Learn How to Fix Your Finances

January 19, 2023 | Mike

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It is almost impossible to read the news right now and avoid financial topics. The cost of everything from groceries to house prices continues to dominate headlines, causing people across the city to take a closer look at their finances. The library is here to help with financial information available...

Enjoying the Arts from the Comfort of Home

December 6, 2022 | Mike

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Imagine this scene: It’s a Saturday night, around 7:30pm. You hear the rustling of people settling into seats. Musicians are tuning their instruments and warming up. The house lights fade to black and a spotlight appears on stage. The show has begun. And you’re enjoying it all from the comfort...

Six Resources for DIY Investors

October 26, 2022 | Mike

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The past couple of years have seen many major news stories related to investing. There was the pandemic crash and recovery, the popularity of meme stocks, speculative investing in NFTs and cryptocurrencies, rising inflation leading to interest rate hikes, and now fears of a recession. New investment platforms with little...

Essential Library Resources for University and College Students

September 1, 2022 | Mike

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Hello and welcome to all the students that have started attending post-secondary schools in Toronto! I hope you are starting to settle into the school year and making new friends. You may not be aware, but everyone going to school in Toronto can get a free library card. All you...

Historical News Archives with 24/7 Access

August 30, 2022 | Mike

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Posted on behalf of Kinda K. Whether you’re a writer, student, history-enthusiast, or researching your local family history, Toronto Public Library’s digital newspaper archives are here to help. You may already know about our digital newspaper resources like PressReader, NYTimes.com or the Wall Street Journal, but you may not have...

Five Free Online Resources to Boost Your Professional Skills

August 23, 2022 | Mike

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Are you looking for a job, trying to get ahead in your career, or thinking about changing industries? Maybe you are looking for a way to give your resume an extra boost or prepare for a big interview. Or you could be a small business owner trying to figure out...

Free Online Resources for ESL Learners

July 11, 2022 | Mike

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Photo of the Bloor/Gladstone Branch by Steven Evans. Used with permission. If you're a newcomer to Toronto, finding time to improve your English can be hard. You may be working, in school, or both. Classes for English as a second language (ESL) learners may not be offered at a convenient...

Get Vacation Ready with these Resources

June 20, 2022 | Mike

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Scottish Highlands. Photo taken by author. Summer is here and for many people that means one thing - it is time for a vacation! Whether you are planning on staying close to home or heading on a plane to destinations unknown, the library can be with you for every kilometre...

Thousands of Full-Text Books Now Available Through MIT Press Direct

May 16, 2022 | Mike

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Good news! Your Toronto Public Library card now gives to access to over 3,500 full-text ebooks through MIT Press Direct. These research books cover topics such as economics, technology, science, philosophy and more. The best part is that these books are always available – there are no waitlists or limits...

Toronto Public Library Reaches 50 Million Loans on OverDrive

April 6, 2022 | Mike

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Toronto Public Library achieved a new milestone and became the first library system in the world to reach 50 million checkouts through OverDrive. The 50 millionth loan was A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson. It is fitting that the 50 millionth checkout is by an acclaimed Canadian author. A...