Our Fragile Planet: Environmental Programs for Spring 2019

March 20, 2019 | Diana L.

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This spring, learn about the benefits of native plants, waste reduction, how to take climate action and more through the Our Fragile Planet program series which offers a variety of environmental lectures and workshops for all ages, free of charge. With support from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation,...

City Librarian's Report for March 2019

March 19, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the March 25, 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion White Cane...

Home and Work: Today’s Industrial Revolution

This spring, we're partnering with one of Toronto’s best-loved museums, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), to bring Torontonians a series of events (interviews, round-tables, film screenings, interactive presentations and more) which explore the ways in which modern industry is changing our lives. Using the AGO’s exhibition Impressionism in the...

City Librarian's Report for February 2019

February 15, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the February 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 Announcing the New TPL Kids Website...

City Librarian's Report for January 2019

January 10, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the January 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. Expanding Access to Technology and Training Toronto Region Board of...

18 Free Holiday Programs to Check Out This Season

December 14, 2018 | Diana L.

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As the year comes to an end, ring in the holidays with a little library cheer! With over 400 programs to choose from in the last couple of weeks of 2018, we're confident that there's a program for everyone. And they are all free! If you're still looking for the...

City Librarian's Report for December 2018

November 29, 2018 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the December 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 #TOpicks: Library Staff Share Their Interests...

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...