Category Archives: Seasonal Display

Empire Day and Commonwealth Day in Ontario Schools

On display in the glass table this month is a selection of colonial booklets and programmes used in Ontario schools for Empire Day and Commonwealth Day ceremonies. Empire Day was first celebrated in Ontario on May 23, 1899. By design, … Continue reading

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Toronto Seed Library + Gardening Resources

Spring thyme is here and the OISE Library Branch of the Toronto Seed Library is newly stocked up with seeds. The Toronto Seed Library has 20 branches across the city where gardeners, both seasoned and beginner, can pick up a wide variety … Continue reading

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OISE Lobby Display: Mental Health Week

Mental Health week is from May 1-7 this year. The OISE Library is marking this week with a display in the front lobby on the subject of mental health. The OISE Library strives to be an inclusive and supportive community, … Continue reading

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Labour Movement Seasonal Display

May 1st marked International Workers’ Day, a day dedicated to both political action and commemoration, focused on the historic and contemporary struggles of the labour movement and workers around the world. The day was first established in 1889 in memory … Continue reading

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Learning about the Environment in Early Ontario Schools

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is coming April 22nd. Check out the glass display case on the ground floor of the OISE Library to see how students in early Ontario schools learned about the environment!Education about the environment was a … Continue reading

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