Summer Wonder & TD Summer Reading Club for Kids!

July 4, 2019 | Ling

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Summer is a great time for you and your kids to explore your local library and participate in exciting Summer Wonder programs. Each library hosts a variety of programs and activities between June 28 and August 31 that are fun and free for your family to enjoy. Kids can find...

Free Summer 2019 Settlement Services at Toronto Public Library

June 28, 2019 | Stacey

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If you’re new to Toronto, a welcoming place to visit is your local library. During your visit, you can sign up for a free library card, find books, movies, and music in your language, attend free library programs, and even access settlement services. To learn more about the library, check...

National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21, 2019

June 17, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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Tansi (Cree)! Boozoo (Ojibway)! Alo (Michif)! Sago (Mohawk)! Ullaqut (Inuktitut)! Hello! For thousands of years, Indigenous Peoples have lived in the land that is known as Canada. Each group has its own distinct culture and history that is interwoven into this country. They include the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit...

Armenian Materials at your Library | Հայերեն Նյութեր Ձեր Գրադարանում

June 14, 2019 | Liana

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Armenian Materials at your Library | Հայերեն Նյութեր Ձեր Գրադարանում Did you know that Toronto Public Library has Armenian materials available for borrowing? Pick up a book, a CD, or a DVD at your local library, or access online materials in Armenian. Have a look at the thousands of items...

Asian Heritage Month 2019

May 17, 2019 | Ling

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May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada! While Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated since the 1990s, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration in May 2002. This month continues to be a time to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian origin have made, and continue to make,...

Celebrating New Canadians: Citizenship Ceremony at Toronto Reference Library, April 23, 2019

April 24, 2019 | Elsa

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On April 23, 57 new Canadians from 23 countries took the oath as part of a community citizenship ceremony at Toronto Reference Library. This event was made possible thanks to the partnership with Institute of Canadian Citizenship (ICC) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This memorable milestone began with...

The United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day: April 21, 2019

April 18, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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April 21st is the United Nation's World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID). It is a day designated to encourage creative thought and expression, as well as remembering innovations throughout our lifetime. Creativity is an important aspect of our society. It keeps us moving forward through new ideas and inventions that...

Art Exhibits Program at Toronto Public Library

March 27, 2019 | Liana

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So, you have an exhibition coming up? That’s great! Have you given some thought on where you are going to exhibit it? Not yet? Well, you are invited to submit your work for the next Art Exhibits season, which runs from September 2019 - August 2020. The deadline for submission...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN): March 21, 2019

March 18, 2019 | Liana

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March 21 is a day designated by the United Nations (UN) as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was established in 1966, six years after an event known as the Sharpeville tragedy or Sharpeville massacre. Police opened fire, killing...

International Women's Day 2019

March 1, 2019 | Ling

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March 8th is International Women’s Day! This day is a global celebration of the accomplishments of women in social, economic, political and cultural spheres. It is dedicated to recognizing women's achievements and acknowledging the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. This past year, we’ve seen...