• 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.

  • Sarah Glidden

    Appel Salon Event. At the forefront of “graphic journalism, Glidden will be speaking about her book, Rolling Blackouts, which follows reporters in dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

    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.

  • Ann Patchett

    Appel Salon Event. Ann Patchett, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Bel Canto and author of State of Wonder, talks about her new novel, Commonwealth.

    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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    Meet Emma Donoghue

    Exclusive event for New Collection members. Meet author Emma Donoghue at an exclusive cocktail reception prior to her public talk in The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon.  Emma’s novel, Room, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. She scripted the film adaptation which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

    New Collection members, please RSVP to Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073.

  • Annual Donor Appreciation

    Annual Donor Appreciation Event

    Exclusive Donor Event. The Toronto Public Library Foundation invites patrons of the Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection to experience how your support is expanding access, increasing opportunities and building connections.  Interact with some of TPL’s new technology and programs.

  • Book Ends Clearance Sale – Toronto Reference Library

    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, September 15, 9:30 am to 7 pm

    Friday, September 16, 9:00 am to  6 pm

    Saturday, September 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm