Uncover Your Family History with Online Genealogy Tools

July 17, 2023 |Mike

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A bit of honesty at the start: genealogy is not my area of expertise. And when I say “not my area of expertise,” I really mean that my knowledge of genealogical research fits neatly within a single sentence. I know nothing. This is a chance for us to explore databases...

DIY Around the Home

June 15, 2023 |Mike


The warmer weather tends to lead to an uptick in people doing various projects around their homes. Whether it’s fixing a roof or changing something in the bathroom, it’s the season to renovate and repair. If you’re looking to tackle some work around the house, the library has plenty of...

Join a Canada-wide Book Club in April 2023

March 28, 2023 |Mike


One eRead Canada – an online, bilingual and national book club – is back! Jump to the French version of the post below This April, Canadians are invited to join people from across the country in reading Tatouine by Jean-Christophe Réhel for One eRead Canada. As part of One eRead...

Get Inspired for Your Next Craft Project

March 27, 2023 |Mike

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Sewing machine from Fabrication Studio at North York Central Library I have to give credit to my mother-in-law for inspiring this post. She is often working on multiple projects at once – usually a mix of knitting, painting, jewelry making and quilting – depending on what is interesting to her...

The OverDrive App is Retiring

March 17, 2023 |Mike

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Original photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash. If you have been holding out and delaying the transition from the OverDrive app to Libby, the time has come to finally make the switch. The OverDrive app will officially be retiring on May 1st. The app was removed from app stores last...

Learn How to Fix Your Finances

January 19, 2023 |Mike


It is almost impossible to read the news right now and avoid financial topics. The cost of everything from groceries to house prices continues to dominate headlines, causing people across the city to take a closer look at their finances. The library is here to help with financial information available...

Enjoying the Arts from the Comfort of Home

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Imagine this scene: It’s a Saturday night, around 7:30pm. You hear the rustling of people settling into seats. Musicians are tuning their instruments and warming up. The house lights fade to black and a spotlight appears on stage. The show has begun. And you’re enjoying it all from the comfort...


October 26, 2022 |Mike


The past couple of years have seen many major news stories related to investing. There was the pandemic crash and recovery, the popularity of meme stocks, speculative investing in NFTs and cryptocurrencies, rising inflation leading to interest rate hikes, and now fears of a recession. New investment platforms with little...

Essential Library Resources for University and College Students

September 1, 2022 |Mike


Hello and welcome to all the students that have started attending post-secondary schools in Toronto! I hope you are starting to settle into the school year and making new friends. You may not be aware, but everyone going to school in Toronto can get a free library card. All you...

Historical News Archives with 24/7 Access

August 30, 2022 |Mike


Posted on behalf of Kinda K. Whether you’re a writer, student, history-enthusiast, or researching your local family history, Toronto Public Library’s digital newspaper archives are here to help. You may already know about our digital newspaper resources like PressReader, NYTimes.com or the Wall Street Journal, but you may not have...