Find it all at the Toronto Public Library

Nov 13 2014

Libraries are invaluable resources for any resident of Preston Apartments. With just a plastic card, people of all ages have access to a plethora of free information, classes, programs and facilities at the Toronto Public Library network. It's easy to conduct research on any subject and explore books and periodicals either online or in print.

Print and Digital Media: There are thousands of books, music, videos and digital media available at the Toronto Public Library. In addition to large print and graphic books, patrons have access to thousands of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.

The Toronto Public Library website allows users to explore new and award-winning titles from modern classics to contemporary best sellers. The website also features recommendations and reading lists from entrepreneurs, community workers and literary writers.

Branches all over Toronto carry hundreds of entertaining adult and children's DVDs to borrow and watch at home.

Research: The library is also a wellspring of articles and current online research databases. Search by ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for newspaper, magazine and journal titles that can be accessed in your local branch or the comfort of your apartment.

Academic research is easy with the library's A - Z list of online databases including Academic OneFile and Canadian Periodical Index. Reliable peer-reviewed sources on subjects such as national politics, current events, arts and business are available at the click of your mouse. There are also online databases containing DIY How-To projects and encyclopedias for general reference.

Activities and Programs: People also learn through hands-on experience and social interaction. That's why the Toronto Public Library offers patrons dozens of opportunities to participate in lectures, clubs, programs and classes that enrich learning experiences.

Patrons can learn about buying their first home, email and social networking, stress management and even astronomy. Children can participate in Storytime programs such as Leading to Reading while adults can harness their creativity in The Joy of Writing.

Your Local Branch: Many of these programs are located in branches throughout Toronto, including the Flemington Park Branch (29 St. Dennis Drive), which is only a 2-minute walk east of 25 St. Dennis Drive.

One of the most popular at Flemington is MAPS Family Saturday (November 15), a fun-filled event for adults and children to discover historic toys and games from Gibson House. There is also the Youth Advisory Group for students to gain community service hours and interact with other teens.

Check the website or promotional material at the Flemington Park Branch regularly for new events, programs and dates. Don't hesitate to visit the library online or ask library staff for more information about their free services.

Without spending a single cent, residents of all ages can take advantage of the Public Library for books, research and educational programs at branches throughout Toronto or your local branch steps away from 25 St. Dennis Drive.


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