City Librarian's Report for October 2019

October 11, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the October 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 Two New Youth...

Where We Gather: Public Life in Toronto

September 23, 2019 | Diana L.

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This fall, Toronto Public Library is partnering with the University of Toronto School of Cities to offer a free, four-part lecture series called Where We Gather, which examines how public spaces shape city life in Toronto. Presented as part of our On Civil Society program series, the goal of Where...

Transformation Station: TPL at The Word on the Street

September 17, 2019 | Melanie

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Headed to The Word on the Street this weekend at Harbourfront Centre? We are too! On Saturday, Toronto Public Library (TPL) is presenting three discussions about the impact of technology on civil society. Then we’re back on Sunday to take over the Brigantine Patio to showcase our incredible collections, services,...

City Librarian's Report for September 2019

September 13, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the September 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 Activate Your Commute Campaign with Toronto...

Back to School for Less

September 3, 2019 | Sophi

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Thrilled to kick off my role as this fall's Environmentalist in Residence with tips on how I do back to school in an eco-friendly way for less. This time of year can be equally exciting and stressful seeing as supplies and an updated wardrobe can get costly. As a waste...

On Civil Society Fall 2019 Lineup

August 23, 2019 | Jorge Amigo

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Join us for discussions on the most critical issue of our time, like climate change, populism, urban spaces, democracy and the impact of tech on society.

#OnCivilSociety at The Word On The Street, 2019

August 22, 2019 | Jorge Amigo

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For the second year in a row, Toronto Public Library is excited to program a stage at The Word On The Street (WOTS), as part of WOTS Plus 2019! Come to the library's stage on Saturday, September 21, for an afternoon of discussions about the impact of technology on civil...

Meet Sophi Robertson, Our Environmentalist in Residence for Fall 2019!

August 1, 2019 | Diana L.

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From September 2 to November 9, Toronto Public Library welcomes Sophi Robertson, our fall Environmentalist in Residence (EnvIR) presented as part of the Our Fragile Planet program series! Photo credit: Amanda Dell'Aquila. Since 2016, Sophi lives a waste-less lifestyle and actively engages with community members, brands and companies to live...

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...