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Connect with New and Emerging Technologies at the Library this Fall

September 3, 2016 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

3D printing, robotics, wearables and virtual reality are some of the technologies that will be spotlighted this fall at programs offered through Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs located at Toronto Reference LibraryFort York Branch and Scarborough Civic Centre Branch.  Read more here.

Toronto and Ottawa Public Libraries Welcome Penguin Random House’s Reduced ebook Prices

December 15, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Toronto Public Library and Ottawa Public Library welcome Penguin Random House’s recently announced reduced ebook prices for libraries. This new pricing model will help public libraries achieve their goal of providing universal access to ebooks, which is a high priority given booming borrowing rates and high demand for this content. Read more here.

Toronto Public Library Launches Cutting Edge Health Programs

November 26, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Toronto Public Library has launched The Cutting Edge – a combination of health-related programs and curated collections funded by Krembil Foundation.

Read more about the inaugural Cutting Edge signature lecture that took place. 

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle Live in the Stacks at Toronto Public Library’s Oldest Operating Library

November 16, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Yorkville Branch, Toronto Public Library’s oldest operating library (1907), will host acclaimed singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle for an intimate, all ages, free performance.

Read more here.

David Arquette and Sherlock Holmes cast to appear at Toronto Public Library

October 27, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

David Arquette, the star of Starvox Entertainment productions' Sherlock Holmes, joins Toronto Star ’s film critic and movie writer Linda Barnard for an on-stage interview at Toronto Reference Library on Friday, October 30 at 3pm. Read more here

Innovation in Libraries Celebrated at Ontario Public Library Week Launch

October 15, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

On Oct. 20, join the Ontario Library Association and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for a celebration of Ontario’s public libraries. Read more here.

Celebrate Library Settlement Partnerships Week at the Library with Music from Around the World

October 5, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Toronto Public Library and eight local settlement agencies celebrate the seventh anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 13th to October 24th, coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 12th – 18th) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 18th-24th). Read more here.

Spectacular Life-size Images from John J. Audubon’s Birds of America on Display at the TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library

September 8, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce, John J. Audubon’s Birds of America,a spectacular new exhibit at the TD Gallery featuring life-sized images of birds.

In the 1820s, American naturalist John James Audubon set out to paint all of the birds in North America, creating one of the most important, and beautiful, books on natural history ever published. Read more here

Let’s Talk Library Service in Toronto

September 4, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

Toronto Public Library is inviting everyone to help shape the future of library service in branches, online and in the community. This is part of the Library’s 2016-2019 strategic plan. Read more here.

Toronto Public Library Celebrates City Hall’s 50th Anniversary

September 1, 2015 | Strategic Plan 2012-2015 | Comments (0)

In honour of the 50th anniversary of City Hall, on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 pm, Toronto Reference Library hostsBattle of the Architects: Revisiting City Hall’s Architectural Design. The original designs of the finalists from the 1958 international architectural competition will be revisited, reviewed and defended, Dragon's Den-style, by a panel of architects and designers. Read more here

Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Toronto Public Library is renewing its commitment to inform and inspire Toronto and its communities, with the vision of making us all more knowledgeable, more connected and more successful. We've identified four priority areas that we're focused on to achieve our goals. Check back here as we highlight select achievements in each area.