Service Update

Most library branches are closed to support efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. More information about Stage 2 and our reopening plan

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Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Online activities including author talks, trivia, jokes, story writing, comics and more.

TPL stage 2 Announcement

Our Reopening Plan

TPL is extending service at select branches starting June 29.


Susanna Moore: Miss Aluminum

Moore discusses her memoir, which follows her experiences after the death of her mentally ill mother. July 10, 12 pm.


Naxos Music Library: Jazz

Browse the music of over 32,000 artists, from legendary to contemporary.


Perfecting the Virtual Interview

This workshop for younger adults will cover tips and tricks on how to master virtual interviews.

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Learn to Draw from a 200-Year-Old Book

One of our librarians tries vintage drawing tips.

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The List: Great Reads for Youth

100 fantastic books to make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow.

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Listen to fables, fairy tales and other great stories by phone. Available in 16 languages.


Creative Commons Images

Learn about Creative Commons and how to find free images for your own projects.

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Live & Online Programs

Experience free high-quality programming from home.

Online Services

SAGE Video

Streaming video on management, social sciences, psychology, nursing and more.

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38 Ways to Use the Library from Home

Find things to read, watch, listen to, learn and do, free with your library card.


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Celebrating Pride: Rainbow Read-alouds

Staff share their favourite Rainbow Storytime books. Read and sing along, plus watch an online puppet show!

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs

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Nick Estes on Indigenous Resistance

Nick Estes talks about his book, Our History Is The Future. Recorded March 11, 2019.


Storytime at Home: Whoever You Are

We may not look alike or speak the same language, but we all smile and laugh and cry. Celebrate our differences in Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox and Leslie Staub.

Jesse June-Jack Teens

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Jesse June-Jack, 16, reads his poem at the launch of our Young Voices Magazine.

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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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