Contactless services inside branches – effective June 14


As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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3-Part Professional Creatives Series with Liz Clarke

Liz Clarke

This workshop series will take multi-disciplined artists through very important stages of their creative arts journey towards becoming a professional creative. Actively working to build an independent/freelancing creative career requires some understanding of business concepts or strategies that can help propel your arts practice to the next level. If your goal is to make income from your creations, these workshops will help you think about your unique style and how to communicate your story, your branding strategies, your target audience and how best to network and build relationships to your advantage. You will explore the personal pace needed to make consistent progress in achieving your set goals on your professional creative journey. 

Week 1: June 3: How to Prepare for a Long-term Creative Career - Necessary skills and mindsets to acquire for the journey

Week 2: June 10 Establishing Your Brand and Communicating Your Story - Creating a strong bio/vision statement

Week 3: June 17 Catering to your Audience and Maximizing your Reach - Connecting with the creative community and using social media tools to your advantage 

Please register for each date separately to get your tickets/access for each week.

Liz Clarke a.k.a HTBSLE (pronounced hitta-baseelay) is a Scarborough born multi-disciplined creative. Her humble origins in the arts stem from writing stories in her childhood, sparking a passion that later developed into pursuing spoken word poetry. She is an award-winning community builder and an accredited community educator who defines herself as a social artist, focused on using her creative content to influence long-term social impact. Liz is taking charge to set an example and lead the next generation of young creatives to live in the full potential and authenticity of their creative purpose.