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Upcoming programs

  • LOL - Improv for Wellness & Belonging

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
    Location: Northern District

    Laughter is beneficial to the soul! This is for you if you already adore improv or if you've always wanted to but have been intimidated. Exploring the significance of presence, acceptance, teamwork, and humour is possible thr...

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Sat Apr 01
    • Sat Apr 08
  • Ready for Reading Family Storytime

    11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
    Location: St. Lawrence

    Join us for our Ready for Reading Family Story Time Program! Enjoy a combination of finger-puppets, songs and stories geared towards children from Birth to 5 years, with their parents and caregivers. If your child lives...

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Mon Apr 03
    • Mon Apr 17
    • Mon Apr 24
    • Mon May 01
    • Mon May 15
  • Amadou Kienou & Adama Daou: West African Griot Music

    Mon Apr 03, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Toronto Reference Library

    A special night of West African music in the Appel Salon, featuring master drummer Amadou Kienou from Burkina Faso and Adama Daou from Mali. Distributed today between Guinea, Mali, northern Côte d'Ivoire, eastern S...

  • Taming Nature in the Name of Sports

    Mon Apr 03, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Toronto Reference Library

    Join Wayne Reeves, co-author of Souvenirs of Toronto Sport, to see how infrastructure and technology altered topography and brought the outdoor sports inside.

  • Mortgages: What? How? When?

    Tue Apr 04, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Barbara Frum

    For many people looking to buy a home, the process of obtaining a mortgage can be mystifying. How do they work? Where do you get one? What's important in a mortgage? Everyone wants to be smart about securing financing for on...

  • Laura Pratt: Heartbroken: Field Notes on a Constant Condition

    Wed Apr 05, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Northern District

    When Toronto-based author Laura Pratt's beloved long-distance partner of six years told her "it's over" at their usual parting at a busy downtown train station, she was caught by complete surprise and sent reeling....

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Featured program series

Authors and artists from our Salon Series, including Hasheel, Amanda Peters, Adama Daou, Esther Yi and Nguyễn Phan Quế .

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.

Ready for Reading Storytimes

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

On Civil Society

Our On Civil Society series pushes boundaries, explores our differences, and takes you deeper into the issues affecting our world today.

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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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