Celebrate Black History Month 2019

January 31, 2019 | Rachelle

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If you are new to Canada, you may be wondering...what is Black History Month all about? Well, here is some history for you! Black History Month actually began as Black History Week back in 1926 when an American historian, Carter G. Woodson, and the Association for the Study of Negro...

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 18, 2019 | Suzanne

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January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day that commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust from the Second World War. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. It designates January 27th as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of...

A Look Back at the History of Jewish Canadians

January 3, 2019 | Danya Elsayed

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Canada is a cultural mosaic; our citizens come from all over the world. You might have made the journey yourself from another country, or maybe one of your family members did long ago. Regardless of how we got here, our diversity strengthens our identities as Canadians. This week we're taking...

International Migrants Day

December 14, 2018 | Suzanne

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Tuesday December 18th is International Migrants Day. Throughout human history, people have migrated to new places to overcome adversity and live a better life. Advances in communication and transportation have greatly increased the number of people who have a desire to move to other places. The Toronto Public Library would...

Urdu at Your Library | اُردُو

November 30, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Welcome to Toronto! ٹورانٹو میں خوش آمدید! Toronto Public Library offers many services, all free, to help you get settled in Toronto. If you're new to the library, you can learn more in this free guide to library information in Urdu. Malvern Library Library Branches with Urdu Items Did you...

Online Tools for Learning English

November 16, 2018 | Ling

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From books to classes to online tools, the Toronto Public Library has plenty of resources that can help you learn or improve your English. The Toronto Public Library also offers many online tools that you can take advantage of using your library card. Here are just a few of the...

Remembrance Day 2018

November 2, 2018 | Suzanne

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November 11th is Remembrance Day. This is a day we recognize the men and women who have served during times of war and conflict. We recognize our veterans as the ones who came before us to fight for our freedom so we may live peacefully. We wear a poppy as...

Tibetan Materials at your Library | བོད་སྐད།

October 20, 2018 | Danya Elsayed

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Hello! བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།! There are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world. We have more than 200 in Toronto alone! Tibetan is spoken by people from Tibet, which is a small autonomous region within China. The region is known for its breathtaking scenery and religious sanctuaries. Fun fact: Did you know...

Join us in Celebrating 10 Years of Library Settlement Partnerships

October 5, 2018 | Stacey

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For over a decade, Toronto Public Library has served newcomers through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP), partnering with local settlement agencies and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This October, we invite you to join us in celebrating LSP Week’s 10th anniversary with a variety of activities at locations across...

Polish Materials at Your Library | Polska w twojej bibliotece

September 21, 2018 | Ling

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library has Polish materials that you can borrow as well as materials you can access online? Pick up a book, a CD or a DVD at one of our 12 locations that house Polish collections. You can also browse all of the materials online...