Tagalog at your Library

August 4, 2015 | Maria Samurin

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Kamusta? This month's featured language on the New to Canada blog is Tagalog! Are you as excited as I am? 

We have new, featured, and popular Tagalog library material, including books, movies, music, and emagazines! Plus, learn how you can get a library card for free and share your favourite Tagalog titles in the 'comments' section below!


New to Canada? Get a library card! It's free.

Baguhan sa Canada? Sumapi sa aklatan. Ito ay libre o walang bayad! 


Library Branches with Tagalog 

The following Toronto Public Library branches have items in Tagalog:

Large: 1500 or more itemsMedium: 750-1500 itemsSmall: Fewer than 750 items

 You can also view our Tagalog locations on a map.

To find Tagalog materials at the library, you can search by typing directly into the search box on the Toronto Public Library homepage. When using advanced search, make sure to select 'Tagalog' from the language menu.

Note: Other related language options include 'Filipino', "Philippine languages', or 'Pilipino', but each one only has a handful of items.

Here are search results showing all Tagalog materials in the catalogue, sorted by date. I've also put together a list of some of the great Tagalog material we have at the library:



  My facebook boyfriend...for real!?. Vol. 1.  Wifely duties. Book 1.  Tagay, kapatid!  Bitter



Non Fiction

Buti pa ang Roma may bagong papa  Connect the dots - o kung paano ko kinulayan ang aking buhay  Boredom, stress and burnout - paano ko iha-handle?  Mga halamang-gamot sa Pilipinas



The amazing praybeyt Benjamin Be careful with my heart. Volume 40.  So it's you  Talk back and you're dead



Did you know that you can watch movies or TV shows and listen to music online, for free, with Hoopla? Here are some titles, either in Tagalog or set in the Philippines, that I thought you might be interested in:

Rakenrol  Santa Mesa   Dive Travel - Anilao Mabini Batangas Philippines

The Philippines The Philippines - 20 Love Songs The Voice Of The Philippines The Final 16



Zinio lets you read current issues of popular magazines online, for free. There are quite a few magazines from the Philippines on Zinio. Here are a few you might be interested in:

Cosmopolitan Philippines FHM Philippines Good Housekeeping Philippines Yes! Philippines


Hear-a-Story lets kids listen to Tagalog stories online for free. Popular stories include: Anggo Became a StoneKapre on the Akasya TreeLegend of MakihiyaLegend of Makopa, and Where Does the Volcano Taal Come From



You can also listen to Tagalog stories any time by calling Dial-a-Story at 416-395-5400. Stories are for children 12 years of age and younger.  


Do you have a favourite Tagalog book, CD, or DVD that you've borrowed from the library? If so, share it with other readers by using the 'comments' section below!