Join the first national, bilingual eBook club in January 2021

December 23, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Start the new year right! Join One eRead Canada,the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital eBook club. More than 600 public libraries, from St John’s to Nanaimo to Whitehorse, will take part. This year, we'll be reading the exquisite and celebrated novel Vi by Kim Thúy. From January 1...

New Tablet? Welcome to the Library!

December 17, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Did you get a new tablet, phone, laptop or ereader recently? Are you looking for things to do with it? You're in luck! Toronto Public Library has a fantastic selection of digital books (ebooks), audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and television shows that can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets or...

Torontonians Borrowed over 8 Million Ebooks in 2020

December 14, 2020 | Wendy B.

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You've set a new record! This year, Torontonians borrowed more than 8 million ebooks. That's compared to 6.6 million in 2019. Each year for the past five years, Toronto Public Library has lent more ebooks than any other library system in the world. (Last year, Los Angeles and Wisconsin came...

Learn Online: Recently Added Courses on

November 30, 2020 | Carrie

Comments (2) offers over 3,500 video courses on various subjects including web design, software development, photography, business skills, graphic design, audio, music, video editing and much more. Dozens of courses are added each week, so you can always find something new to learn! These self-paced, online tutorials are all free to...

Introducing our new Digital Access Card!

November 12, 2020 | TPL Staff

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Wish you had easy access to TPL’s digital collections but don’t yet have a library card? If you live in Toronto and you’re over the age of 13, you can now quickly and easily register for the new TPL Digital Access Card. With it, you get free instant access to...

Publish Yourself!

October 29, 2020 | Wendy B.

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Attention indie writers: wondering what to do with your NaNoWriMo masterpiece? Or do you have a manuscript you'd love to share with library users? You're in luck! With three library services — BiblioBoard, Pressbooks and the Indie Author Project — you have all the tools you need to format your...

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...