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Suzanne
Toronto
Librarian at the Toronto Public Library interested in social justice and community development
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Thank you for sharing these links, Cameron. These are some great tips on how to get involved and informed. And glad you like the list!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2019 on Human Rights Day: December 10, 2019 at New to Canada
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The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948. This was a milestone document proclaiming the rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of their background. We commemorate the signing of this document on Human Rights Day every December 10.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2019 at New to Canada
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In 1992, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly designated October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day recognizes that people living in poverty experience many interrelated deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including: dangerous work conditions unsafe housing lack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at New to Canada
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One of my favourite ways to while away the time during summer days as a child was to have my nose in a book, fan whirring, a cold drink by my side. Ahh, the dog days of summer. I spent many of them at my grandparents, with lots of fond... Continue reading
That first picture makes me laugh out loud! I remember making tons of paper dolls with very intricate outfits during one particularly boring summer..
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In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. This day recognizes humanitarian workers who have risked and lost their lives in humanitarian service. Every year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on bringing together people from across the world to advocate for the survival, well-being, and dignity... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at New to Canada
Wow, I learned so much from reading this post. Thank you, Marie.
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Broti! I too have enjoyed many a walk around Morningside Park, even spotting deer and coyote there in the early morning hours. I like your suggestions for nature-based activities--much needed for those of us lacking nature in our urban environments. We could all use a little more forest bathing! https://time.com/5259602/japanese-forest-bathing/
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Saturday, June 8 is World Oceans Day. On this day we celebrate the ocean, its importance in our lives, and how each of us can protect it. The first World Oceans Day was in 1992, and in 2008 the United Nations passed a resolution to officially recognize World Oceans Day.... Continue reading
Love your recommended reads! I recently finished Ayesha at Last and Boat people is next on my list. :)
Toggle Commented May 21, 2019 on Asian Heritage Month 2019 at New to Canada
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What a great list. Happy to see that I've read some of these, but also time to place some holds! Here's two more I recommend: That Time I Loved You by Carrianne Leung, https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3618881&R=3618881 Kay's Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y. K. Choi, https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM3366841&R=3366841
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April 21 is World Creativity and Innovation Day. This is a day designated by the United Nations to encourage creative thought and expression. Your local library is a great place to take your little one to explore their creativity. Have you explored a library branch that has a KidsStop? Thirteen... Continue reading
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April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate with your child than by exploring some of the poetry books available at the library. Reading poetry aloud can be a wonderful experience for children, exposing them to the patterns and rhythms of language. Poetry can take unexpected twists... Continue reading
Thanks for highlighting the organization Women Win Toronto. I'm in awe of their hard work to help racialized women run for Municipal Office. I also have some new books to add to my to-read list!
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2019 on International Women's Day 2019 at New to Canada
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Thanks, Maria. I'm glad I could introduce you to something new. Do check out the collection next time you visit Barbara Frum library!
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January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an international memorial day that commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust from the Second World War. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. It designates January 27th as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2019 at New to Canada
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Tuesday December 18th is International Migrants Day. Throughout human history, people have migrated to new places to overcome adversity and live a better life. Advances in communication and transportation have greatly increased the number of people who have a desire to move to other places. The Toronto Public Library would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at New to Canada
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November 11th is Remembrance Day. This is a day we recognize the men and women who have served during times of war and conflict. We recognize our veterans as the ones who came before us to fight for our freedom so we may live peacefully. We wear a poppy as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at New to Canada
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Welcome to the library! లైబ్రరీకి స్వాగతం! Did you know that the Toronto Public Library carries over 700 materials in the Telugu language? With a variety of materials available, let us help you find your next favourite book or movie in Telugu! You can find materials in Telugu at the Albion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at New to Canada
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Chag Sameach! This Saturday marks the celebration of Tikkun Leil Shavuot, a Jewish cultural festival celebrating the festival of Shauvot. The springtime holiday of Shavuot commemorates the moment that the ancient Israelites received the Torah at Mount Sinai. In anticipation of the revelation, members of the Jewish community who observe... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at New to Canada
Hi Sohee, Thank you for your suggestions! It is always helpful to get the opinions of someone who knows the language rather than a translating service. Thank you for reading our blog. Much appreciated! Suzanne
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Hello! 안녕하세요! Did you know that there are ten branches that carry Korean materials at the Toronto Public Library? North York Central Library Palmerston Toronto Reference Library Agincourt Cedarbrae Fairview Richview Bayview Centennial St. James Town With over 4,000 books, CDs, DVDs and magazines to choose from, make the Toronto... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at New to Canada
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Kim’s Convenience is a show that has delighted Canadian audiences since it started in October 2016. If you haven’t had the chance to tune in, the show follows a Korean Canadian family based right here in Toronto! Mr. Kim is a first-generation Canadian and the proud owner of Kim's Convenience,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at New to Canada
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With the deadline quickly approaching, it’s time to get the ball rolling on filing your income taxes for 2017! If you’re like most Canadians, you are gathering together everything you need to file your taxes by the April deadline. This differs if you have your own business or are self-employed,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at New to Canada
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Hello! こんにちは! Did you know that there are four bra... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at New to Canada