Live & Online Programs

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Upcoming Online Programs

  • Explore Careers in Education

    Wed May 25, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Do you love teaching and coaching people, but you don't want to work as a teacher? Learn about career pathways in the realm of instructional design and development to facilitation. Discover where you can dabble in your passio...

  • Tree Stories and Environmental Ethics in Richard Powers' The Overstory

    Thu May 26, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Trees are all around us. We climb them, tell stories about them, write on paper, at desks, in homes made from them. But most people take them for granted. Focusing on Richard Powers' novel " T...

  • Answering the Call of the Wild in Alice Munro's "Meneseteung"

    Tue May 31, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Alice Munro's "Meneseteung" (" Friend of My Youth ," 1990) possesses the richness and complexity of a novel. This talk outlines how the "wild" - as found both inside and outside each of us...

  • Lacrosse: Roots of the Game - It's a Medicine Game

    Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Learn about the history of lacrosse! This presentation takes learners on a journey from the very first game played between the Creator and his brother, to the Medicine Game, Winged v Land Animals, Sky World to Mother Earth, W...

  • Reading Challenge Online Book Discussion

    Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Join us for another Reading Challenge-themed discussion all about books! Our hosts Kasey and Lucas will be talking about a book by a trans or non-binary author AND a book that is a retelling of another story. They'll be shari...

  • Climate - Keith Seifert: The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi

    Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Professor of Mycology and author Keith Seifert joins TPL to share his enlightening new book The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi with host Alanna Mitchell and to discuss how we can strike a better balance with our microbial cousins, b...

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Featured Program Series

Toronto's Chinatown on Spadina Avenue, featuring storefronts and bright signage, and a timelapse image of the headlights of cars as the go down the busy street.

Asian Heritage

Celebrate Asian culture, history and heritage with programs, activities and reading lists for all ages during Asian Heritage Month in May and all year round.

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Digital Innovation Classes

Ready to learn and create? Live interactive classes on web design, coding and more - from our Digital Innovation Hub and Pop-Up Learning Lab teams.

Ready for Reading Storytimes

Join us from home for stories, songs and rhymes that help get your child ready for reading.

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Featured Videos

Storytime at Home

Fun virtual storytimes filled with great books, rhymes and songs. Watch anytime on YouTube and sing along!

A small child enjoying story time at a library.

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Kids 5 and under

One-osaurus, Two-osaurus

Nine dinosaurs are playing a sing-song rendition of hide-and-seek — but something isn't adding up.

Smiling man performing storytime with a wood easel and a stuffed toy owl.

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Kids 5 and under

Wow! Said the Owl

A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime.

Library staff performing storytime.

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Kids 5 and under

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

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