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Our Reopening Plan

We’re excited to welcome you back into our branches, with many services now available. Browse and borrow items, use our study spaces and get a library card.

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Mango Languages

Learn one of over 70 languages, including English.

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National Preparedness Month

Learn how to be prepared for a new baby, disaster survival and even the zombie apocalypse.

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B is for Biodiversity

It's Science Literacy Week! Learn about the rich biodiversity in Canada and your own back yard.

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Live & Online Programs

Experience free high-quality programming from home.

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Gale Courses

Free, online, instructor-led courses in topics from accounting to creative writing to ASL.

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Understanding the Universe

Astronomer Margaret Ikape will take us on a journey through the universe in this interactive online program. Sep 22, 5 pm.

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Lesson Plans

Dozens of lesson plans (K to 12) from Ontario archives and museums.

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Disability in Children's Books

Celebrate and learn about diverse abilities through great stories.

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Writers Off the Page: Doris Lessing

Hear Nobel Prize laureate, Doris Lessing, in her first ever public reading in Toronto during 1984.

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Andrew Mynarski and the Crew of Lancaster KB726

Tips on conducting research on RAF personnel during the Second World War.

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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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38 Ways to Use the Library from Home

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


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A Rose Family Reading List

Recommended reads inspired by the Schitt's Creek television series.

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Live & online programs

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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.

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Storytime at Home

Celebrate the joy of books and get your child ready for reading! In this video, our librarian shares all the ways Reading Makes You Feel Good, by Todd Parr.

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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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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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