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    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

     

     

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    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.

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    The Cutting Edge Lecture

    Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee is the featured speaker at the second annual Cutting Edge Lecture. Mukherjee won the Pulitzer Prize for The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and holds doctorates from Magdalen College, Oxford and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. The topic of Dr. Mukherjee’s Lecture is How Individualized Medicine has Revolutionized the Way We Treat Cancer.

    The Cutting Edge Lecture is generously funded by the Krembil Foundation.

    Book two free tickets starting September 19, 9 am.

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    Scotiabank Charity Challenge

    Run or walk for Toronto Public Library on October 16. Join us in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge part of the massive Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. If you’re a marathon or half-marathon runner – fantastic! Go the distance for TPL. If you’re not quite at that athletic level, walk the half-marathon or walk/run 5 km.

    Register or sponsor a participant.

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    Hush Hush

    Hush Hush Party in the Stacks. Join us at the spectacular Bloor/Gladstone Library for the fourth annual Hush Hush party in support of Toronto Public Library. Step into mayhem. Channel your inner hero or villain. We’ll provide the open bar, treats, eats & live entertainment. Buy your tickets now.