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The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon is a literary and cultural programming space on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Upcoming Events

Free tickets are required for all events. Learn more about event tickets

David Frum: Trumpocracy

Mon, Jan 22 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

David Frum is a bestselling author, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and the former White...

Ken Dryden: Game Change

Tue, Jan 23 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hockey hall of famer, Member of Parliament and bestselling author Ken Dryden talks abo...

STAR TALKS: Andrew Morton on Wallis Simpson

Thu, Feb 15 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Bestselling author Andrew Morton wrote the seminal biography of Princess Diana....

Martin Amis: The Rub of Time

Thu, Feb 22 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has written on an astonishing range of topics:...

Imbolo Mbue: Behold the Dreamers

Wed, Apr 11 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Met...

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Event tickets

NEW for 2017: Free tickets are released three weeks before each event and are available to book starting at 9 a.m.

As most events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes before the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

There is a limit of two tickets per valid email address.

Past events

Watch videos of past events on our YouTube channel.

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The Appel Salon is a versatile, centrally-located venue for meetings, weddings, and special and corporate events.

Accessibility

Toronto Public Library is committed to providing equitable access to library service in a welcoming and supportive environment. A limited number of hearing assist devices are made available to all attendees at the Appel Salon bar. If special seating is required for any of the Appel Salon events, prior arrangements can be made by contacting event staff at salonprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca. Please contact staff only once you have obtained an event ticket. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the day of our Appel Salon events.

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