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Regular Programs

Retirement Explorers

Retirement Explorers are a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and soon-to-be retirees are welcome to attend.

Wit Knits

For new and experienced knitters aged 55+, you are welcome to join the Wit Knits. We gather weekly to knit and share stories & laughs.

Local History & Genealogy Resources

Local History & Genealogy Resources

Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History

A virtual gallery of historic photographs, books, & drawings and so much more. Your portal to our region's history.

Local History & Genealogy

Discover what our local history & genealogy collections have to offer! Everything we have to offer in local history services starts here.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is your source for genealogical resources and researching your family history. Only available for in-branch use.

Ask Us

Need help researching local history, genealogy, or any part of our collection? Just Ask Us! Our knowledgeable staff are happy to help!

Get Involved

Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library

Find out more about the Friends of the Thunder Bay Public Library and about opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer for Reading Buddies

Would you like to help a child practice reading on a weekly basis? Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy with TBPL today!

Book Club Hub

Learn about all things Book Club, including our Book Club in a Bag options (10 copies of the same book), as well as great suggestions!

Donate to the Library

Give the gift of reading to the community by donating to the Library! Help us continue to provide quality services, programs, & collections.

Community Resources

Community Resources

Age Friendly Thunder Bay

Age Friendly Thunder Bay works with and for older adults to enhance their quality of life through sound public policy and program decisions.

Cyber Seniors

Looking for technology assistance? Cyber Seniors is here to help!

211 Ontario North

211 provides free and confidential access to information & referrals to a full range of community, social, health and government services.

Age Well: A Handbook & Resource Guide For Older Adult Safety

Age Friendly Thunder Bay's Elder Abuse Prevention Committee created this resource to help educate seniors about the signs of elder abuse.

We acknowledge that the City of Thunder Bay has been built on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people.

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