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    Hush Hush

    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
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    The Book Lover’s Ball

    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
  • Zadie Smith

    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.

  • Book Sales

    Book Ends Christmas Half Price Book Sale – North York Central Library

    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

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    Holiday Party at Bobbette & Belle

    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.

  • Book Sales

    Book Ends Christmas Sale – Toronto Reference Library

    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

     

     

  • Hadfield

    Meet Chris Hadfield

    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.

  • Colson Whitehead

    Appel Salon Event. New York-based novelist Colson Whitehead will speak about his new novel and Oprah Book Club pick, The Underground Railroad, with writer Desmond Cole.

    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.

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    Seance in the Stacks

    Exclusive event for New Collection members. Mark Leslie and guests share spooky tales from Toronto’s past. With horror movie projections from the Criterion Collection, a guided ghost tour and tarot readings at the Spadina Road Branch.
    Food and drink will be served at this event.

    Contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to RSVP.

  • Romeo Dallaire

    Appel Salon Event. The retired general and former senator on his new memoir, Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD.

    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.