City Librarian's Report for September 2018

September 14, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the September 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Two New Innovation Spaces Now Open...

Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Fall 2018

September 11, 2018 | Diana L.

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From monarch butterflies to polar bears, saving aquatic ecosystems to preserving national parks, learning how to identify trees to picking up tips on how to live a zero-waste lifestyle, Torontonians will have access to a wide range of FREE environmental programs in the fall sessions of the Our Fragile Planet...

Not-So-Final Goodbyes from the EnvIR but More to Come from Our Fragile Planet!

August 11, 2018 | Janelle R

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I, Janelle Richards, am sorry to say that today is my last day as your Environmentalist in Residence! While I'm sad to leave, I want to highlight some of the really cool things that I've been up to over the last 10 weeks. Over 10 weeks, 2 libraries, and 20...

Dive into the World of Water on August 11th at Scarborough Civic Centre Branch

August 8, 2018 | Janelle R

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World Water Day happens every year on March 22nd. But, in the heat of August, now seems like the perfect time to celebrate water! When was the last time you thanked water? Canada is lucky to have over 20% of the world's freshwater. Toronto is even more lucky to be...

Pollinator Week at Albion Branch!

June 20, 2018 | Janelle R

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Happy Pollinator Week Bees, and butterflies, and hummingbirds- oh my! It’s National Pollinator Week and what better way to celebrate than to learn about some of our most important pollinators with some great workshops at the Toronto Public Library! But before we get there, there may be some things you...

Toronto Public Library Experience 360: Let’s Create a Better TPL Experience for Everyone

June 11, 2018 | Melanie

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We’re modernizing our brand and transforming your Toronto Public Library experience, giving you better access to the library wherever you are, whenever you need us and however you need us, in ways that are the most comfortable and convenient. And we need your help! What does a great library experience...

City Librarian's Report for June 2018

June 8, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the June 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion Libraries Come Together...

Meet Janelle Richards, Our First Environmentalist in Residence!

May 31, 2018 | Diana L.

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From June 4 to August 11, Toronto Public Library welcomes Janelle Richards, our first Environmentalist in Residence (EnvIR) presented as part of the Our Fragile Planet program series! Janelle has over seven years of professional experience as a certified teacher and environmental educator in the non-profit sector. Her educational background...

Toronto Public Library Participates in Doors Open Toronto

May 24, 2018 | Edward Karek

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Toronto Public Library is thrilled to showcase Toronto Reference Library on Doors Open Toronto by Great Gulf with an open house of the Preservation & Digitization Department on the lower level and a rare glimpse of some our greatest treasures on the fifth floor in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie...

City Librarian's Report for May 2018

May 18, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the May 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms TPL Email Communications Get Easier TPL...