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...

Celebrate Canada's Indigenous Heritage

May 23, 2017 | Sarah Weinrauch

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From lectures, discussions and stories to puppet shows, films and musical performances, celebrate the culture of Turtle Island's Indigenous heritage and culture featuring First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers and artists. Kicking things off, the University of Toronto's Mykelle Pacquing teaches us Oji-Cree writing symbols and how to speak Anishinaabemowin.

World Press Freedom Day

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate freedom of the press and freedom of expression as fundamental human rights. Many journalists brave death or face jail time, even in Canada, to bring news to the public. Public libraries everywhere uphold the value of intellectual freedom as...

MAP Performing Arts

April 20, 2017 | MAP Coordinator

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Good news if you’re a theatre, film, dance or music fan! Toronto Public Library is expanding access to the arts with the Sun Life Financial MAP Performing Arts pass. The pilot program, an extension of the Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, launches Saturday, April 29 at 10...

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 | Diana L.

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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 | Diana L.

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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...