Helpful Summer 2020 Programs and Services for Newcomers

July 9, 2020 | Stacey

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As Toronto Public Library (TPL) moves into the next phase of re-opening, we continue to offer service to newcomers through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP). TPL and seven local settlement agencies work together to offer free one-on-one information and referral, as well as relevant programs for newcomers. LSP is funded by...

Library Settlement Partnerships Continue to Help Newcomers

May 15, 2020 | Elsa

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Our Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) service is still helping newcomers with their settlement questions through phone or email during our closure. Library Settlement Partnerships is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. LSP has been serving newcomers for more than 10 years. TPL and seven local settlement agencies work together...

Musical Instrument Lending at your Library

March 8, 2020 | Suzanne

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Music is a universal language. When my parents first moved to Canada, one thing that brought them together with their new friends was gathering for a meal and listening to music from their record collection. I remember Michael Jackson’s Bad and Whitney Houston’s debut album were both in heavy rotation....

Digital Innovation at your Library

March 3, 2020 | Ling

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Have you ever wanted to edit a photo using Adobe Photoshop, or print out a 3D figurine? We can help with that! Toronto Public Library offers free access to a wide array of technology, software, and classes and that can help you complete these tasks! From computers equipped with professional...

Family Day 2020 Fun!

February 14, 2020 | Danya Elsayed

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Welcome to the loooooong weekend of love! Valentine postcard from our Digital Archive. Today is February 14, also known as Valentine's Day, a holiday celebrated by couples around the world to commemorate their love for one another. Not everyone looks forward to Valentine's Day, instead of focusing on a...

Time to Celebrate Black History Month 2020!

February 6, 2020 | Rachelle

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Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month events and celebrate Black culture, heritage and achievement in Canada. The theme this year, "Canadians of African Descent: Going forward, guided by the past," was inspired by the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). Government...

New Year, New Start! Start your 2020 with Toronto Public Library

January 16, 2020 | Liana

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Did you know that Toronto Public Library is the largest library system in North America? With its 100 branches, it offers various programs and services for all ages. Here is what your Library can offer: Adult Literacy Services The Adult Literacy Program offers free one-on-one tutoring to English-speaking adults in...

Holiday Season 2019 in Toronto

December 20, 2019 | Liana

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Holiday season is here! Here are some things to do in Toronto to make your holiday season bright. Toronto’s official Christmas tree Bring the holiday spirit to life by visiting Nathan Phillips Square to see the city’s official Christmas tree. The beautiful giant glitters with more than 525,000 lights and...

Human Rights Day: December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 | Suzanne

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The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948. This was a milestone document proclaiming the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of their background. We commemorate the signing of this document on Human Rights Day every December 10....

English as a Second Language (ESL) Collection at Toronto Public Library

December 4, 2019 | Liana

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Learning a new language can be challenging, but it can be easy with Toronto Public Library’s help. Did you know that Toronto Public Library has a vast English as a Second Language (ESL) collection? Every Toronto Public Library branch has some ESL books, but you will find the biggest collections...