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We're open! Our spaces and services might look a bit different at this time but these changes are in place to keep everyone safe. Many library branches are now open on Sundays.

Proof of vaccination is currently not required.
Masks must be worn at all times.

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Digital Archive

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

Online Services

New: Wall Street Journal Online

Find great investigative reporting on business, finance and much more.

Booklist

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

We've put together a resource list for employers to discover what's available to help them support their disabled employees.

Program

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Jody Wilson-Raybould talks about her compelling political memoir, "Indian" in the Cabinet, in conversation with Dr. Tracy Bear. Oct 18 at 7 pm.

Program

Poetry Saved Our Lives

Coach Patrick Walters leads a series of virtual workshops on poetry and spoken word for teens.

Program

On Civil Society

Explore our new season of programs that take you deeper into the issues affecting our world today.

Kids

Virtual Escape Room

Solve puzzles while learning about the library in this magical adventure featuring a dragon, alien and giant spider.

Program

Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany discusses his newest novel, The Republic of False Truths, and reflects on the ten year anniversary of the Arab Spring. Oct 27 at 7 pm.

Booklist

Kids with Reading Disabilities

Recommendation of books and services for kids with Reading Disabilities, and those experiencing reading difficulties.

Program

Career Coaches in Residence

Free virtual one-on-one consultations and workshops for younger adults. For career advice, résumé help and more.

Program

You Are the Dream: Writers in Conversation

Authors Jayne Allen, Kailtyn Greenidge and Myriam Chancy talk to host Glory Edim about their new novels on Oct 20 at 7 pm.

Booklist

Valerie's Picks for Fall

Valerie and her team evaluate about 400 adult print books per week, so when she says she's excited about a book, we listen. Here are her picks for this fall.

Books

A Book About Love (Not Just the Romantic Kind)

More than 20 recommendations from staff and TPL Reading Challenge participants.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

Kids

Storytime at Home

Get ready for reading... and baking! Watch our storytime videos featuring great books about delicious food.

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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