Year-end message from the City Librarian

December 20, 2023 | Vickery Bowles

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A year-end message from the City Librarian about the impacts of the ransomware attack against TPL and our commitment to restoring services starting later in January 2024 Hello everyone, With both gratitude and a heavy heart, I am writing to provide an update on the status of our services in...

City Librarian's Report for October 2023

October 17, 2023 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the October 2023 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes 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. Opening up our public space Launch of the Feeding...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

September 11, 2023 | Jamie

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This year marks the third year of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. While September 30 may be the day that we remember and learn, truth and reconciliation is a year-round initiative. To support your continued learning on truth and reconciliation, we've compiled a list of physical and online...

City Librarian's Report for September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the September 2023 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes 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. Opening up our public space Four revitalized branches reopened...

Reflections from the City Librarian

September 6, 2023 | Vickery Bowles

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This week we launch the first season of a new year-long series that focuses on the vital importance of intellectual freedom. We have a fabulous lineup of programs, exhibits and installations designed to both inform and engage, with leading writers, thinkers and activists in some of the most critical conversations...

Supporting Seniors’ Digital Skills

June 12, 2023 | Stacey

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TPL continues to keep older adults and seniors socially connected and engaged through library services, programs and collections. As we increasingly become a digital-based society, it’s integral to be able to confidently navigate the online world, find useful and current information and stay connected with family and friends. People who...

City Librarian's Report for June 2023

June 7, 2023 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the June 2023 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes 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. Opening up our public space Asian Heritage Month TPL's...

Connect with Nature at the Library

June 6, 2023 | Diana L.

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With warmer temperatures on the forecast, many Torontonians are enjoying more time outdoors and in nature. Can you identify the birds by the songs they sing? Would you like to harvest fresh cherry tomatoes, cucumbers or herbs grown at home or in your local community garden? Are you looking for...

National Indigenous History Month 2023

June 6, 2023 | Jamie

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June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It's time to honour and learn more about Indigenous histories, languages, cultures, experiences and worldviews. Celebrate this important month with us! Window display at Spadina Road branch. Attend library programs From dance performances, storytelling and film...

Find Us at The Word on the Street

May 15, 2023 | TPL Staff

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Come out and see us at the 2023 Word on the Street (WOTS) festival on May 27-28 at Queen’s Park Crescent East. We'll be there with our bookmobile Big Blue, lending books, hosting story times and signing up new members. On the main stage, discover our On Civil Society series...