City Librarian's Report for November 2018

November 8, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the November 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. Advancing Our Digital Platforms New Website Feature: Search Spotlights To improve the searching experience on the TPL website, staff have recently begun creating...

Know Your Vote T.O.

October 18, 2018 | Loretta

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This fall, Toronto Public Library launched Know Your Vote T.O., a civic engagement tool that allows voters to find out what ward they live in, see who is running to represent their neighbourhood on city council, and learn about their Councillor candidates’ views on some of the big issues facing...

City Librarian's Report for October 2018

October 17, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the October 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Borrowing History Now Available TPL customers...

Reelworld Festival Passes Available Through The Sun Life Financial MAP Program

October 2, 2018 | MAP Coordinator

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If you have a valid adult library card and you’re a fan of socially engaged films and documentaries, Toronto Public Library has some great news. This year, as part of its Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass program, the library is teaming up with the 2018 Reelworld Film Festival...

Read Indigenous this Fall

October 2, 2018 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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If you’re looking for new read recommendations, pick up the list of must-read titles written by authors, writers, illustrators and knowledge keepers at your local branch. Read Indigenous is a yearly list selected in consultation with Toronto Public Library’s Indigenous Advisory Council. Here are some must-read titles: Halfbreed Maria Campbell...

Nuit Blanche Comes to Scarborough Civic Centre Library

September 27, 2018 | Ling

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Each year, people across Toronto indulge in a sleepless night of celebrating contemporary art. Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. This year, Nuit Blanche Toronto is extending the celebrations to Scarborough for...

City Librarian's Report for September 2018

September 14, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the September 2018 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Two New Innovation Spaces Now Open...

Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Fall 2018

September 11, 2018 | Diana L.

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From monarch butterflies to polar bears, saving aquatic ecosystems to preserving national parks, learning how to identify trees to picking up tips on how to live a zero-waste lifestyle, Torontonians will have access to a wide range of FREE environmental programs in the fall sessions of the Our Fragile Planet...

Not-So-Final Goodbyes from the EnvIR but More to Come from Our Fragile Planet!

August 11, 2018 | Janelle R

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I, Janelle Richards, am sorry to say that today is my last day as your Environmentalist in Residence! While I'm sad to leave, I want to highlight some of the really cool things that I've been up to over the last 10 weeks. Over 10 weeks, 2 libraries, and 20...

Dive into the World of Water on August 11th at Scarborough Civic Centre Branch

August 8, 2018 | Janelle R

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World Water Day happens every year on March 22nd. But, in the heat of August, now seems like the perfect time to celebrate water! When was the last time you thanked water? Canada is lucky to have over 20% of the world's freshwater. Toronto is even more lucky to be...