Monday, May 13, 6pm – 8pm
Literary Circle Event

Literary Circle members are invited to an inspirational and educational evening with Samra Zafar, an award-winning international speaker, scholar, social entrepreneur, and author.

In 2017, Samra penned an article about her personal journey for Toronto Life which became the most-read article in Canada that year. This article became the basis for her debut memoir, A Good Wife, Samra’s personal and heroic story as she escaped a decade of living as a child bride in a forced marriage in Canada, with the promise of furthering her education in Canada.

RSVP to ecampeau@torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-393-7073.

  • Financial Planning Seminar

    Do you have a will? Attend this free estate planning seminar to learn about the essential elements of a will and common pitfalls to avoid. Click here for more info.

    Check out the many other free classes on personal finance and money matters at library branches across the city. Everyone is welcome.

  • Jonathan Safran Foer

    Appel Salon Event. The author of Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on his first new novel in ten years, Here I Am.

    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.

  • Book Ends Giant Half Price Sale – North York Central 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 8, 10 am to 4 pm

    Friday, September 9, 10 am to 4 pm

    Saturday, September 10, 10 am to 4 pm

     

  • Trivia Night & Book Swap

    Exclusive event for New Collection members and guests. Join us for a fun night of trivia, prizes and book swapping!  Bring a previously loved book to swap with other members. Contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to RSVP.

     

     

     

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  • Mark Schatzker & The Dorito Effect

    Exclusive New Collection event. Obesity, heart disease and diabetes – have we gotten it all wrong? Join us as Mark, author of The Dorito Effect, guides us through the missing piece of the food puzzle: flavour. Our yummy discussion will be paired with food courses… the ‘better tasting food’ we all desire.

    Food and beverage will be provided at this event.

    Please RSVP to Ashley Boucher at aboucher@torontopubliclibrary.ca or 416-393-7073.

    JUNE: Location to be confirmed

  • Julian Barnes

    The Booker Prize winning author on his new novel The Noise of Time, dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Clara Hughes

    Olympian Clara Hughes, author of Open Heart, Open Mind, shares her past struggles with depression.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Guy Gavriel Kay

    The best selling author of the ground breaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars on his new novel Children of Earth and Sky.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Neil Pasricha

    Harvard MBA, Walmart executive and #1 bestselling author of The Book of Awesome unlocks the nine secrets to happiness in The Happiness Equation.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.

  • Mind the Gap: Crossing Imaginary Lines with Junot Diaz and Sunil Yapa

    Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her) with Sunil Yapa (Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist) on diaspora, globalization, and writing as a form of economic, geographic and personal outreach.

    A small number of tickets are held in reserve for patrons of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Council of 100, Literary Circle, Heritage Society and New Collection. Please contact Ashley Boucher, 416-393-7073 to reserve your ticket.