City Librarian's Report for October 2017

October 11, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the October 23, 2017 Toronto Public Library Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Expanding Access to Technology and Training Library Tech Showcased at...

Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Fall 2017

October 10, 2017 | Diana

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This fall, authors, researchers, storm chasers and various environmental organizations will present at branches across the city as part of Our Fragile Planet, a program series dedicated to raising awareness about the state of our planet and how we can protect and green our communities. Supported by the TD Friends...

Reelworld Festival Passes Available Through The Sun Life Financial MAP Program

October 5, 2017 | MAP Coordinator

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If you have a valid adult library card and you’re a fan of socially engaged films and documentaries, Toronto Public Library has some great news. This year, as part of its Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, the library is teaming up with the 2017 Reelworld Film Festival...

Science Literacy Week 2017 - Meet Jesse Hildebrand!

September 12, 2017 | Diana

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From September 18 to 24, libraries, academic institutions, and organisations across the nation will celebrate Science Literacy Week, a celebration of science-based activities highlighting outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast! Toronto Public Library has participated in this fun event since 2014, and this year, over 44 free, science-related programs...

The Cutting Edge: Health and Technology Programs 2017

September 1, 2017 | Diana

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This fall, learn how artificial intelligence and virtual reality is used in healthcare, explore the issues of using robots in medicine, and meet doctors and experts working on ground-breaking research in the area of health and technology as part of The Cutting Edge program series! Funded by the Krembil Foundation,...

Wayne Johnston, Scaachi Koul, Vivek Shraya, George Elliott Clarke and Jan Wong Headline The eh List Writer Series this Fall.

August 15, 2017 | Sarah Weinrauch

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The eh List Writer Series, featuring Canada’s A-list authors and rising stars, returns this fall with a powerhouse lineup of literary talent from coast to coast including best-selling author Jan Wong, Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize winner Helen Humphreys and Buzz Feed's Scaachi Koul.

Update on Last Evening's Event at Richview Library

July 13, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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I’d like to address the issue about last evening's private room booking event at Richview Library, which has received tremendous attention. It has been a difficult situation, but one that we’ve been guided through by our library values. First, a little bit of background. This event was booked as a...

The Fresh New Face of Albion Branch

June 7, 2017 | Chantel

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After two years of eager anticipation, the wait is finally over! The new Albion Branch reopened its doors to the public today at 3:30 pm, after being closed for three weeks. Excited families, adults and youths waited for the grand debut and were greeted by a line of staff members...

Top Ten Things to Check Out at the Newly Renovated Albion Branch

June 1, 2017 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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The newly renovated Albion Branch opens next Monday, June 5 at 3:30 pm. Here are ten reasons why you should check it out! 1. KidsStop The KidsStop early literacy centre at Albion is a literacy-rich tactile learning environment for children and their families to learn and play together. The theme...

Meet Elton from the Newly Renovated Albion Branch

May 29, 2017 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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How do you and the Albion staff feel about moving from the old building to the new? We are happy and sad about the move. Many of the staff have worked at Albion for over 15 years, one has been at Albion for 25 years! The staff are like a...