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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.


Prepare for curbside pick-up

Learn how to manage your holds before this new service begins on June 8.

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Black Lives Matter

Books on fighting racism, in Canada and beyond.

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Welcoming Anishinaabemowin

An introduction to Anishinaabemowin, with Mykelle Pacquing.

Yuval Taylor Program

Yuval Taylor: Zora and Langston

On June 10, Taylor discusses his newest book with journalist and producer, Garvia Bailey.

Elvia Maria Peñate and Shayen Henry Teens

Owning My Pride

This workshop will explore the impact of not being seen as an LGBTQ2S+ person in daily life.


Shelve Under: Kids

Find out what the library offers kids - and what the kids have to say about it.

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Live & Online Programs

Experience free high-quality programming from home.

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Local History & Genealogy

Try our new, easy-to-use webpage — access Ancestry, newspaper archives and more.



Kids and families can listen to a story any time of day, in 16 languages.


Open Source Design Software

Software recommendations, tutorials and resources for editing photos, videos and more.


All the World's a Stage

These books will inspire you to put on a living room performance with your whole household.


TPL Reading Challenge 2020 Reading Challenge

Read with Pride

Staff picks by LGBTQ2S+ authors.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

Jesse June-Jack Teens

Jesse reads his poem, Black

Jesse June-Jack, 16, reads his poem at the launch of our Young Voices Magazine.

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Storytime at Home: Ernest

Have you ever met a moose? Let's read Ernest by Catherine Rayner.

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Emily Nussbaum on Buffy and More

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum in conversation with Rachel Giese.

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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