COVID-19 Impacts

Due to provincial restrictions, TPL branches remain open only for contactless holds pick-up and drop-off of materials at the entrance. All other in-branch services are unavailable.

Masks must be worn at all times.

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Spring Break Programs

Fun and free online events for the whole family! Magic, music, puppets and more, starting April 12.


Toronto Star Short Story Contest: Prize Ceremony

Join us for the Toronto Star Short Story Contest Prize Ceremony for the announcement of the winning 2021 story. Apr 22 at 7 pm.


Armchair Travel

Go away without going away and travel anywhere without leaving the comfort of your home.

Special Collections

Ontario History: 40 Colouring Pages

Learn something new as you colour in these images from our Digital Archive Ontario.


Family Book Club

Discuss the book of the month with other readers. April 22, 6pm.


Christine Coulson: Stories of the Met

Christine Coulson talks about Metropolitan Stories and the process of curating her immense museum experience into the book. Apr 28 at 7 pm.


Older and Still Popular Books

These psychology and self-help books have gone through multiple editions and stand the test of time. One of them was first published in 1946!


You are Not Alone During the Job Search

In this blog post one of our Career Coaches in Residence shares how to discover your own support team during the job search process.


Akiko Busch

Akiko Busch talks about her book, How to Disappear, and illusions that fame and visibility equate to success and happiness on Apr 19 at 7 pm.


Ramadan Books for Kids

Our children's librarians recommend books to celebrate and to learn more about the importance of Ramadan to Muslim communities.


Arts & Culture

The International Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh

Learn about Pooh's worldwide success and translations.

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Live & online programs


Forest of Reading Author Visits

Meet some of this year's award nominees at interactive events throughout April. Classes are welcome to attend!

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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