Karen Armstrong, Bob Rae, Allison Pearson headline 2011 season
TORONTO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library is launching the first of
this year's free literary events in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon on
January 17 with author Karen Armstrong interviewed by CBC radio's Mary
Hynes. Armstrong will talk about twelve steps to a compassionate life.
Since it opened in the fall of 2009, more than 16,000 people have
attended cultural and literary programs in the Appel Salon on the
second floor of the iconic Toronto Reference Library. To avoid
disappointment, Toronto Public Library has initiated a new online
ticketing system for events held in the Salon. Tickets for most events
remain free of charge and can be ordered by visiting
The popularity of the Appel Salon, a beautiful 16,000 square foot venue
with a cash bar, is continuing into 2011—people have already grabbed up
all the free tickets for the Armstrong event. Following Karen
Armstrong's appearance on January 17 (events begin at 7:00 pm; doors
and cash bar open at 6:00 pm), the lineup of speakers and events
February 3 - Shaw Festival: Jackie Maxwell and Michael Healey on new
approaches to George Bernard Shaw with Shaw Festival Literary Manager
February 7 - Star Talks: Bob Rae on exporting democracy and other risky
ideas with the Toronto Star's James Travers.
February 8 - Allison Pearson on her new novel, I Think I Love You, with the Globe and Mail's Johanna Schneller.
Plus…a four-part lecture series on Shakespearian plays, TSO music
director Peter Oundjian, Mann Booker prize winner Howard Jacobson,
author and environmental activist Tim Flannery, and many more!
A full list of events and programming can be found on our website at
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit our 99 branches
and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about Toronto
Public Library, visit our website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call
Answerline at 416-393-7131.
SOURCE Toronto Public Library
For further information:
Anne Marie Aikins, Manager, Community Relations, 416-393-7212