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Remembering the 215 Children Found in an Unmarked Mass Grave at Kamloops Indian Residential School

Learn more about the history and impacts of Indian Residential Schools with these resources.

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Celebrate Pride Month

Join us for free LGBTQ2S+ programs online throughout June 2021. Browse our recommended reads, videos and podcasts.

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National Indigenous History Month

Celebrate Indigenous cultures, histories and heritages with programs, activities and reading lists for all ages during National Indigenous History Month in June.

Teens

The List: Great Reads for Youth 2021

If you have run out of books to read we have 100 new suggestions for you! Watch video reviews and download these books at home.

Special Collections

Jigsaw Puzzles

Piece together history by solving 70 digital puzzles of vintage items in our collections.

Kids

Symphony Storytime

Tune in for stories accompanied by fantastic music, in a collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. June 17, 4pm.

Program

Dr. Jen Gunter

Canadian OB/GYN and author Dr. Jen Gunter discusses her newest book, The Menopause Manifesto. June 14 at 7 pm.

Kids

JUNO Awards 50th Anniversary: Spotlight on Canadian Children's Music

Check out music and stories from award winners and nominees.

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Dawnie Walton

Dawnie Walton discusses her beautifully-crafted debut novel, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, on June 16 at 12 pm.

eLearning

LinkedIn Learning

Over 16,000 video courses in 7 languages. Web design, software development, photography, project management, graphic design, and more.

Books

The Buzz... About Books

Read Indigenous 2021

Find your next great read with our list of yearly selection of must read classic titles written by Indigenous authors, writers, illustrators and knowledge keepers.

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Live & online programs

Kids

Storytime at Home

Discover all the bright colours of the rainbow flag and what they represent! Let's read Pride Colours by Robin Stevenson.

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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