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Summer Wonder

Fun online activities for your family to create and discover together all summer long.

TPL stage 2 Announcement

Our Reopening Plan

TPL is extending service at select branches starting June 29.

Megha Mahumdar Program

Megha Majumdar: A Burning

Majumdar discusses her debut work that touches on class, fate, corruption, justice and extremism. July 15, 7 pm.

Music

Naxos Music Library: Jazz

Browse the music of over 32,000 artists, from legendary to contemporary.

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Aqua Music

Aqua Music will provide Indigenous learning through an interactive performance and workshop of hand drumming and singing.

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Virtual Exhibits

Over 60 exhibits, including Black history in Toronto and the emergence of hip hop in our city.

Kids

Design Thinking for Kids

Our online Mini Wonder Workshops encourage kids to explore their skills as designers, engineers and inventors.

Online Services

SAGE Video

Streaming video on management, social sciences, psychology, nursing and more.

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Dial-a-Story

Listen to fables, fairy tales and other great stories by phone. Available in 16 languages.

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The List: Great Reads for Youth

100 fantastic books to make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow.

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Live & Online Programs

Experience free high-quality programming from home.

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38 Ways to Use the Library from Home

Find things to read, watch, listen to, learn and do, free with your library card.

Books

TPL Reading Challenge

A Book Told from Multiple Points of View

Staff picks and participant recommendations for this Advanced Challenge category.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

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Doodle Class with Kevin Sylvester

Have fun drawing with Kevin Sylvester, author of the Neil Flambé series! This is a featured Summer Wonder Author Talk.

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Interview with Rainbow Rowell

Watch Lainey Gossip (Elaine Lui) interview author Rainbow Rowell at Northern District Library. Recorded May 8, 2014.

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Nick Estes on Indigenous Resistance

Nick Estes talks about his book, Our History Is The Future. Recorded March 11, 2019.

Watch more programs

Want to see what's coming up? Visit our programs page.

Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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