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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at What's On at the Library
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Now that we're heading into colder weather, most of us are starting to feel the winter blues kick in. The shortened days and decrease in daylight actually trigger the onset of a disorder called SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Feeling unmotivated or moody? The library can help you take steps to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Up until recently, I've been toying with the idea of starting my own business. Living in an era where startups are the thing, it seems like every other person owns or is involved in a small business. In fact, self-employment now represents 15.6% of all working Canadians, as of January... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Up until recently, I've been toying with the idea of starting my own business. Living in an era where startups are the thing, it seems like every other person owns or is involved in a small business. In fact, self-employment now represents 15.6% of all working Canadians, as of January... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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This post is brought to you by Barbara Frum Library's children's librarian Amena, a huge Harry Potter fan! It has been eight years since the last Harry Potter book was published and four years since the last film, but “the Boy Who Lived” continues to make headlines. Here’s the latest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Find out about buying property in Ontario and the First Time Homebuyer Program. Sofia Uzlaner, Sales Representative of Right at Home Realty Inc., will provide all the information you need to know about making your first real estate purchase. Please register for this program by calling or e-mailing one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Ever wanted to learn how to search the Internet to find accurate and reliable information? Need help with computers but were too afraid to ask? We've got you covered! Barbara Frum Library now offers free computer classes in its brand new Le@rning Centre. Barbara Frum Library's Le@rning Centre We offer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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If you're looking for a great teen read this Valentine's Day, why not pick up a book from this display in the Teen area: Blind Date with a Book display in the Teen Zone There's one catch! All the recommended books are wrapped so you won't be able to see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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The Maker Movement is all the rage lately. Find out all about it at the third ever Toronto Mini Maker Faire, coming up soon on November 22-23 at its largest venue yet, the Toronto Reference Library. According to the folks at Toronto Mini Maker Faire #MMFTO: "Makers range from tech... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
That's great Denise, enjoy!
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This past week I've been racking my brain for things to do with my relatives visiting from overseas. Mind you, they aren't rookies when it comes to being a tourist in Toronto. Heck, they've been coming annually to our beloved city for the past 20 years - they're practically Torontonians.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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It's almost back to school time for the kids and also for many of us, back to work from our summer vacations. Don't let your back to work blues get to you! The Barbara Frum Library is hosting a ton of programs to get you back in the groove: ABC's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
I loved reading Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui - hilarious and totally honest! Great picks Miss Vicky :)
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It's hard enough moving to a new community, getting to know your neighbourhood, and trying to find the closest grocery store, library, & school. Imagine settling into a new country where you don't speak the language - it can be terrifying! In partnership with North York Community House (NYCH), Barbara... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Since 2009, June has been recognized as Aboriginal History Month in Canada. Join the Toronto Public Library this month in celebrating the heritage and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The Barbara Frum Branch will be hosting Ojibway Storyteller, Aaron Bell, who will be sharing his gift of First Nations... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Want to learn more about the Chinese culture in Toronto? Have you always wondered what the history is behind your favourite Chinese dish? We'll be celebrating the month with a feature presentation by author Arlene Chan. Retired Toronto Public Librarian, Arlene Chan, launched her writing career in 1997 with The... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Are you a youth looking to earn volunteer hours? Love playing chess in your free time and want to spread your knowledge of this great game? Join the Chess in the Library (CITL) program! Chess in the library is a student volunteer-run program. Since 2009, the program has expanded to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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It's been a long winter but spring is finally in the air. Time to say goodbye to the winter blues! Nothing says a fresh start like doing some spring cleaning and a little redecorating. Home decoration trends, just like your wardrobe, change with every season. Check out current Spring trends... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Barbara Frum Branch will be undergoing a minor renovation until early March to better serve the public. Here's what you need to know: The 2nd floor will not be accessible. The rest of the library will remain open at regular hours of operation. During this time, customers may continue to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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What does your zodiac animal have in store for you this year? It seems like yesterday we rang in 2014 with champagne, new resolutions, and goals for the year. But, celebrations aren’t quite over yet. January 31st marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, Chinese Year of the Horse.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Barbara Frum District Blog
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Kung Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財! You've probably been heari... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
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This past Tuesday evening, patrons of all ages came out to celebrate Agincourt's annual Seniors' Open House. It was an evening to remember as patrons listened to new fiction recommendations over tea & coffee, learned about TPL's Home Library Service offerings, and browsed through a huge selection of book sale... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
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Agincourt Branch, Program Room Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us for a fun-filled evening at Agincourt's Seniors' Open House! Want to find out what the hottest books are of the season? Discuss new books, recommendations, and old favourites with library staff. Have you always wondered how to use... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Agincourt District Libraries Blog
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