Hush Hush 2015 was a screamer in the stacks. Almost 300 guests celebrated Halloween at the Bloor Gladstone branch for the 3rd annual Hush Hush fundraiser. The night was a howling good time and raised $60,000 for the Young Voices program at Toronto Public Library. Young Voices invites all youth interesting in writing, poetry and art to attend a full day conference and submit their work to the Young Voices magazine. The party was hosted by the Foundation’s New Collection members. Learn how you can join New Collection.Read more about the past event: Hush Hush
On February 5th, for the first time ever, Canada’s literati and book lovers gathered in the stacks of the Toronto Reference Library to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Book Lover’s Ball presented by TD Bank Group. The evening was a resounding success, raising over $560,000 in support of groundbreaking programs and services, exceptional book collections and innovative community spaces at Toronto Public Library. In anticipation of the Library’s soon-to-be 100 branches, guests were invited to adopt their favourite branch or bid on exclusive auction items. Over 800 guests explored the branch after hours, making…Read more about the past event: The Book Lover’s Ball
Calling all book lovers! The Friends of the Library are having their annual book clearance sale and you don’t want to miss it! Buy books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and children’s books at great prices. All proceeds support library programs across the city.
Toronto Reference Library – Beeton Hall
Thursday, March 16, 9:30 am – 7 pm
Friday, March 17, 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday, March 18, 9 am – 4 pm
To learn more about the Friends of the Library, click here
Following Roxane Gay’s talk in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, New Collection members will meet to discuss her book Bad Feminist. Roxane’s new book Difficult Women gives voice to a chorus of unforgettable women. Click here to reserve your copy at TPL.
Members, please RSVP to Ashley Boucher
How has Toronto defined vice and virtue through history? How has this definition evolved? How have authorities regulated and punished minority groups in their efforts to present an image of “Toronto the Good,” and how have those communities pushed back? Join Chanelle Gallant, TPL curator Nicole Dawkins and Sarah Barmak as they discuss how these issues affect contemporary Toronto. Looking at Toronto’s history, from the criminalization of marijuana to the persecution of “fallen women,” Nicole will highlight materials from TPL’s Vice & Virtue exhibit. Drinks and light refreshments served.
Members, please RSVP to Ashley Boucher
Appel Salon Event. The bestselling author of White Teeth and On Beauty talks about her new novel, Swing Time.
The Foundation is pleased to offer a limited number of seats for our patrons of the Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve tickets for you and a guest.
Great for your holiday shopping. Super low prices on books, CDs and DVDs. Huge selection. All proceeds from the sale go toward funding literacy programs at Toronto Public Library.
Thursday, December 1 – 10 am to 4 pm
Friday, December 2 – 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, December 3 – 10 am to 4 pm
Exclusive event for New Collection members. To celebrate a great year with great members, we’re hosting our annual holiday party with Canada’s leading pastry chefs, Sarah Bell and Allyson Bobbitt of Bobbette & Belle Artisanal Pastries. They’ll show you how to impress your friends & family with decadent, seasonal treats straight from their new cookbook at their Leslieville shop.
New Collection members, please RSVP to Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073.
Get a head start on buying your holiday gifts. Super low prices on books, CDs and DVDs. Huge selection. All proceeds from the sale go toward funding literacy programs at Toronto Public Library.
Thursday, November 24, 9:30 am to 7 pm
Friday, November 25, 9:00 am to 6 pm
Saturday, November 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exclusive reception for Council of 100 patrons. Council of 100 patrons have the opportunity to meet Canada’s most famous astronaut at an exclusive cocktail reception prior to his public talk in The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. Hadfield will present the practical lessons he’s learned throughout his career on collaboration, teamwork and science. This event marks the launch of tele-presence technology, funded by the Bluma Appel Community Trust. Young people at select TPL branches and at an Indigenous community in the Far North will have the opportunity to interact with Hadfield.
Tickets for the public lecture become available October 24, 9 am.