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Toronto Public Library is one of the world's busiest urban public library systems. Every year, 19 million people visit our branches in neighbourhoods across the city and borrow 32 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131. To get the most current updates on what's happening at the library, follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary
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One of the easiest things you can do to get your child ready for reading is to sing! From the moment your child is born, they love to hear your voice. Here are five ways singing helps build important pre-reading skills: Singing helps your child hear the smaller sounds in... Continue reading
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on Canadian society. How will it affect the labour market and what does it mean for future skills demand? "LightScale II / Uwe Rieger (DE)" by Ars Electronica is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Recently, The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E)... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Innovation Hubs
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If you are thinking that this award is usually given out in the autumn during literary awards season, you are correct. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year's Governor General's Literary Awards were postponed and are taking place now instead. Fans of literary awards will be delighted to learn that... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Buzz...About Books
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This year, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) has moved online, from May 8 – 15. There'll be keynote talks, panel discussions, online art shows and more – all available from wherever you are. (See a few event highlights, below.) And do you know what goes well with a digital... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Buzz...About Books
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As Toronto Public Library expands online services to support Torontonians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) continues to assist newcomers with their settlement needs. For over 14 years, TPL has partnered with local settlement agencies for LSP, with the goal of helping newcomers settle over the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at New to Canada
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For this category, we delve into people we’d like to meet. The beauty of this topic is that the person you’d like to meet doesn’t have to be attainable. It can be someone who is fictional, currently alive or who has passed on. Whether it be a historical figure, pop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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The 93rd Academy Awards will be televised on April 25, 2021. This year's Oscars will definitely be different. For many, that's a good thing. After years of criticism, this year's nominees are the most diverse to date. There are many firsts: Steven Yuen is the first Asian-American to be nominated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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Last week, the Indigenous arts community lost an incredible Ojibway artist, named Samuel Ash (1951 - 2021). Ash became Deaf at a young age and was raised by foster parents in Umfreville, Ontario. He learned how to read and write at the "Ontario School for the Deaf in Belleville (now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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Do you make to-do lists? Have you ever made a “to-read” list? One of our frequent visitors to Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books has a “to-read” list that is very long… 1,001 books long! Allow us to introduce you to David Cohen and his incredible reading... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died. Prince Philip was the longest serving consort of a reigning monarch in the Commonwealth, and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family. Below are a selection of photos of Prince Philip from our Toronto... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2021 at Local History & Genealogy
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You’ve landed an interview but you’re having trouble communicating your ideas with confidence. Tharsheka Natkunam, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares some advice on how to speak confidently, especially during an interview. Tharsheka Natkunam, Toronto Public Library Career Coach in Residence So you want to know how to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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This is such a terrific, open category full of reading possibilities. Collaboration is key in a variety of books from anthologies and collections to translations. Books that are co-authored or contain contributions by both an author and illustrator also work. Graphic novels and comics are often created by a team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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You may be wondering: why am I writing about voting rights? We are not close to any elections at the municipal, provincial or federal levels. Well, March 31 marks 61 years since most Indigenous communities living in Canada were granted the right to vote in federal elections. Yes, you read... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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Hello! I am Emily White, a conservator at Toronto Public Library. In September 2020, I started the conservation treatment of a series of new drawings in our Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. Here I am in Toronto Reference Library's conservation lab working on the project. The drawings In 2019,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Arts & Culture
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It has been made painfully clear that anti-Asian racism is on the rise in the wake of the tragic events in Atlanta, as well as the large number of anti-Asian attacks in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m condemning these... Continue reading
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Creative expression is what connects the heart to the body. Several studies have shown that embracing your creativity – through visual arts, music, writing, designing, or another way – can help relax the body and release dopamine. Dopamine is a natural anti-depressant. "Girl Using Laptop in park" by CollegeDegrees360. Used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at The Innovation Hubs
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This is the third part of a three-part blog on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, I introduced the Internet of things (IoT) as the expansion of digital devices communicating with each other and discussed the first main factor enabling this: the improvement of standards and protocols... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at The Innovation Hubs
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"Ides" refers to a day in the middle of the month, often a day when debts are due. In Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, a soothsayer warns the title character to "beware the Ides of March". He should have paid attention. On that particular March 15 things escalated quickly and Caesar... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an American author, lecturer and activist. She spoke publicly in support of workers' rights, birth control, women's suffrage and people with disabilities. She was also: a graduate of Radcliffe College at Harvard University a member of the Socialist Party of America and one of the founders... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at The Buzz...About Books
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Jennifer Gaudette, one of our Career Coaches in Residence, shares her insights on how to make a career decision that's right for you. The Career Coaches in Residence program offers remote career and job search help for younger adults (18 to 29) from Feb 1, 2021 to Apr 9, 2021.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Career and Job Search Help Blog
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Fashion is a form of art that can express one’s emotions, culture and history. Making clothes incorporates aspects of creativity and attention to detail. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are being used to augment the creativity of artists and designers within the fashion industry. From generating outfits, to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at The Innovation Hubs
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Every year in February, we celebrate Black History Month in Canada. Black History Month was designed to: Highlight Black achievements Provide awareness of the African Diaspora Gain an understanding of the trailblazers who may have struggled to pave a better way for the future Honor historic members of the Black... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at New to Canada
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For many of us, there's something idyllic about gazing out the window with a cup of hot chocolate while the winter weather rages outside. But when it comes to kids, it usually doesn't take too long for a bad case of cabin fever to set in. So "weather" you like... Continue reading