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COVID-19 Impacts

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Summer Wonder

Keep your child reading, discovering and exploring all summer long with fun programs and activities.

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Booklist

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.

Program

Michael LaPointe

In his gripping debut novel, The Creep, Michael LaPointe tells the story of an ambitious journalist with a history of bending the facts to get a good story. Aug 11 at 12 pm.

Teens

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.

Research

Ancestry Library Edition

Try this powerful genealogy tool from home.

Kids

TD Summer Reading Club Videos

Canadian stories, short films and workshops. Available to watch anytime.

Video

LGBTQ2S+ Characters on the Small Screen

LGBTQ2S+ representation on TV has made huge strides in recent years. Borrow these TV shows with LGBTQ2S+ characters from the library.

Program

Domestic Revolutions

Bryan Washington, Kristen Arnett and Christopher DiRaddo talk with Jason Wagar about their novels which present domestic gay lives in all their complexity and variety. Jul 28 at 12 pm.

Program

Summer Books

Our new summer books series serves up fascinating ideas and engaging conversations with authors of some of the hottest books around.

Program

Anuk Arudpragasam

Anuk Arudpragasam talks about A Passage North, his searing novel of longing, loss and the legacy of war. Aug 4 at 12 pm.

Online Services

Summer eReading

Get your summer read on — wherever you are — with OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks.

Books

A Guide to Self-Care

Library resources to inspire your self-care routine.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

Kids

Summer Wonder: Creativity Challenge

Discover the history and science of kites! Can your family design one using household materials?

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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Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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