Explore Toronto History Museums for Free With Your Library Card on Walk-Up Weekdays Until August 29

July 11, 2019 | Tanya O

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Back in May, we celebrated Museum Month with the City of Toronto by partnering to offer Walk-Up Weekdays. This popular program has now been extended until August 29, 2019. For Walk-Up Weekdays, your library card gives you free admission Tuesdays through Thursdays to the City-owned and operated Toronto History Museums....

My Time as the Environmentalist in Residence: A Bittersweet Goodbye

July 8, 2019 | Broti

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Oh no! It’s over! June 29th marked the last day of my environmental residency term with the Toronto Public Library at the S. Walter Stewart Branch, and it is safe to say that this goodbye has not been an easy one. The staff at S. Walter Stewart welcomed me with...

Line by Line: Sharing Ourselves & Our Stories

June 26, 2019 | Rachelle

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On Thursday, June 13, Adult Literacy Services launched a new commemorative compilation, Line By Line Sharing Ourselves & Our Stories. This book showcases work written by participants from 13 Literacy and Basic Skills programs in Toronto. Adult learners with varied literacy skill levels expressed themselves through short stories, life stories,...

Nurturing Children's Connection to Nature

June 20, 2019 | Broti

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When I think back to my childhood, my fondest memories are all of the outdoors, split between two very different countries. I grew up taking walks by the Padma River with my parents and watching fishermen work tirelessly. In the Monsoon rain, in my school’s courtyard, I gathered fallen mangoes...

City Librarian's Report for June 2019

June 7, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the June 2019 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 History Sets Available for Ontario Schools...

My First Month as the Environmentalist in Residence: So Many Questions, So Little Time

May 30, 2019 | Broti

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Time flies when you’re having fun, especially inside the spaceship, a.k.a. the S. Walter Stewart Branch! If you have not had a chance to visit yet, you might not be aware that space travel and discovery inspired the architecture of the S. Walter Stewart building where I have been exploring...

Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library Donation Drive 2019

May 24, 2019 | Tanya O

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What is the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library? The Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library is a collection of musical instruments including guitars, keyboards, and violins that can be borrowed for free with a valid library card. Toronto Public Library, in partnership with Sun Life, launched the city’s second...

Toronto Public Library Launches Second Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

May 24, 2019 | Tanya O

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The Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library Shares the Joy of Music. Ever dream of playing the guitar? How about the xylophone, mandolin or doumbek? You can try them all for free with a valid library card! Torontonians now have even more access to music as Toronto Public Library and...

City Librarian's Report for May 2019

Below is my report for the May 2019 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 Online Card Renewal Now Available Online...

Your Library Card Provides Free Access to Toronto History Museums in May 2019!

May 1, 2019 | Tanya O

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Update for June 2019 This popular program has been extended for the month of June 2019! You can use your library card for free admission Tuesdays through Thursdays to the City-owned and operated Toronto History Museums this month. See below for more details about how it works. Original Article We're...