July 1: Get Ready for Canada Day!

June 28, 2018 | Rachelle

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Many events are taking place throughout the city to mark the 151st Canada Day. How will you be spending your Canada Day weekend? With so much to do, it is hard to decide! But what comes to mind when you think of Canada? Great Canadian symbols or a great land?...

Learn English in 5 Easy Steps

June 15, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Are you learning English as a Second Language (ESL)? You are not alone. More than one in five Canadians were born outside of Canada. According to the Statistics Canada's 2016 census that's as many as 7,540,830 immigrants. More than three-quarters of them did not grow up speaking English as children,...

Serbian Materials at Your Library | српски

June 1, 2018 | Ling

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library has Serbian materials available for borrowing? Pick up a book, a DVD, or even look through an ejournal. Have a look at the thousands of items available for children and adults on the website. If you'd like to browse the materials in person,...

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Library

May 18, 2018 | Danya Elsayed

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In 2002, the Canadian government declared May as Asian Heritage Month. During this month, Canadians are encouraged to learn about the history and accomplishments of Asian Canadians. From the likes of award-winning actress Sandra Oh, to world renowned environmentalist David Suzuki, to critically acclaimed author Shyam Selvadurai, Asian Canadians have...

Chag Sameach! It's Tikkun Leil Shavuot

May 16, 2018 | Suzanne

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Chag Sameach! This Saturday marks the celebration of Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a Jewish cultural festival celebrating the festival of Shauvot. The springtime holiday of Shavuot commemorates the moment that the ancient Israelites received the Torah at Mount Sinai. In anticipation of the revelation, members of the Jewish community who observe...

Fourth Toronto Newcomer Day

May 11, 2018 | Elsa

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On May 29, the fourth annual Toronto Newcomer Day will take place at Nathan Phillips Square. This annual celebration started in 2015 and Toronto Public Library has been participating since then. Each year, more and more Torontonians join in the celebration and there were about 8,000 participants in 2017. Here's...

Korean at Your Library | 도서관에서 만나실 수 있는 한국어 코너

May 4, 2018 | Suzanne

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Hello! 안녕하세요! Did you know that there are ten branches that carry Korean materials at the Toronto Public Library? North York Central Library Palmerston Toronto Reference Library Agincourt Cedarbrae Fairview Richview Bayview Centennial St. James Town With over 4,000 books, CDs, DVDs and magazines to choose from, make the Toronto...

RIP Barbara Bush, Adult Literacy Advocate

April 18, 2018 | Rachelle

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April 17th, 2018 marked the passing of Barbara Bush (1925-2018). The former First Lady of the United States was many things to many people. She was a wife, a mother and remarkable person. She was a fierce advocate for adult literacy and family literacy, publicly supporting the need for more...

Kim's Convenience in the Stacks

April 6, 2018 | Suzanne

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Kim’s Convenience is a show that has delighted Canadian audiences since it started in October 2016. If you haven’t had the chance to tune in, the show follows a Korean Canadian family based right here in Toronto! Mr. Kim is a first-generation Canadian and the proud owner of Kim's Convenience,...

Hungarian at Your Library| Magyar

March 23, 2018 | Maria Samurin

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Welcome to Toronto! Üdvözöljük Torontóban! 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 Hungarian. Barbara Frum Branch, Toronto Public Library Did you know that there...