We're Hiring an Environmentalist in Residence!

February 26, 2018 | Diana L.

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Toronto Public Library is hiring its first-ever Environmentalist in Residence (EnvIR)! Individuals with experience in the area of environmental conservation and sustainability, who are passionate about teaching, engaging with communities, and inspiring people to 'green' their world are encouraged to apply. The EnvIR program is part of Our Fragile Planet,...

On Civil Society

February 23, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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As we gear up to celebrate Freedom to Read Week this week, I thought I’d take this opportunity to announce a new series that TPL has been hard at work creating for many months now. On Civil Society is the largest system-wide series the TPL has done and promises content...

City Librarian's Report for February 2018

February 16, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the February 26, 2018 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion Dance Competition Unites...

Robyn Maynard, Donisha Prendergast and Imbolo Mbue Headline Black History Month Celebrations at the Library

January 31, 2018 | Sarah Weinrauch

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During the month of February, Toronto Public Library celebrates Black History Month at branches across the city. Generously supported by TD Bank, Torontonians are invited to enjoy over 50 programs on culture, arts, history and civic perspective. Getting things started at the Toronto Reference Library this Thursday, February 1, Canada’s...

City Librarian's Report for January 2018

January 19, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the January 29, 2018 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Library Now Offers More Indie Films,...

City Librarian's Report for December 2017

December 5, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the December 11, 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms New Online Account Fully Operational Within...

City Librarian's Report for November 2017

November 9, 2017 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the November 20, 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion Indigenous Initiatives Update...

Telepresence Program – Healthcare Lessons from the Airline Industry

November 8, 2017 | Diana L.

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On Wednesday, November 15, audiences at Cedarbrae Branch and S. Walter Stewart Branch will be able to connect with the medical team at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital to learn how the airline industry has inspired hospital researchers in improving patient safety and outcomes. Dr. Teodor Grantcharov at St. Michael's Hospital...

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 L.

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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...