• 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.

  • Mike Myers

    Appel Salon Event. One of Canada’s most famous sons presents his new book Canada, a funny and thoughtful analysis of being Canadian.

    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.

  • Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto

    Exclusive event for New Collection.Members are invited to a private tour of Form Follows Fiction, curated by internationally renowned Toronto artist Luis Jacob. The exhibit considers the ways in which artists visualize Toronto. Located at Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

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