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What’s at stake when we don’t listen to one another?

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

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Check out these resources and events to learn more about Truth and Reconciliation.


Littérature franco-ontarienne

Célébrez le Jour des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes avec ces livres récents.


Futures Studies Workshops

Improve your skills in identifying signals of change and understanding trends with Innovator in Residence Alexis Tennent.


City Librarian’s Reflections

Read why libraries are ready to engage their communities in difficult discussions around issues that matter.


Visual Arts Workshops

Explore your artistic side - from painting to sketching, and more!

Special Collections

Interactive History Map

Explore our vintage photos and local history books by picking a neighbourhood.


Books About Fall

Celebrate apples, pumpkins and all things autumn with these picks from our children's librarians.

Online Services

SAGE Journals

Research in over 1,100 journals covering the humanities, science, engineering, medicine and more.



Explore the collection

Browse 50 titles that have been challenged, censored or removed from a public library or school in North America.

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Upcoming programs

  • The Salon Series

    Join us in person and online this fall for an exciting range of literary and cultural events. Check out our line-up and reserve your free tickets now.

    • Emma Donoghue: Learned By Heart (North York Central Library)

      Mon Sep 25, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: North York Central Library

      Award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Emma Donoghue talks about her new novel - based on the true story of two girls who fall secretly, deeply, and dangerously in love while attending boarding school in ninetee...

    • Introduction to Machine Embroidery

      Tue Sep 26, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: North York Central Library

      Learn how to use the embroidery machine at the Fabrication Studio! This course will walk you through the basics of mounting fabric onto the embroidery frames and threading the machine. This course is mandatory in order to boo...

    • Author Talk with Laura Pratt

      Tue Sep 26, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Queen/Saulter

      ​Toronto-based author Laura Pratt discusses "Heartbroken", her recently published memoir, and offers some writerly insight into the art of writing memoir and extracting value from a challenging experience by turning it...

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