Toronto Storytelling Festival 2017

March 24, 2017 | D!ana

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This Saturday, Toronto Public Library (TPL)'s very own storytellers will help kick off the 38th annual Toronto Storytelling Festival with free Storyfire events in four branches throughout the city. Image courtesy of Toronto Storytelling Festival The Toronto Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of voice and story from March 24 to...

The Public Library - The Pivot of Democracy 1944

March 2, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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I received a very touching email yesterday from Christine Kujawa, the Director of the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library in North Dakota: “…This year marks our 100 year anniversary, and we've been going through archives and records. We came across annual reports written during WWII, and in July 1944, the...

Bestselling Authors Barbara Gowdy and Andrew Pyper Headline Eh List Author Series

February 27, 2017 | Sarah Weinrauch

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The eh List Author Series is Toronto’s premiere destination for lovers of Canadian literature, hosting award-winning authors and exciting new voices. The season opens on Monday, March 6 with playwright, author, and all around funny man, Drew Hayden Tayler. His latest novel, Take Us To Your Chief, Also in March, Scotiabank Giller Prize nominated author Kamal Al-Solaylee, emerging writers Eva Crocker and Chris Gilmore in conversation with Richard Scarsbrook, and ladies of historical fiction, Christie Sally, Genevieve Graham and Roberta Rich with Ann Y. K. Choi.

How Libraries Preserve Democracy

February 23, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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Take a look around you on the subway, in a coffee shop or in any public space and you’ll see people consuming information, on devices or in books, as never before. The freedom to read – the freedom that connects us to our neighbours and to people across the country...

Oh Canada, What's Your Bazaar Memory?

February 11, 2017 | Jorge

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What’s your Bazaar Memory? This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday. It’s a big deal. Many organizations and communities of various sorts will be celebrating Canada in some very unique ways. I have the pleasure of working with the Village of Dreams Productions on WHAT’S YOUR BAZAAR MEMORY? It’s a project...

Our Kick-off Event on #BlackLivesMatter, Roxane Gay, and more: Celebrating Black History Month at the Library

January 19, 2017 | Sarah Weinrauch

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Embracing multiculturalism enables us to become more knowledgeable and experienced, innovative and creative. This civic importance is why we honour the significant contributions of Toronto’s and Canada’s Black communities this February. With a sponsorship from TD Bank, Toronto Public Library provides a number of lectures, discussions, stories, and music and dance programs celebrating Black History Month.