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From the Stacks: TBG Student Art Gallery Exhibition

From the Stacks: TBG Student Art Gallery Exhibition

Last fall the TBG unveiled a new location for its art gallery in the Weston Family Library. The inaugural exhibition featured works by artists Penelope Stewart and Jean Johnson, whose art met with...

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ILS on a Shoe-String Budget: Open-Source Software in a Non-Profit Organization

ILS on a Shoe-String Budget: Open-Source Software in a Non-Profit Organization

Introduction The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to connect people, plants and the natural world through education, inspiration and...

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From the Stacks: Ethnobotanical Literature and the Relationship Between People and Plants

From the Stacks: Ethnobotanical Literature and the Relationship Between People and Plants

“I have often been astonished at our indifference respecting the applause of those who have introduced useful plants into their country, the sight or fruit of which are to this day so delightful....

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From the Stacks: New Library Collections

From the Stacks: New Library Collections

On Tuesday October 23, we celebrated the launch of a new special collection within the Weston Family Library: The Toronto African Violet Society (TAVS) Collection. The TAVS’ own library has a new...

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From the Stacks: A Moment for our Magazines

From the Stacks: A Moment for our Magazines

In my relatively short time as TBG’s Head Librarian, I've observed that an often overlooked area of the collection is our diverse assortment of magazines and journals. If you've been into the...

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From the Stacks: Word on the Street

From the Stacks: Word on the Street

Calling all book- and literacy-lovers! The annual Word on the Street Festival is happening once again this September 23rd at Queen’s Park Circle from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. I’m very excited to...

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From the Stacks: Fall Sneak Preview!

From the Stacks: Fall Sneak Preview!

Get ready for a dynamic and event-filled fall at the Weston Family Library! We have been busy this summer preparing for an exciting new season of activities and programs, and here’s a sneak peak at...

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From the Stacks: Meet our Bookmobile!

From the Stacks: Meet our Bookmobile!

This summer, the Weston Family Library wanted to try something new. We thought, “rather than try to bring visitors into the library, why not bring the libraryoutside to the visitors?” This idea...

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From the Stacks: New! JSTOR Plant Science

From the Stacks: New! JSTOR Plant Science

Many patrons of the Weston Family Library already know about the wonderful collections of books and periodicals, the new programs and courses being offered, and of course, the computer workstations...

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From the Stacks: Garden Road Trip!

From the Stacks: Garden Road Trip!

Growing up, I spent many summers at my family’s cottage in the Gatineau region of Québec. At least once every summer, my parents would take my brother and me to a beautiful heritage site located a...

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