COVID-19 Impacts on TPL

TPL branches are open for contactless holds pick-up and drop-off of library materials only, and maintain current operational hours. All other services are not available at this time.

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Explore Your Family Tree

New genealogy databases to help you discover ancestors from all over the world.

Online Services

How to Make Career Decisions on Your Own Terms

Our Career Coach shares insights on how to make a career decision that's right for you in this blog post.


Young Voices Magazine

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

Special Collections

Vintage Photos of Crowds

Check out 11 crowd shots from Toronto's past, with historical trivia about each one.


After School Club

Learn coding basics while going on a hero's journey in Minecraft. March 2, 4pm.


Véronique Tadjo: In the Company of Men

Véronique Tadjo talks about her novel, In the Company of Men. Mar 5 at 12 pm.


Robert Jones Jr.: The Prophets

The story of the forbidden love between two enslaved men on a plantation in the Antebellum south. Mar 3 at 7 pm.


Live & Online Programs

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


The Buzz... About Books

Helen Keller and the Representation of Deafblind People

Books about the life and legacy of Helen Keller. And the stories of other authors with disabilities, told in their own words.

Browse blogs and podcasts

Live & online programs


Author Talk: Nadia L. Hohn

Nadia reads from her picture book A Likkle Miss Lou, a story about Jamaican poet Louise Bennett.

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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