Join a Canada-wide Book Club in April 2023

March 28, 2023 | Mike

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One eRead Canada – an online, bilingual and national book club – is back! Jump to the French version of the post below This April, Canadians are invited to join people from across the country in reading Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Réhel for One eRead Canada. As part of One eRead...

Get Inspired for Your Next Craft Project

March 27, 2023 | Mike

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Sewing machine from Fabrication Studio at North York Central Library I have to give credit to my mother-in-law for inspiring this post. She is often working on multiple projects at once – usually a mix of knitting, painting, jewelry making and quilting – depending on what is interesting to her...

The OverDrive App is Retiring

March 17, 2023 | Mike

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Original photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash. If you have been holding out and delaying the transition from the OverDrive app to Libby, the time has come to finally make the switch. The OverDrive app will officially be retiring on May 1st. The app was removed from app stores last...

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, 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...