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  • Sarah Slean: Songs for Joni

    Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Toronto Reference Library

    In this very special and intimate pre-show concert event, award winning singer/songwriter Sarah Slean performs a selection of songs from the Joni Mitchell songbook. Signed to Atlantic/Warner Records at the tender a...

  • Ann Powers: On the Path to Joni Mitchell

    Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Toronto Reference Library

    Celebrated NPR music critic Ann Powers visits the Appel Salon to discuss her new book Traveling: On the Path to Joni Mitchell with host Tabassum Siddiqui. Not another standard telling of the Joni Mitchell story but a tale of...

  • The Law and Older Adults

    Tue Jun 18, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Online

    Navigating the legal system is not easy. Join this engaging session and learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults and those who care for them under Ontario law. Topics will include: capacity, the importance...

  • Toronto Bird Celebration: The Return of Piping Plovers with Birds Canada

    Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Bloor/Gladstone

    When you visit the beach, have you seen cute little round, sand-coloured birds, scurrying hurriedly along the water? Then you might be lucky enough to have spotted a Piping Plover! Piping Plover returned to Ontari...

  • Burning It All Down: Stevenson's Nimona and the Power of Not Fitting In

    Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Location: Northern District

    N.D. Stevenson's graphic novel Nimona functions as almost an anti-bildungsroman, a story in which the two central characters, Ballister and Nimona, are alienated from a fundamentally broken society because of their own status...

  • Pride Month Jazz Concerts: Ori Dagan

    Fri Jun 21, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Toronto Reference Library

    Join us for a Jazz concert in celebration of Pride Month! Ori Dagan is an award-winning singer-songwriter. He brings a wry and agile sense of swing to everything he does, whether interpreting a standard, spinning...

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Featured program series

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Pride Celebration

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

Ready for Reading Storytimes

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

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.

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Rollercoasters

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

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Kaleidoscope

Create a kaleidoscope to see light and reflections in action.

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