Live & Online Programs

Storytime, computer classes, author events, and more


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Program Series

Appel Salon Programs

Literary and cultural programming featuring local and international authors in conversation about their new books and big ideas.

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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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Upcoming Programs

Alexander McCall Smith: How to Raise an Elephant

Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe - with help from her lo...

Live Coding: RONIN for Graphic Design

Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RONIN is an open source graphic design Live-Coding language. In this workshop participants will learn how to create visually striking generative designs, and edit photos using RONIN's scripting tools. Live-Coding i...

Make a Will

Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

November is Make a Will Month! The Ontario Bar Association and Toronto Public Library team up each November to connect legal professionals with the community on this vital topic. It is estimated that 65% of Canadians do not h...

Chinese Book Club (Mandarin)

Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us online for a lively book discussion in Mandarin. We will be discussing known author Jiang Yang's book, "走到人生边上 : 自问自答" = Zou dao ren sheng bian sha...

Toronto Book Awards 2020 Virtual Prize Ceremony

Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Join us for the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Toronto Book Awards! Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, the Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocat...

Battle of the Books

Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this interactive online program, we'll discuss popular teen books and vote for your chance to crown your favourite. Questions about online programs? Please email us at pr...

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