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Watch over 3,500 video courses on subjects like web design, 3D animation and audio editing.

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Disability Innovation

Learn about the many widely used technologies that were invented thanks to people with disabilities.

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Jewish Heritage Month

Read these stories from different Jewish cultures, moments in time, experiences and voices.

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Consultations publiques

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History of a Lost Toronto Building

Take a look back at the Staff House — a largely forgotten clubhouse for library staff.

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Symphony Storytimes

Join us for virtual storytelling experiences accompanied by Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians.

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MIT Press Direct

Explore our latest collection of digital research books available from MIT Press Direct.

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A Book About A City

Recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

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Upcoming online programs

  • Asian Heritage Month

    Enjoy a variety of programs and reading lists for all ages that celebrate the diversity of Asian heritage and culture.

    • Journey to Becoming an Illustrator (and more!)

      Tue May 17, 2022 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
      Location: Online

      Do you like telling a story through visuals? I would like to share my journey of how I became an illustrator, and how I discovered new opportunities to tell stories in different art forms. This workshop will also include a li...

    • Top Tips for Vegetable Gardening

      Wed May 18, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Discover the joy of growing your own food! Whether you have a couple of raised beds, a spacious garden or some pots on your balcony, this session will help you plan your garden, choose the right crops and provide advice on ho...

    • Reading Challenge Online Book Discussion

      Thu May 19, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Online

      Join us for another Reading Challenge-themed discussion all about books! Our hosts Kasey and Lucas will be talking about a book by a trans or non-binary author AND a book that is a retelling of another story. They'll be shari...

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