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Writer in Residence

Experienced literary non-fiction and science fiction/fantasy writers are invited to apply for our spring residencies.


New and Notable Books

Spies! Witches! Medusa! These are just a few of the characters appearing in February's hottest releases.


Branch Art Exhibits

Explore monthly exhibitions by local artists at branches across the city.


New and Upcoming Indigenous Books

Check out these new books for all ages by Indigenous authors.

Online Services

Resume Tips

Learn how to write an accomplishment statement from Career Coach Tinu Olawuyi.

Special Collections

100 Years of Judith Merril

Learn about science fiction writer and editor Judith Merril — namesake of our Merril Collection.


Wordless Books

New and noteworthy picks from our children's librarians.

Online Services

Online Genealogy Research

Research your family history through genealogy databases, historical records and newspaper archives.


Arts & Culture

Remembering the Holocaust 

It’s important that we remember and learn from the Holocaust. Watch a replay of our recent event featuring a survivor or check out our recommended reads.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Upcoming programs

  • Black History

    Author talks. Performances. Storytelling. Creative workshops. Toronto Public Library honours Black History during February and year round with programs, reading lists, collections and activities that shine a spotlight on Black voices, heritage and culture.

    • African Drum Workshop

      Thu Feb 02, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Location: Kennedy/Eglinton

      Join us for an interactive drumming circle, led by Dr. Isaac Akrong, and learn about the history, traditions and culture of West African drums. Participants will learn about the corresponding stories, songs and dances as well...

    • Beatles in Canada

      Thu Feb 02, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location: Northern District

      The program will examine nearly 70 years of fascinating, significant, and little-known ties between Canada and The Beatles. It is based on the 2021 book: Us and Them: Canada, Canadians, and The Beatles. According t...

    • Live in the Library: Suzette Vidale Plays Steelpan

      Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Parkdale

      Musician Suzette Vidale will perform and then lead participants in a hands-on experience with the steelpan! ​Have fun while learning about the instrument, the proper technique of holding sticks, stance and playing a sca...

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Digital Archive Ontario

Explore digital collections and library content for all Ontario residents.

Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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