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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Téléchargez des livres en français

Si vous êtes passionné de la littérature en français, vous serez ravi de découvrir Cantook Station.


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: May 17

These staff picks are a great way to learn more about the prejudice that LGBTQ2S+ people and communities continue to face.


Asian Heritage Month

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


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.

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.


In My View: Resilience, Art and Migration

A panel of cultural leaders and artists discuss navigating and succeeding in the world of performing arts on May 17 at 7 pm.


New and Noteworthy Picture Books for May 2021

Recommendations from our children's librarians.


Asian Heritage - Teen Reading List

Explore our 2021 Asian Heritage recommended reading list for teens.


Jordi Nopca

Writer and journalist Jordi Nopca discusses his English-language debut short story collection, Come on Up. May 28 at 12 pm.

Special Collections

Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection

See what's new in the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection.


Health & Wellness

Families and Dementia

Memoirs, how-to books for caregivers, and books for talking with children about aging family members.

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Live & online programs


Storytime at Home

Can little Amy learn to make bao like the rest of her family? Find out in Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao, written by Kat Zhang and illustrated by Charlene Chua. A delicious story about determination, teamwork and problem-solving.

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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