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COVID-19 Impacts

Library branches are open for contactless holds pick-up and drop-off of materials at the entrance, computer services and washrooms. All other in-branch services are unavailable.

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Kids

Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Sign up in person or online, read anywhere and anything, earn virtual badges, join live book talks and more. Also available in French.

Special Collections

6 Posters that Highlight LGBTQ2S+ History

Check out newly-digitized posters collected from the streets of Toronto in the '70s, '80s and '90s.

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Program

National Indigenous History Month

Celebrate Indigenous cultures, histories and heritages with programs, activities and reading lists for all ages during National Indigenous History Month in June.

Teens

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

A virtual exhibit on Indigenous history, "Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario".

Kids

Symphony Storytime

Tune in for stories accompanied by fantastic music, in a collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. June 17, 4pm.

Program

Dr. Jen Gunter

Canadian OB/GYN and author Dr. Jen Gunter discusses her newest book, The Menopause Manifesto. June 14 at 7 pm.

Kids

International Picnic Day: June 18

Recipes, learning games and activities, plus recommended books to pack in your picnic basket.

Booklist

Kids' Father's Day Books

Books about dads and kids, recommended by our children's librarians!

Program

Dawnie Walton

Dawnie Walton discusses her beautifully-crafted debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, on June 16 at 12 pm.

Video

Professional Development Videos

Brush up on your business, nursing, counselling and leadership skills, with SAGE Video.

Books

The Buzz... About Books

A Debut Book

Dozens of debut book recommendations from staff and participants. Join the TPL Reading Challenge today!

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Live & online programs

Kids

Storytime at Home

Discover all the bright colours of the rainbow flag and what they represent! Let's read Pride Colours by Robin Stevenson.

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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