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    Hush Hush

    Hush Hush 2017 A NIGHT TO REMEMBER! More than 400 guests partied in the stacks of the stunning Bloor/Gladstone Library as it transformed into beautiful Canadian landscapes. We’re thrilled to announce that over $62,000 was raised for Toronto Public Library’s Digital Innovation Hubs, giving all Torontonians free access to cutting edge technology and classes to learn, create and explore. Your philanthropic support is essential to ensuring Toronto Public Library remains a world-class institution and thriving community hub. Donors like you have an important impact on the 70% of Torontonians who rely on the Library for diverse,…

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    Inaugural Biblio Bash 2017

    On April 27 Canada’s literary and book lovers gathered in the stacks of the Toronto Reference Library to celebrate the inaugural Biblio Bash gala presented by TD Bank Group. The evening was a resounding success, raising over $605,000 in support of groundbreaking programs and services, exceptional book collections and innovative community spaces at Toronto Public Library. Over 800 guests explored the branch after hours, making it the largest party ever held in the Library. An evening unlike any other, the Ball invited guests to clink glasses and dine amongst the books with top authors. Book…

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  • Annual Donor Appreciation Event

    A night in celebration of your generosity as a Library donor!

  • Edible Book Club: Indigenous Food in Culture Today

    Johl nish dishThe Indigenous food scene is making a name for itself in Toronto, with restaurants like Pow Wow café and Kukum. For National Aboriginal History month we’ve invited Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, owner and chef of NishDish (a business built on traditional Anishnawbe food) to discuss sharing traditions through food.

  • Cocktails and Conversation: Cannabis and Canada

    Emily DuftonIn 2018, Canada will make recreational marijuana legal, joining eight states in the U.S. that have already legalized it. Join DC-based writer Emily Dufton to help us understand the trajectory of marijuana in North America, from acceptance to demonization and back again. Emily is the author of Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

  • Toronto off the Page: What’s so Funny About Toronto?

    Comedy Bar

    Join us for a discussion on comedy in Toronto and how it’s evolved. Featuring award-winning journalist, screenwriter, author, and Director of Comedy Writing and Performance at Humber College, Andrew Clark, and comedic guests Gavin Williams, Lauren Mitchell, Courtney Skye.

  • Edible Book Club with Gail Simmons

    Wednesday November 22, 2017

    Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. She is a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef. Gail was previously head critic on Top Chef Masters and host of Top Chef Just Desserts. She was also co-host of The Feed.

    Her first cookbook, Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating, will be released on October 24, 2017. It features recipes inspired by Gail’s world travels—all made with accessible ingredients and with smart, simple techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.

  • Meet & Greet with Matthew Weiner

    Thursday November 9, 2017

    Meet Matthew Weiner, the writer, creator, executive producer, and director of Mad Men, one of television’s most honored series. Members have access to an exclusive meet and greet prior to Matthew’s public talk in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, and reserved seating at the talk.

    Members RSVP to aboucher@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Toronto off the Page: The Changing Face of Fandom

    Tuesday September 12, 2017

    Join Stacey May Fowles, Matt Black and Shireen Ahmed as they look at the changing face of sports fans – and how it’s affecting sports culture in Toronto, and beyond.

    Stacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, essayist, and the national bestselling author of Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game that Saved Me. She has written about sports for the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Blue Jays Nation, and the National Post, among others.

    Matt Black is a professional Canadian football defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts. He has been an ambassador of the Argos’ Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, is a member of the OVFL Hall of Fame, and was honoured as the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back.

    Shireen Ahmed is a writer, public speaker and sports activist who focuses on Muslim women, and the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. Her work has been featured and discussed in various media outlets. When she isn’t watching soccer, she drinks coffee as tool of resistance. Shireen is currently working on her first book.

    Members RSVP to aboucher@torontopubliclibrary.ca

  • Everyone’s A Aliebn When UR A Aliebn Too Copy

    Based on Jonny’s popular, absurd and surreal Twitter character – Jomny – his book is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien.

    This New Collection event is hosted by Warby Parker. Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By engaging with consumers directly, they’re able to sell insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (and for every pair purchased, a pair is distributed to someone in need).

    Members please RSVP to Ashley Boucher