City Librarian's Report for April 2018

April 20, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the April 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 TPL Resources for...

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

April 12, 2018 | 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. For the second year, as part of its Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, the library is once again teaming up with the 2018 Hot Docs...

Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Spring 2018

March 21, 2018 | Diana L.

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This spring, the Our Fragile Planet program series will bring together authors, scientists, gardening experts and other advocates of the environment to raise awareness about the state of our planet and how we can protect it! With the support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Our Fragile Planet...

Learning Circles at the Library

March 13, 2018 | Diana S.

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Did you know that less than 10 percent of people who enroll for online courses complete them? Don’t be discouraged! The library wants to help – which is why we’ve started offering Learning Circles. The likeliness of completing an online course increases to 55 percent if you take the course...

City Librarian's Report for March 2018

March 9, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the March 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 Cedarbrae Hosts Mayor’s...

Spend March Break at the Library

March 8, 2018 | Myrna

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March Break begins next week, and we have a fun-filled line-up of programs to keep children, families and teens busy all week long. With 400+ programs planned at branches throughout the city, there is something for everyone, from music and magic to science and maker programs. Information about our full...

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...