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Read Indigenous 2023

Our 2023 picks for all ages are here! Check out our recommended reads.

Online Services

Career Cruising

Research different career profiles to match your skills and explore educational requirements.


Get Your Green Thumb On

From houseplants to vegetables, make the most of your flora with tips from Toronto Master Gardeners.


Music Technology Discussion Series

Explore the evolution of music through the lens of digital technologies with composer Jason Cullimore.


The List: Great Reads for Youth

Browse 100 YA books that will make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow.

Special Collections

Plants to Avoid in Sci-Fi Books

Read our blog post about dangerous flora and fauna in six science fiction and fantasy books.


Picture Books for Pride Month

What's new in our collection? Our children's librarians share their recommendations.


Lectures recommandées

Des lectures épatantes vous attendent dans cette sélection de livres nouveaux et récents.


Digital Library Services

Find Crafting Inspiration

Check out magazines, videos, courses and books on crafting and get inspired for your next project.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Pride Month

    Discover collections, events, programs, services and resources for all ages that reflect diversity, promote inclusivity and encourage learning. There are lots of different ways to participate in Pride Month at your library – from guest speakers to book clubs, and craft workshops to drag queen storytimes.

    • Preservation Through Play: Ways to Save Video Game History and Context

      Sat Jun 03, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
      Location: Fort York

      Collector and preservationist Derek Quenneville and game curator Chris Young will give a talk on various approaches to keeping video game history alive, including: 3D scanning, cultural context, and hands-on play. Attend...

    • Fantastic Pulps Show and Book Sale

      Sat Jun 03, 2023 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Location: Lillian H. Smith

      The Fantastic Pulps Show is back! Pulp magazines were popular from the early 1900's to the late 1950's. Named for the cheap paper they were printed on, pulp magazines often featured dramatic stories and sensational entertainm...

    • Artist Circle: Charmaine Lurch

      Sat Jun 03, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Location: Toronto Reference Library

      Join Charmaine Lurch, an interdisciplinary visual artist, in a pairing of science and art through the making of pollen grains and seeds out of wire. Along with emerging visual artist Ai, Lurch invites you to a brief conversat...

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