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What a lovely post, Raymond!
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Thank you for this thoughtful post, Bill!
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Computer and library training programs for older adults help bridge the digital divide. Toronto Public Library is committed to supporting older adults in becoming digitally literate. We plan, design and promote opportunities to learn about technologies that enhance daily living and social inclusion. Our classes, workshops and one-on-one sessions aim... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at The Innovation Hubs
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An Arduino program for teens at Fort York Branch. It is truly amazing the world we live in, with all the different technology that we now have access to. Sure, the latest iPhone and gaming systems are great fun, but what’s even more impactful is the hardware and software that... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at The Innovation Hubs
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A Youth Hub participant tries out the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. If you’re a teen or a millennial like me, you grew up with technology all around you – from the very beginnings of the Internet to all the “smart” phones/watches/things we now use on the daily. As a... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2018 at The Innovation Hubs
Hi Margherita, thank you for your post. I suggest that you visit and speak with staff at the Business, Science and Technology Department on the 3rd floor of Toronto Reference Library at Yonge/Bloor. They are knowledgeable about relevant resources out in the community - including potential mentorship opportunities - and will be happy to help with your inquiry. Good luck and all the best!
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Library staff will showcase and answer questions about technologies available through our Digital Innovation Hubs and Pop-Up Learning Labs. Toronto Public Library staff are exhibiting at this year’s TAVES Consumer Electronics Show, taking place October 13 to 15 at Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke. Staff will showcase and answer questions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at The Innovation Hubs
Thanks for this blog post, Frances! I participated in this contest back in 2005. I didn't win but I remember that it was quite a fun and frantic experience! Some of the winning submissions are really great too - and look forward to reading about the winning title this year!
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Thanks! And yes, the baked goods in the two cafes upstairs and downstairs looked wonderful. :)
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Thanks Archana! Hope you get to check off your bucket list. :)
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Thanks Muriel! It was definitely a highlight of our family East Coast trip.
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Thanks Eunice. I hope you get to visit one day too!
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Thanks Astrida. Look forward to discovering other library buildings around the world too! :-)
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Thanks Fiona! I'm glad you got to visit the space too. The Urban Living Room was one of my favourite spaces in the building too!
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The zig-zagging stairs and bridge in the open atrium were quite striking. As someone who works for a library, I often get inspired by the innovative work of other library and cultural organizations. To be innovative, I think it's important to also look outwards and to learn from the great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at The Innovation Hubs
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Hi Mumtaz, thank you for following up. I will connect with you our Innovation Hub librarian Dawn directly by e-mail and she will follow up with you about your inquiry. Thank you for your interest in our program!
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Hi Troy, thank you for your interest in the residency program. We were thrilled with the enthusiastic response to Frank's classes. I'm sorry you weren't able to take advantage of them, but he does have one more free panel discussion taking place on Sat. July 23. Hope you can check this out: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT243253&R=EVT243253 Although we don't have anything planned yet, we hope to offer more app development classes in the future. In the fall, our Scarborough Civic Centre Branch will host an Innovator in Residence focused on virtual reality. Details will be available in mid-to-late August.
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Drone making, augmented reality, blacksmith demo, and a BB-8 droid are just some of the amazing things you will see at the Maker Festival at Toronto Reference Library on Saturday, July 9 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, July 10 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). This year's event is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at The Innovation Hubs
Hi Ibrahim. Thank you for getting in touch. I am very sorry to hear about your daughter. I have e-mailed my contacts at Enabling the Future about your situation and to inquire about what potential options are available. When I hear back, I will follow up with you by e-mail. Please take care!
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Digital Innovation Hub staff member Alex Dimitrov with his 3D print out that he designed based on Seth's poster for the inaugural TCAF in 2003. The 2016 Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend - May 14 and 15 - at Toronto Reference Library. For the third consecutive year,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at The Innovation Hubs
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New Innovator in Residence Frank Tsonis -- pictured here at InterAccess Media Centre -- will deliver classes and lectures about mobile app development (Photo: Rob Cruickshank, Flickr). This spring, from May 9 to July 31, the library's new Innovator in Residence Frank Tsonis will give lectures and teach classes about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Innovation Hubs
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The Open Data Book Club was previously hosted at Studio Y at MaRS Discovery District. Starting on April 21, Toronto Reference Library and its Digital Innovation Hub will host the monthly Open Data Book Club. These monthly meetings invite data miners, analysts and engaged citizens to get a better understanding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The Innovation Hubs
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Teens at Sanderson Branch's After School Youth Hub tried out virtual reality apps. During the March Break, participants at the Youth Hub at Sanderson Branch visited London, England, survived a haunted house, journeyed through the deserts of Jakku in Star Wars, and attended a Paul McCartney concert - "Who's Paul... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The Innovation Hubs
Hi Marc, thank you for your question. I e-mailed you a few suggestions that I hope are helpful. Good luck with your project!
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This November and December, Fort York Branch's Digital Innovation Hub hosted an Innovator in Residence program focused on robotics. Resident Myke Predko hosted a series of classes, demos, and other programs for delighted enthusiasts. We're happy to share the following update from Myke - in his own words - below:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at The Innovation Hubs