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COVID-19 Impacts to TPL

Branches are now open after a brief closure to prepare our spaces and services for Grey-Lockdown. For everyone’s safety, services are limited and modified. Find out what’s available, what’s not, and how to prepare for a visit.

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Digital Access Card

You're minutes away from quick, easy and instant access to all of our digital resources.

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Consumer Reports Online

Need help with holiday shopping? Find buying guides and product reviews for great gifts.

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Young Voices Magazine

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

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Raising a Resilient Child

Discover ways to build your child's emotional intelligence. November 26 at 6:30pm.

Alexander McCall Smith Program

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith talks about the latest novel in his beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series on Nov 27, 12 pm.

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New DVDs

Can't find it on Netflix? See what's new in our DVD collection.

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Edward Gorey

Learn about "the grandaddy of Goth" featuring items from our Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.

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Spanish Materials at Your Library

Check out our collection of over 11,000 physical and digital Spanish language books, movies, music and audiobooks

Crushing It, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, The 4-Hour Workweek Program

Startup Marketing Tips for Credibility

Easy and low-cost options recommended by our Entrepreneur in Residence, Tawny Autumn.

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The List

Watch teen video reviews and then borrow or download these fantastic books to read at home.

Rob Brown Program

Rob Brown

Geographer and travel writer Ron Brown explores Toronto's Lost Villages on Nov 30, 12 pm.

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Live & Online Programs

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

Books

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An Experimental or Unusual Book

Books without punctuation, odd grammatical structure, phone books and more. Staff and participant recommendations.

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Live & online programs

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Helping Kids Thrive Online

Explore ways you can talk about online safety with your child. Tune in live on Crowdcast on November 19 or watch the replay.

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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.

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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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