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).



2018  New Collection Upcoming Events

Annual Donor Appreciation Event – September 11, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm

Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

In celebration of your generosity as a Library donor. Join us!




Hush Hush – October 20, 2018 | #partyinthestacks
9:00pm – Late

Bloor/Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor Street W., Toronto

Get your tickets for Toronto‘s must-attend party in the stacks, where guests are treated to unique food experiences, an open bar, and interactive activations – all within the walls of the world’s busiest library. Funds raised support TPL initiatives to bridge the digital divide.



Cocktails and Conversations | Sheila Heti – October 30, 2018

Photo credit: Nikola Tamindic

Photo credit: Nikola Tamindic

Penguin Random House
320 Front Street W., Toronto

Join us for an exclusive discussion with the acclaimed writer of How Should a Person Be? – a New York Times Notable Book and called by Time magazine
as “one of the most talked-about books of the year.” Sheila will discuss her
new novel, Motherhood, an exploration of sex, procreation, and female intellectual life.




Edible Book Club with the Last Schmaltz – December 12, 2018


Anthony Rose

From one of Toronto’s most magnetic chefs and restaurateurs comes a
cookbook that has just the right amount of schmaltz! Anthony Rose is the
chef and co-owner of Toronto gems Rose and Sons, Big Crow, Fat Pasha,
Schmaltz Appetizing, Bar Begonia and Madame Boeuf. Join us for a night
of food, laughter and a look into his debut cookbook, The Last Schmaltz. .




Contact us for more information

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

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