Free Training Videos for Professional Skills Development

October 16, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Whether you're in school or mid-career, sometimes you're going to run into new situations where you don't know what to do. Now, we have a resource you can turn to for guidance. SAGE Video is a collection of educational videos for students and professionals in the following areas: Leadership Business...

Stream Theatre Online for Free

October 7, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Do you miss theatre? What would you give to watch Benedict Cumberbatch staggering across the stage in a loincloth and horror makeup as Frankenstein's Monster? Or Gillian Anderson swanning around in a pink kimono as Blanche Dubois? Leah Harvey and CJ Beckford in the National Theatre's Production of Small Island...

Free Music Apps from Naxos Music Library

July 27, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Image credit: Edu Grande (edgr/CC0) Does anyone else have fond memories of second-hand record stores? Flipping through crates of old vinyl, finding music you didn't even know you wanted? Naxos Music Library is the closest digital thing I've found to that sense of discovery. Naxos has been collecting, organizing and...

New Holds Policies for Shorter Wait Times

June 15, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Now that the library's offering curbside pickup of holds, we want to make it faster and easier for you to get the books and movies you want. To give you better access, we've changed our holds policies for new feature DVDs and Best Bets. New feature DVDs Until recently, you...

Learn Online with SAGE Video – Now available until July 31!

May 19, 2020 | Carrie

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SAGE Video is an educational resource that provides access to over 3,000 streaming videos in the fields of business, management, education, social sciences, psychology, nursing and more. These videos are developed with leading academics and practitioners who are experts in their fields. Image in the public domain via Pixabay. A...

Use Code TPL2020 to Get a Temporary Digital Library Card with OverDrive

April 15, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Torontonians who don't have a Toronto Public Library card can now access OverDrive, our largest collection of ebooks and audiobooks, with the new Instant Digital Card. This temporary card is available to people age 13 and older with a Toronto cell phone that can receive texts. New customers can enjoy...

38 Ways to Use the Library from Home

March 18, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Whether you're staying home or out and about, we want to make sure that you're stocked up with things to read, watch, listen to, learn and do. Here's a quick guide to all of the online services you can use with your library card. (And if you don't have a...

Toronto's Six Millionth Ebook of 2019

December 4, 2019 | Wendy B.

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Last Thursday, just before midnight, somebody borrowed Toronto Public Library's six millionth ebook of 2019. This is a new record for us; in 2018, Torontonians borrowed more ebooks than anyone else in the world, at just over five million. We've beat our own personal best! The six millionth ebook borrowed...

Find Your Funding Match with Grant Connect

November 6, 2019 | Wendy B.

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Are you involved with a Canadian nonprofit or charity? Are you looking for funding? You might be interested in Grant Connect. Grant Connect is a fundraising research platform that helps you to sort through thousands of foundations, corporations and government programs to find the right funders for your organization. You...

Waiting Longer than Usual for your Ebooks? Here’s Why

October 18, 2019 | Wendy B.

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Multinational publishers (Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster) have recently made it much harder for public libraries to buy and lend ebooks. Publishers set limits on how long we can keep copies of ebooks. Now we have to re-purchase them every two years and pay a...