Hindi at Your Library | अपने पुस्तकालय में हिंदी

November 6, 2015 | Suzanne

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Hello! नमस्ते! Did you know that there are over 40 branches with Hindi collections at the Toronto Public Library? With close to 2000 Hindi DVDs and 4500 Hindi books to choose from, make the Toronto Public Library the first place you visit if you read in Hindi, want to learn Hindi, or would like to catch the latest Bollywood film. Welcome!  आपका स्वागत है!

A quick search of Hindi DVDs from 2014 shows me that there are 49 titles to choose from. So...I could watch a new Bollywood movie every night until Christmas! Hmm...movie night, anyone?

Here are some examples of top rated 2015 Bollywood films that are available in the Toronto Public Library collection:

Baby    Bajrangi Bhaijaan    Gabbar is Back    Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The library also has a great collection of resources to help you learn Hindi. Have you used Mango Languages? Mango Languages is a language learning tool that has many languages to choose from, including Hindi. It is helpful for learning English, too. Why not give it a try? क्यों न इसे एक प्रयास दें?  There are other ways the library can help you learn English. Browse the New to Canada section of our website for more information. 

Don't have a library card yet? Don’t worry, it’s easy! Simply bring a piece of valid and current name and address identification to your local branch and we can help you get a card. Here is how to get a library card in Hindi

You can also watch this helpful video for an introduction to library services in Hindi.

  Your Library in Hindi

Don't forget to try Hoopla to find music and movies in Hindi.

Here are some music titles to try:

Bollywood Master Hindi Film Songs    Hindi Gold Classics    Hindi Songs the Classics

We also have over 600 Hindi books for children. Why not try a Hindi book with your child?

Brown bear brown bear what do you see    Candani mem garam khira    Ruru Raga    Tom and Sofia start school

In addition to these great print and electronic resources, the library also has programs for Hindi speakers. On Thurs. Dec. 17th, the Humberwood Branch will be holding a Parenting Skills Workshop in Urdu, Hindi & Panjabi. This program is presented in partnership with the Rexdale Women’s Centre.  

From programs, to books, movies and more, the Toronto Public Library's Hindi Collection is here waiting for you. Come and check it out!  आइए और इसे देखिए!