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Pride Celebration

Join us for free 2SLGBTQ+ programs all year round. Browse our recommended reads, videos, podcasts and resources.

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Summer Wonder

Explore, discover and learn with fun and free programs and activities for kids. Coding, comics, magic, puppets and more!

Authors featured in our Salon Series including Caleb Azumah Nelson, Jean Kwok, Emma Donoghue, Jhumpa Lahiri, Waubgeshig Rice, Roz Chast and Cory Doctorow.

The Salon Series

Connect and engage with local and international authors, writers and thinkers. Join us online and in person at the Appel Salon for an exciting range of literary and cultural events.

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Featured videos

Mini Makers at Home

Explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts with fun, hands-on activities for kids and families.

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Rocket Science

Build your own rocket and learn about the physics of motion.

A librarian sitting at table with a rollercoaster model made of cardboard, paper and other craft supplies. She is holding a ping pong ball, ready to drop it in a cardboard tube.

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Discover how gravity and energy work as you design a rollercoaster.

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Create a kaleidoscope to see light and reflections in action.

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