What A Night It Was!

What a night it was!  On November 17th, 175 people attended After Hours @ The Library, where they met popular authors, listened to live music, and enjoyed delicious food supplied by local restaurants and caterers. The After Hours raffle and, new this year, silent auction, created quite a stir as attendees purchased tickets and placed their bids in hopes of winning one of the terrific prizes worth thousands of dollars. An incredible 40 local businesses generously donated all of the prizes, showing their support of Waterloo Public Library.

Thanks to the support of attendees, prize donors and sponsors, we raised over $8500. These funds will be used to purchase technology-related items to be used in our free programs.

In 2016, over 37,000 people of all ages attended programs at Waterloo Public Library. We are proud to be able to offer members of our community the opportunity to learn and experience new technologies, free of charge, that they might otherwise not have the opportunity to try.

Thank you to our guest authors Andrew Pyper, Donna Marie Pye, Carrie Snyder and Ian Hamilton, and to our media partner, The Waterloo Region Record. Special thanks to our food station sponsors e.v.o. kitchen, Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Little Mushroom Catering, Just Love Pie, Winnie’s Gluten-free Kitchen and Bhima’s Warung. Without your enthusiasm and support, After Hours @ The Library could not have been the success it was.

Also thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and came out for this very special event.  Your devotion to and interest in Waterloo Public Library is just amazing.  We are fortunate to be part of such an awesome community.

Prize Donors

Silent Auction

Draw Prizes

Eat! Drink! Be Merry!


After Hours @ The Library is becoming famous for its delicious food from local restaurants and caterers. The generous support of these businesses help make our special fundraising event amazing. Visit our Food Station Sponsors’ websites to learn more about them and to view their delicious menus.

Little Mushroom Catering
290 – 5 Thompson Dr
Cambridge, ON N1T 2E3

EVO Kitchen
31 Water St S
Cambridge, ON N1R 3C7

Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria
15 King St S
Waterloo, ON N2J 1N9

Just Love Pie
33 Erb St West (in the Atrium)
Waterloo, ON N2L 1S8

Bhima’s Warung
262 King St N
Waterloo, ON N2J 2Y8

Winnie’s Gluten Free Kitchen
181 Park Street
Waterloo, ON N2L 1Y7


Cold Beverages

After Hours @ The Library is a licensed event. We will be serving white and red wine as well as beer from Descendant’s Beer & Beverage Company.


Hot Beverages

Coffee and tea will be served as well. We thank Starbucks and David’s Tea from UpTown Waterloo for their support.