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GPL Presents 2nd Annual Evening for Book Lovers

Web posted on January 21, 2014

As we draw closer to Guelph Public Library's 2nd annual Evening for Book Lovers Red Carpet Edition, those still interested in purchasing tickets to this fabulous event have until January 24th only! Tickets can be purchased at or at any library location ($85 per person or $600 for a table of 8).

Held at the beautiful Hanlon Convention Centre on Saturday February 8th 2014, attendees will enjoy a fabulous four-course dinner, lots of contests and prizes, silent auction festivities, and fun for everyone as we celebrate award winning entertainment and an appreciation for books and movies! Once again, we are pleased to announce our friends at Meridian will be this year's presenting partner!

Book lovers will be treated to a keynote address by the renowned Judy Crooncomedian, motivational speaker, radio host, and author! Guests are encouraged to walk the red carpet dressed as their favourite movie or book character, come as film or book critics, or even paparazzi!

Guests will also have the opportunity to be the star in our photobooth festivities and to win many great items including a VIA Rail Canada Getaway for two and a Chocolate Diamond necklace courtesy of our friends at Zak's Jewellers. Despite severe weather, thanks to the generosity of our guests, sponsors, and donors, last year's event was a tremendous success, and we hope to make next year's event even more successful, helping to support GPL's quest for a new Main Library and other invaluable library initiatives, programming, and resources.

Sponsors of this year's event include Meridian, CVS Midwest Tape, Saunders Books, Swan Moving and Storage, Nestle Waters Canada, The Guelph Tribune, The Guelph Mercury Community Partnerships Program, Magic 106.1 FM/CJOY 1460 AM, Wellington Brewery, VIA Rail Canada, Red Car Service, Zak's Jewellers and many other generous supporters from within the community!

More information about this event can be found on the library's website ( Accommodations can be made for dietary restrictions, and tax receipts for the eligible portion will be provided at the event. Invite your friends, neighbours, co-workers, book club members, and anyone interested in a wonderful night out for a great cause!

We would love for you to join us for our special evening and help us to celebrate all that GPL has to offer to our community and also, you - our valued supporters and friends!