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ABOUT BIBLIO BASH

JOIN US FOR AN UNFORGETABLE NIGHT

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY
6:30 PM COCKTAILS IN THE STACKS
7:30 PM DINNER IN THE ATRIUM

Join us for an intimate evening with Canada’s top authors to support the Toronto Public Library.

MEET OUR HOSTS

The Social - Biblio Bash 2019 Hosts
We are so proud to announce that Cynthia Loyst, Jessica Allen, Lainey Lui, Marci Ien, and Melissa Grelo, from CTV’s popular daytime show, The Social, will be the hosts of Biblio Bash 2019.

If you’d like to purchase a ticket to Biblio Bash, please contact Rachel MacLeod.

 

SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY

Donate to the Biblio Bash Community Campaign.

Toronto Public Library ensures all Torontonians have free access to the tools they need to put them on the path to lifelong success.

With 100 branches across the city, the Library is a vibrant community hub and thriving organization that is an indispensable part of the lives of over 70% of Torontonians who rely on its programs and services every year. Funds raised at Biblio Bash 2019 will support two important Toronto Public Library priorities.

BRINGING BOOKS & INFORMATION TO UNDER-SERVED COMMUNITIES

We make certain Torontonians not located in close proximity to a library branch have easy access to books, library staff, and free WiFi by raising funds to put toward the purchase of a new TPL Bookmobile.

HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND THRIVE IN LIFE

We address the ongoing needs of Toronto children by equipping TPL After-School Clubs with the essential materials, experienced staff and nutritional snacks they require to allow kids to concentrate and complete their homework.

2018 Impact

$701,400
Raised to support Toronto Public Library
473
Guests attended at the Toronto Reference Library
43
Top Canadian Authors
$168,200
On-site fundraising
1
Inspiring Biblio Bash!

BIBLIO BASH 2019 AUTHORS

ANDRÉ ALEXIS
ARIF ANWAR
DR. ROMANA BAHRY
DAVID BARBAREE
LINWOOD BARCLAY
DAVID BEZMOZGIS
DAN BILEFSKY
DAVID CHILTON
CLAUDIA DEY
JOY FIELDING
DR. BRIAN GOLDMAN
CHARLOTTE GRAY
BRUCE HEYMAN
VICKI HEYMAN

JESSICA HOLMES
B. DENHAM JOLLY
SHEENA KAMAL
SUSANNA KEARSLEY
CATHAL KELLY
SONYA LALLI
SHARI LAPENA
CARIANNE LEUNG
ELAINE LUI
LINDEN MACINTYRE
HANNAH MARY MCKINNON
JODY MITIC
DIMITRI NASRALLAH
CAROL OFF
ALISON PICK

CATHERINE PORTER
ANNA PORTER
ANDREW PYPER
NATHAN RIPLEY
DAN ROBSON
ANTHONY ROSE
MARK SAKAMOTO
ABBEY SHARP
ANDREAS SOUVALIOTIS
MARISSA STAPLEY
TANYA TALAGA
K.A. TUCKER
DR. DAVE WILLIAMS
SAMRA ZAFAR

AUTHOR HOST SPONSOR

2019 SPONSORS

COMMITTEE

Claire McIntyre, Co-Chair
Ellen Webster, Co-Chair

Victoria Webster
Honorary Chair

Rita Bates
Erin Bermingham
Amy Burstyn Fritz
Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Jane Halverson
Peter Hayes

Shanitha Kachan
Ann Layton
Lindsay Mattick
Bernadette Morra
Kim Tanenbaum
Rita Theil
Colette van den Thillart

CONTACT

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES

Andrea McLoughlin
KWT Global
647-490-6602

Email

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rachel MacLeod
Toronto Public Library Foundation
416-397-5977

Email

IN THE PRESS

OPEN BOOK

April 16, 2018: “A Book is a Window to the World”: Biblio Bash Guest Authors on What Libraries Mean to Them

BEYOND FASHION MAGAZINE

April 29, 2018: A Glamorous Black-Tie Soirée and Fundraiser in Support of Toronto Youth

ELLE CANADA

April 30, 2018: Celebrating Biblio Bash 2018

BAY STREET BULL

April 2018: Toronto Public Library’s Biblio Bash Raises $700,000 in support of youth programs

SHE DOES THE CITY

May 11, 2018: PHOTOS: BIBLIO BASH 2018 AT TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

May 14, 2018: Toronto Public Library Foundation’s Biblio Bash

BIZ BASH

May 2018: 10 Best Ideas of the Week – Biblio Bash

THE KIT

June 20, 2018: The glam bash raised over $700k to support youth empowerment programs