Family Day 2020 Fun!

February 14, 2020 | Danya Elsayed

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Welcome to the loooooong weekend of love! Valentine postcard from our Digital Archive. Today is February 14, also known as Valentine's Day, a holiday celebrated by couples around the world to commemorate their love for one another. Not everyone looks forward to Valentine's Day, instead of focusing on a...

Time to Celebrate Black History Month 2020!

February 6, 2020 | Rachelle

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Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month events and celebrate Black culture, heritage and achievement in Canada. The theme this year, "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past," was inspired by the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Government...

New Year, New Start! Start your 2020 with Toronto Public Library

January 16, 2020 | Liana

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library is the largest library system in North America? With its 100 branches, it offers various programs and services for all ages. Here is what your Library can offer: Adult Literacy Services The Adult Literacy Program offers free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults in...

Holiday Season 2019 in Toronto

December 20, 2019 | Liana

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Holiday season is here! Here are some things to do in Toronto to make your holiday season bright. Toronto’s official Christmas tree Bring the holiday spirit to life by visiting Nathan Phillips Square to see the city’s official Christmas tree. The beautiful giant glitters with more than 525,000 lights and...

Human Rights Day: December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 | Suzanne

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The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948. This was a milestone document proclaiming the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of their background. We commemorate the signing of this document on Human Rights Day every December 10....

English as a Second Language (ESL) Collection at Toronto Public Library

December 4, 2019 | Liana

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Learning a new language can be challenging, but it can be easy with Toronto Public Library’s help. Did you know that Toronto Public Library has a vast English as a Second Language (ESL) collection? Every Toronto Public Library branch has some ESL books, but you will find the biggest collections...

Romanian Materials at Your Library | Materiale românești la biblioteca ta

November 13, 2019 | Liana

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library has Romanian materials available for borrowing? Pick up a book, a CD or a DVD at your local library branch, or access online materials in Romanian. Have a look numerous items available for children and adults. If you're new to the Library, you...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 | Suzanne

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In 1992, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day recognizes that people living in poverty experience many interrelated deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including: dangerous work conditions unsafe housing lack...

Join us in Celebrating Library Settlement Partnerships: October 15-26, 2019

October 15, 2019 | Stacey

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This week, Toronto Public Library (TPL) celebrates Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP), a service offered at 14 library locations through partnership with seven local settlement agencies. This program expands TPL’s newcomer services by providing a dedicated space for multilingual settlement workers to connect with newcomers in our libraries. And every October,...

International Day of Sign Language: September 23, 2019

September 20, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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International Day of Sign Language (IDSL) is celebrated each year on September 23. This year's theme is "‘Sign Language Rights for All!’. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 5% of the world's population are deaf or hard of hearing. That number equals to just over 460 million people. Photo...