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Special Collections

Virtual Exhibit: Black History in Toronto

Check out our virtual exhibit, Freedom City: Uncovering Black History in Toronto.


Historic Black Canadians

Learn about six Black Canadian trailblazers this Black History Month.


Freedom to Read Week

From February 21st to 27th, we celebrate intellectual freedom and the protection of privacy.


Young Voices Magazine

Young Voices Magazine 2020 is available online now. Creative writing and visual art, created by Toronto teens.


Learn from the Experts

HSTalks offers business, management, biomedical and life sciences lectures by leading experts.


After School Club

Learn coding basics while going on a hero's journey in Minecraft. March 2, 4pm.


Tamara Payne: The Dead are Arising

A riveting work in affirming Malcolm X’s centrality to the Black American struggle. Mar 1 at 7 pm.


Queen's Innuendo

Freddy Mercury's last album is 30 years' old this year. Check out the band's greatest hits.

Online Services

Job & Career Help

Job seekers, find our online courses, programs and research tools curated just for you.


Meena Kandasamy: Exquisite Cadavers

Meena Kandasamy discusses how the personal and the political are central to what she does as an artist. Feb 26 at 12 pm.


Live & Online Programs

Join our online events for all ages, from storytimes for kids to author interviews and more.


Growing a Reader: Kids' Books, Tips and More

Fairy Tales

February 26 is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Check out these traditional and retold tales, and share your own favourites.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs


Author Talk: Nadia L. Hohn

Nadia reads from her picture book A Likkle Miss Lou, a story about Jamaican poet Louise Bennett.

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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