You Are Invited to Celebrate Library Settlement Partnerships Week!

October 20, 2015 | Patty

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It's October and you are invited to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) at Toronto Public Library

The library, along with eight local settlement agencies, is celebrating Library Settlement Partnerships Week with a variety of events at LSP locations.  Running from October 13th to 24th and coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 12th-18th) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 18th-24th), this year’s LSP Week theme of “Music from Around the World” celebrates newcomers’ contributions to the Canadian music scene and introduces Canadian music to newcomer communities.

LSP Week Event at Agincourt Library

This year’s LSP Week celebrations include multicultural musical performances, visits by citizenship judges, a newcomer art exhibit, open houses, community information fairs and much more. 

NYCH Newcomer Youth Arts Exhibit: Celebrating LSP Week 2015  

In 2014, more than 1,200 people attended LSP Week special events.

Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, LSP enables community agencies to work year-round within Toronto Public Library to provide information, referrals, and group activities for newcomers.

Toronto Public Library offers LSP programs and services at 14 branches. Participating Settlement agencies include:

•         Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS)

•         Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS)

•         CultureLink

•         Kababayan Community Service Centre Inc.

•         North York Community House (NYCH)

•         Rexdale Women’s Centre

•         Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO)

•         YMCA Newcomer Information Centre (YMCA-NIC)


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For more music from around the world, the Toronto Public Library has much to offer online.  



Naxos Music Library, which is available from your home computer, offers a large selection of world music. All you need is a library card!  Below is a small sample of the music you can find in Naxos.

Folk Songs and Soundscapes from NepalAcoustic Africa   Impressions of Corsica 100 Beats Asian

Hoopla also offers a wide range of digital international music that you can borrow with your library card. The titles below give you an idea of the variety of music that is available.

Music Without Frontiers
Bhagavad Gita
Didgeridoo Magic
As Melhores do Marco Brasil


Happy LSP Week and hope to see you at one of our LSP Week events!