New Collection is a members program offering young professionals (under 45) exclusive access to the city’s vibrant literary scene and networking opportunities.

Hosted in cultural hotspots, including our libraries, New Collection events feature top authors and thought-provokers like Justin Trudeau, Margaret Atwood, Scaachi Koul, Mike Babcock, Kelly Oxford, Douglas Coupland and Kevin Kwan.

Why join?

  • Access exclusive member-only events throughout the year;
  • Reserve tickets to sold-out talks at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon;
  • Receive a charitable tax receipt for a portion of your membership;
  • Meet other young professionals and experience unique venues across Toronto;
  • Receive discount tickets to our annual fundraiser Hush Hush.

Joining New Collection is a powerful endorsement of the world’s busiest public library – Toronto Public Library. Your membership will support expanded access to technology, lifelong learning and diverse cultural experiences for all Torontonians.

Membership levels

  • $300 Solo, benefits for one member
  • $500 Duo, benefits for two members
  • $500 Solo with hosting  privileges – bring a friend to each event!

Membership is valid for 12 consecutive months starting on the day you join. (Monthly payment options are available for all membership levels).



Ren Navarro

Edible Book Club: Beer. Diversity | February 20, 2019

Bar Hop
137 Peter Street, Toronto


We’re going on a craft beer journey! Led by Ren Navarro (one of the most respected members in the Ontario beer industry), we’ll explore diversity in the industry and hear how Ren is on a mission to initiate change. With Robin Leblanc, co-author of The Ontario Craft Beer Guide.




Toronto off the Page: Drag Queen Storytime | April 5, 2019

Yorkville Branch
22 Yorkville Evenue, Toronto
Fay and Fluffy


Join us for an adult version of TPL’s oh-so-popular children’s program Drag Queen Storytime. With two of Toronto’s most beloved drag queens, Fay and Fluffy, we’ll take over the Yorkville Branch after-hours. Yorkville Branch is home to TPL’s LGBTQ collection and is one of the three original branches in Toronto. We promise there will be loads fun for everyone!



Lecture and Debate Series: Takara Small  | June 25, 2019Takara Small


As the spotlight on Toronto’s tech scene grows, we invite you to hear how some of Toronto’s biggest entrepreneurs are using tech for good to create a better future. With Takara Small, host of ‘I’ll Go First’, Canada’s top tech podcast produced by the Globe and Mail. Takara is making waves as an on-air tech expert for CBC News, CBC Radio and CTV News and founder of VentureKids of .




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Ashley Boucher, Manager, Leadership Gifts
t. 416-393-7073

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