Friends of the Library Events 2015-2016

Thursday, September 24th, 2015: Friends of the Library AGM & David Bentley, Archibald Lampman and Episkopon: The Apprenticeship of a Canadian Poet

David Bentley, the Carl F. Klinck Professor in Canadian Literature at the Western University, has almost single-handedly renewed interest in early Canadian literature while setting a high standard for scholarship and editorial stewardship. He is the founding and continuing editor of Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews (the leading journal in the field), the Canadian Poetry Press, and He has been awarded the Ontario Premier’s Discovery award and most recently the 2015 Killam Prize for Humanities. His commitment to teaching has been recognized by his 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

His books include The Confederation Group of Canadian Poets, 1880-1897 (2004), Canadian Architexts: Essays on Literature and Architecture in Canada, 1759 -2006 (2009), By Necessity and Indirection: Essays on Modernism in Canada (2015), and scholarly editions of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (2006), John Howison’s Sketches of Upper Canada (2012), and Archibald Lampman’s Untitled Fragment of a Novel (2014).

He has essays forthcoming on Alice Munro, Gabrielle Roy, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Mean Girls.

Event details:

Combination room, Trinity College in the University of Toronto, 8 pm

Please RSVP by 16 September 2015

This event is open to current Friends of the Library members and their guests.

Phone: 416-978-2653

Thursday, October 22nd - Monday, October 26th : The 40th Annual Book Sale

Location: Seeley Hall, Trinity College in the University of Toronto

TBA December 2015, Friends of the Library Annual Christmas Celebration

Thursday, February 24, 2016: The 16thArchibald Lampman Poetry Reading, Anne Michaels

Thursday, April 7th, 2016: The 15th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture: Simon Stern, Margins of Authority: The Place of the Legal Citation on the Page


Previous events 2014-2015

Warren Lecture with John Kloppenberg
Location: George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: 8:00 pm
Contact: The Friends of the Library
RSVP by March 27, 2015 to or 416-978-2653.

Tuesday, September 23rd: Friends of the Library AGM and Meet Mayo Moran: A Panel Interview & Reception with Trinity’s 15th Provost
AGM: Combination Room, Trinity College, 7:15 pm
Panel Interview: George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place, 8 pm Trinity College

To RSVP: contact Julia Paris at (416) 978-2707 or

Thursday, October 23rd - Monday, October 27th : The 39th Annual Book Sale
Seeley Hall, Trinity College

Tuesday, December 2nd: Friends of the Library Annual Christmas Celebration: A Celtic Christmas
Seeley Hall, Trinity College, 7:30 for 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 29th: The 16th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading with Dionne Brand
Combination room, Trinity College, 5:30 pm

Thursday, February 26th:  From Generation to Generation: the Gift of the Archives with Trinity College Archivist, Sylvia Lassam.
Combination room, Trinity College, 7:30 for 8:00 pm

¬úPrevious events 2013-2014:

1 April 2014 (Tuesday): The 13th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture
Medieval Outlaws, Exiles, and Stolen Stories, Andy Orchard. George Ignatieff Theatre, 8 p.m. Trinity College

12 February 2014 (Thursday): Framed Memory: The Centenary of WWI, John Plumpton, Combination Room, Trinity College, 7:30 pm.

21 January 2014 (Tuesday): The 15th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading, James Arthur. Combination Room, 5:30 p.m.

5 December 2013 (Thursday): Annual Christmas Celebration. A Jazz Christmas: The Rev'd Tim Elliott with the Brian Barlow Trio & Judy Maddren Reading, Seeley Hall, 7:30 for 8 p.m.

24-28 October 2013 (Thursday): The 38th Annual Book Sale, Seeley Hall

19 September 2013 (Thursday): Friends of Library Annual Meeting
Guest speaker: Brian Gable: Editorial Cartooning: Cornerstone of Western Civilization7:30 for 8 pm in the Combination room, Trinity College

Previous events 2012-13

11 April 2013 (Thursday): The 12th Frederic Alden Warren Lecture: “You should have been there”: The competition between print and performance, J. Edward Chamberlin
George Ignatieff Theatre, 8 pm

28 February 2013 (Thursday): 14th Archibald Lampman Poetry Reading, Richard Greene
Location: Combination Room
Time: 5:30 pm

22 January 2013 (Tuesday): The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca, Carol Bishop-Gwyn, Combination Room, 7:30 for 8 pm

4 December 2012 (Tuesday): Annual Christmas Celebration, In Praise of Queen Anne (1533-1536) and Queen Elizabeth (1952 -  ), John Fraser, joined by the Trinity College Choral Scholars, directed by John Tuttle, Seeley Hall, 7:30 for 8:00 pm

20 September 2012 (Thursday): Annual General Meeting, Colonial Toronto on a Dangerous Frontier, 1793-1841 Carl Benn, Combination Room, 7:30 for 8:00 pm

18-22 October 2012 (Thursday through Monday):  37th Annual Book Sale, Seeley Hall