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.

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Asian Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian culture, history and heritage with programs, activities and reading lists for all ages during Asian Heritage Month in May.


Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) Moves Online

Read digital comics inspired by TCAF panelists, and find program highlights. May 8 – 15.


Historic Asian Canadians

Asian Heritage Month celebrates Canadians with Asian heritage from over 30 countries. Here are a few notable figures that we'd like to recognize and honour for their contributions.


The List: Great Reads for Youth 2021

If you have run out of books to read we have 100 new suggestions for you! Watch video reviews and download these books at home.


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Special Collections

Virtual Exhibit: Plum Blossom from the Bitter Cold

See items from our Chinese Canadian Archive — and learn about the history of Chinese Canadians in Toronto.


After School Club

What is an algorithm? Kid coders can learn how to create, test and fix simple processes. May 18, 4pm.


Red Exotic: Indigenous Erotica Panel

A panel conversation with leading Indigenous authors and academics exploring the genre of Indigenous erotica. May 12 at 7 pm.


Singing and Early Literacy

Singing is a great way to build your child's pre-literacy skills. We have 5 tips and lots of recommended books and music!


Poetry Saved Our Lives

Coach Patrick de Belen creates a virtual space for youth to be heard, to build community, and to explore the art of storytelling and spoken word poetry. Wednesdays, 4 pm.


Watching, Listening, and Learning: Feeding the Marketing Algorithms

Join us to kick off the Big Data and Tech in Our Backyard series. In conversation with Joseph Turow and Vass Bednar. May 14 at 12 pm.



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The Buzz... About Books

2020 Governor General's Literary Award Nominees

Check out the adult nominees and place your holds now. The winner will be announced on June 1, 2021.

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Live & online programs


Author Visit: Saumiya Balasubramaniam

What inspired Saumiya to write her picture book, When I Found Grandma? Discover the meaning of different objects in the story and how a book is created.

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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