What went down at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

What went down at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Authors Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Carley Fortune and Joshua Knelman were in attendance

Last Thursday, more than 400 guests and 38 Canadian authors gathered at the Toronto Reference Library in Yorkville for the Toronto Public Library’s annual Biblio Bash party. The gala raised over $1 million for library initiatives that support newcomers to Canada, including launching welcome resources in 40 languages and expanding financial literacy programs. Comedian, actor and author Ali Hassan hosted the evening’s festivities, which were organized around the theme of a magical green forest. Here’s who showed up.

Claire MacNamara, Ali Hassan and Farah Nasser at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Biblio Bash co-chairs Claire MacNamara and Farah Nasser with host Ali Hassan

Melissa Grelo, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Ella-Grace Trudeau and Grace Kim at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Melissa Grelo, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Ella-Grace Trudeau and Grace Kim

Sangita Patel and Christi Himmelheber at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Sangita Patel and Christi Himmelheber

Charlie Angelakos and Ali Velshi at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Charlie Angelakos and Ali Velshi

D.M. Bradford, Carley Fortune and Joshua Knelman at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

D. M. Bradford, Carley Fortune and Joshua Knelman

Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Sonia Mangat, Pooja Handa and Erica Wark at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Gurdeep Ahluwalia, Sonia Mangat, Pooja Handa and Erica Wark

Joanna Goodman, Evelyn Chick and Keita Demming at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Joanna Goodman, Evelyn Chick and Keita Demming

Laura Tamblyn Watts and Moez Hassan at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Laura Tamblyn Watts and Moez Kassam

Mark Sakamoto and Rob Guenette at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Mark Sakamoto and Rob Guenette

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Vickery Bowles at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Vickery Bowles

Zeina Esmail at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Zeina Esmail

Farah Nasser, Reetu Gupta and Claire MacNamara at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Farah Nasser, Reetu Gupta and Claire MacNamara

Farah Nasser, Khati Nathoo, Aisha Champsi and Erika Rodrigues at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Farah Nasser, Khati Bandali Nathoo, Aisha Champsi and Erika Rodrigues

Gurpreet Ahluwalia, Arati Sharma and Anjli Patel at the 2024 Biblio Bash party

Gurpreet Ahluwalia, Arati Sharma and Anjli Patel