• 2015 Bluma Lecture: Louise Arbour

    Louise Arbour, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, joins us for the third annual Bluma Lecture. In conversation with the Honourable Marc Lalonde.

    This event is open to the public and is SOLD OUT. However we have a limited number of reserved tickets for Heritage Society and Literary Circle patrons. To reserve a ticket, please contact mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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    Everybody knows it’s the T.Dot

    Exclusive event for New Collection Members.
    In celebration of Black History month, our Toronto Off the Page series kicks off with a vinyl spinning, foot stomping journey through the evolution of black music in our city. Join music journalist and Polaris Prize juror Del Cowie as he digs into the Reference Library’s vast vinyl record collection. Special guests include Lillian Allen, DJ Agile, Saidah Baba Talibah and Saukrates.

    To RSVP, please contact Michelle at 416-393-7073 or newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Star Talks: Albert Schultz

    Join us for Albert Schultz, Canadian actor, director and Artistic Director of Canada’s largest urban theatre, Soulpepper, in conversation with Toronto Star‘s Richard Ouzounian.

    This event is open to the public. We have a limited number of reserved tickets for Heritage Society and Literary Circle patrons. To reserve a ticket, please contact mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Norman Doidge, M.D.

    Norman Doidge will discuss his new book, The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity and combine his knowledge of cutting-edge science with astonishing, moving human stories.

    This event is open to the public and is SOLD OUT. However we have a limited number of reserved tickets for Heritage Society and Literary Circle patrons. To reserve a ticket, please contact mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Author Reception with Miriam Toews

    Exclusive reception for Literary Circle and Heritage Society patrons.
    Literary Circle and Heritage Society patrons are invited to an exclusive reception with Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows and winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Governor General’s Award and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The reception will be followed by the public eh List program in the Appel Salon.

    The public program is sold-out, but tickets are held for Literary Circle and Heritage Society patrons. To reserve a ticket or to RSVP for the pre-reception, please contact Michelle Fong at
    416-393-7073 or mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca
    Literary Circle and Heritage Society patrons are welcome to bring a friend.

  • Meet & Greet with Miranda July

    Exclusive event for New Collection members.
    We’re meeting and shaking hands with Miranda July, acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper’s. Miranda will be discussing with us her debut novel The First Bad Man. This exclusive members-only Meet & Greet will be followed by reserved seating at the public program in the Appel Salon.

    To RSVP, please contact Michelle at 416-393-7073 or newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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    Book Launch with Eliott Behar

    Exclusive offer for New Collection members.
    We are pleased to offer New Collectioners exclusive tickets to the launch of Eliott Behar’s new novel, Tell It to the World: International Justice and the Secret Campaign to Hide Mass Murder in Kosovo.

    Only 15 tickets are available, so RSVP soon by contacting Michelle at 416-393-7073 or newcollection@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Curator’s Tour of the Osbourne Collection

    Heritage Society members are invited to an exclusive curator’s tour of Lest We Forget – the latest exhibit at the Osbourne Collection of Early Children’s Books. The exhibit provides a perspective of war through books written about and for children. Wine and refreshments will be served. To learn more about this event or about becoming a Heritage Society member, please call or email Liza at 416-393-5924, lfernandes@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • TD Gallery Exhibit Tour: Four Families, One War

    For New Collection Members Only: Explore the new Four Families, One War TD Gallery exhibit with a guided tour. See how four Toronto families experienced the Great War through original letters, journals, photographs and posters from the Library’s Special Collections. To learn about becoming a New Collection member, go to www.tplfoundation.ca/new-collection

  • Conrad Black at the Appel Salon

    Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian, returns with his reexamination of our country’s history with Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present, a revealing and groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. In conversation with the Munk School’s Brian Stewart.

    This Appel Salon event is Sold Out, but we still have an allocation of tickets available for Literary Circle, New Collection and Heritage Society members. To reserve your ticket, please call or email Michelle at 416-393-7073, mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca