• 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

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    Meet & Greet with Conrad Black

    Exclusive Cocktail Reception for Literary Circle and Heritage Society Members

    Meet & greet with Conrad Black, acclaimed biographer and historian. The reception will be followed by the public program at the Appel Salon where Black will discuss his newest book, Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada from the Vikings to the Present, that reexamines our country’s historyIn conversation with the Munk School’s Brian Stewart.

    Literary Circle and Heritage Society members, to RSVP to the cocktail reception and reserve your ticket for the program, please contact Michelle Fong, 416-393-7073, mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Meet & Greet with Justin Trudeau

    For New Collection Members only:  Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau talks about his candid memoir Common Ground, the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life and his passion for Canada and its people. This exclusive members-only Meet & Greet will be followed by reserved seating at the public program in the Appel Salon.

    Due to the popularity of this event, we have a limited number of tickets. First come, first RSVP.

  • Star Talks: Bruce Cockburn

    With more than 30 albums and numerous awards to his credit, Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn opens up to Toronto Star’s Peter Howell about his memoir Rumours of Glory.

    An allotment of tickets for this Library event are reserved for Literary Circle, New Collection, and Heritage Society members. To RSVP, please contact Michelle Fong at 416-393-7073 or mfong@torontopubliclibrary.ca.

  • Hush Hush

    On a Saturday night last November, Toronto’s literati stormed the Bloor/Gladstone Library with a party after-hours in the stacks. Oysters, DJs, dancers and magicians were snuck in and the 300-plus guests raised $50,000 in support of Toronto’s Library.

    This year’s Hush Hush is the second edition of New Collection’s party in the stacks. After the doors close on Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Bloor/Gladstone Library will be transformed into a speakeasy – and we’ve got your key to get in.

    For more information, visit www.hush-hush.ca or contact Mimosa Kabir at 416-393-7237 or mkabir@torontopubliclibrary.ca