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What's at stake when free expression goes up in flames?

Join the conversation and explore what’s at risk when intellectual freedom is threatened.

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Special Collections

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Explore early cookbooks, menus and more appetizing items from our special collections.

Online Services

One eRead Canada

Join a cross-Canada book club and borrow Hotline as an ebook or audiobook with no waitlists during April.


April's hottest new books

Make space on your nightstand for these notable releases coming out this month.


Low-income retirement planning

Learn about government benefits, tax credits and more with John Stapleton of Open Policy Ontario.


Read Indigenous

Discover some of our must-read titles for all ages by Indigenous writers and illustrators.


After School Clubs

Play, learn and get creative with crafts, experiments and more. Find a program at a branch near you.

Online Services

Online business and tech courses

Discover always available audiobooks, books, courses and videos from O'Reilly Learning.


Reading Challenge

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Get recommended reads from staff for this Reading Challenge category.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Find a program near you

    Concerts, crafts, book clubs, newcomer programs, storytimes and so much more. Search programs, events and workshops by topic, location and age group.

    • Digital Innovation Programs

      Register for hands-on workshops and learn how to use creative software – from 3D design to video editing.

    • Book Clubs

      Meet with fellow bibliophiles in your community. Choose from traditional, genre-focused, author-specific and book lovers clubs.

    • Child and Family Programs

      Stories, songs, puppets, rhymes, crafts and more! Join us for engaging and interactive programs for kids ages 5 and under.

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Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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