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MAP Reading Lists

Curated by library staff and inspired by Toronto’s museums and cultural attractions.


Learn Tech with O'Reilly

Books, videos and learning paths to help deepen your knowledge and develop your skills.


National Bilingual eBook Club

Join readers across Canada in January in reading Vi by Kim Thúy.


Young Voices Magazine

Young Voices Magazine 2020 is available online now! Creative writing and visual art, created by Toronto teens.

Special Collections

Fire Insurance Maps

Detailed maps for researching the history of Toronto buildings.


Comic Workshop with Clayton Hanmer

Learn how to write and draw your own comics. January 21, 4pm.


Jad Abumrad: The Pillars of Podcasting

The host and creator of Radiolab on orchestrating dialogue, music and interviews. Jan 20, 7pm.


Top Digital Skills to Learn for 2021

Develop the skills that employers are looking for using these free, online library resources.


The List

Watch teen video reviews and then borrow or download these fantastic books to read at home.


Upcoming Indigenous Books: New Year Edition

Let's read some new and upcoming titles by Indigenous authors for all ages.


Live & Online Programs

Join our online events for all ages, from storytimes for kids to author interviews and more.


TPL Reading Challenge

A Book that is the First in a Series

Over 30 recommended reads for this category from staff and participants. Are you up for the Challenge?

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Live & online programs


Forest Trek Puppet Show

The forest is a peaceful place… until some silly space explorers arrive! Celebrate Family Literacy Month with this interactive show from Applefun Puppetry. January 14, 4pm.

Appel Salon

Imani Perry: Looking for Lorraine

In conversation with Ravi Jain, Imani Perry discusses her powerful biography of Lorraine Hansberry – a life full of creation, tragically cut short. Recorded Apr 16, 2019.

Appel Salon

Laurie Halse Anderson: Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson appears in conversation with Léonicka Valcius to discuss her writing, advocacy, and her 2019 memoir-in-verse, Shout. Recorded Oct 16, 2019.

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