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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

  • Book Clubs & Writers' Groups

    For aspiring writers and people who just love to talk books. Browse our upcoming programs online or at your local branch for adults, teens or kids.

    • Young Adult Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs): What Everyone Should Know

      Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Location: Fort York

      TFSAs are great for saving and investing for ages 18 and up. Teri will cover the following topics in an easy-to-understand one-hour session: · Saving versus investing ? what is your goal? · How much...

    • Writing and Poetry Workshop

      Wed Feb 01, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      Location: Bendale

      Poet and author Shelly Campbell offers a variety of workshops based on poetry, writing and spoken word. She focuses on imagery, perspective and writing with accountability and honesty. She discusses different forms and how th...

    • Mark Abley: Strange Bewildering Time

      Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Location: Toronto Reference Library

      Poet and journalist Mark Abley joins us to discuss his new travel memoir, Strange Bewildering Time, looking back on a remarkable journey across the celebrated Hippie Trail from Turkey to Nepal in 1978, when the region was on...

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Financial support from the Ontario government is gratefully acknowledged.
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