4 Ways To Achieve Work-Life Balance with George Brown College

January 10, 2020 | Diana L.

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The new year is often a time when people make new goals and resolutions – but what about assessing the amount of time and energy spent at work compared to personal aspects of their life? Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Starting in January, Toronto Public Library, in partnership with...

City Librarian's Report for December 2019

December 5, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the December 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 Toronto's Six Millionth Ebook of 2019...

City Librarian's Report for November 2019

November 14, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the November 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. Palmerston Branch Room Rental Update The room rental event featuring...

5 Tips for a Greener Holiday Season

November 14, 2019 | Sophi

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I’ve just wrapped up my time as Toronto Public Library's Environmentalist in Residence. Thank you to all the staff, community groups and people who attended my programs. It was great to get to know everyone at Richview Branch. I’m inspired by the individual efforts that so many Torontonians are doing...

Let's. Talk. Period. National Period Day is October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019 | Sophi

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Photo Credit: Erol Ahmer via Unsplash. Did you know it’s the world’s first National Period Day in the US is on October 19? According to Period.org, this day is “elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the...

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 B

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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...