Celebrate Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) at Toronto Public Library
The library and seven local settlement agencies will celebrate Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) from October 15 to 26, 2019 coinciding with Canadian Citizenship Week (October 14 to 20) and Ontario Public Library Week (October 20 to 26).
This year’s LSP Week theme, “Thankfulness,” ties in with Thanksgiving (October 14), and encourages us all to think about what we are thankful for in Canada, and how we can give back to our communities. A variety of events in many branch locations will take place, including:
- An Indigenous hand drumming circle, led by Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone, at Toronto Reference Library on Thursday October 17, 2 - 4 pm
- A celebration featuring newcomer art, face painting, and a multicultural thank you performance at Agincourt Branch on Friday October 18, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
- A film screening of Kayak to Klemtu followed by a lively discussion and Q&A, co-presented with REEL CANADA, at Fairview Branch on Tuesday October 22, 12:30 - 2:30 pm
- Other branches will also be featuring a variety of musical and dance performances. All Library Settlement Partnerships upcoming events.
LSP enables settlement agencies to work within Toronto Public Library to provide information, referrals and group activities for newcomers. All participating branches serve communities with high immigrant populations. In 2018, Toronto Public Library’s LSP program served more than 23,900 newcomers.
The LSP program started in Toronto Public Library and has since expanded across the province. Toronto Public Library is the largest participating library system with LSP programs and services offered at 14 branches. Participating settlement agencies include:
- Catholic Crosscultural Services
- Centre for Immigrant and Community Services
- CultureLink Settlement and Community Services
- Kababayan Multicultural Centre
- Rexdale Women’s Centre
- TNO—The Neighbourhood Organization
- YMCA Newcomer Information Centre
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