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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 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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The stacks in Toronto Public Library hold thousands of books about our city's history. Some can only be read in the library ("Reference Only") but there are hundreds you can borrow. All books listed here are available to take home. These are no ordinary history books. Each one is devoted... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Local History & Genealogy
As expected, my workshop this month on funding got my biggest turnout. As promised, I’m going to share some of the resources from my workshop. The Basics: Getting funding means telling a story about who you and your organization are, what you’ve done, what you want to do, and how... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Business & Personal Finance
One must-see item in TD Gallery's new exhibit, Alice Opens the Door, depicts 40 scenes from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. This amazing poster came to the Toronto Public Library's conservation lab brittle, torn and in pieces. Learn about the intensive conservation treatment that strengthened the poster and reunited its pieces. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Our Writer in Residence, Stefanie London, shares her tips for writers looking to get published. Red Flags in Publishing For many writers, going out on submission for the first time brings about mixed emotions. What if everybody rejects your manuscript? Or what if you're given conflicting feedback? Or what if... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at North York Central Library Blog
Indigenous graphic novels, anthologies and collections from prominent Indigenous artists and authors from across North America are telling stories of diversity and tradition in new ways. Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 2 out now!) is the best-selling title by AH! Publishing ever, and its popularity is leading the way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at TPL Teens
There’s something magical about using sounds to paint a picture in people’s minds. Just like the intimacy of radio, when audio storytelling is done right, people are transported. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at The Innovation Hubs
My first workshop as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Toronto Reference Library was full of excellent people and ideas, though I was surprised the most common question wasn’t about funding. The most frequent question both during and after was: “Can I start an organization if I’m not a citizen/permanent resident... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Poetry Saved Our Lives is back at ten Toronto Public Library branches starting the first week of October. These hands-on workshops provide an amazing opportunity to work directly with a coach to develop your writing, poetry or stories. You’ll then have a chance to perform your work in front of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at TPL Teens
Each year, people across Toronto indulge in a sleepless night of celebrating contemporary art. Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. This year, Nuit Blanche Toronto is extending the celebrations to Scarborough for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at What's On at the Library