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Young Voices

Young Voices Magazine 2021 is available in branches and online now! Creative writing and visual art, created by Toronto teens.


Consumer Reports Online

Make the most of your holiday shopping. Ratings and reviews for thousands of products.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Book recommendations published in 2021 that centre and celebrate the lives and experiences of people with disabilities and people who are Deaf.


Lydia Davis

Award-winning writer Lydia Davis talks about Essays Two, and explores Proust, the French city of Arles, and the unique adventures of language-learning, literature and travel. Dec 8 at 7 pm.


How to Get Lucky in Your Job Search

In this blog post one of our Career Coaches in Residence shares how you can increase your chances of landing your dream job!


Digital Archive

Try our new, stand-alone site for exploring historical photos, maps, digitized books & more from TPL.


Coding Adventures with Sphero

Explore block coding and guide a robot through a series of fun challenges. Dec 9, 4pm.


Chief Clarence Louie: Rez Rules

Chief Clarence Louie discusses his new book, Rez Rules, and his common-sense blueprint for the future of First Nations communities on Turtle Island and beyond. Dec 6 at 7 pm.


Inclusive Design

Recommendations to learn about and celebrate inclusive design in light of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


Christophe Jafferelot: Modi's India

Political sociologist Christophe Jaffrelot discusses his book, Modi's India, and the state of national populism in modern-day India, in conversation with Sanjay Ruparelia. Dec 9 at 4 pm.


Read Indigenous

Find your next great read with our list of yearly selection of must read classic titles written by Indigenous authors, writers, illustrators and knowledge keepers.


Hanukkah Books for Kids

Get ready to celebrate with books recommended by our children's librarians.


The Buzz...About Books

A Book Written Before the Author Turned 21

Recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

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Live & online programs


Storytime at Home

We all look different, but there are many things we share. Let's celebrate our differences and discover how alike we are in this Sesame Street story by Bobbi Jane Kates and Joe Mathieu.

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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