Save the Date!

Our 5th annual After Hours @ The Library signature fundraising event will be Friday, November 16 at the Main Library.

Planning is already underway for another fun evening of conversation, food, drink, live music and amazing prizes. Our special guestspeaker(s) will be announced in the near future so stay tuned!

If you haven’t attended before (and since this event sells out each year, there’s a chance you haven’t!) guests get social over a glass of wine or craft beer, enjoy delicious canapés and sweets from local restaurants, live music, an array of draw & silent auction prizes. All this while also supporting their favourite library.

Tickets are $50 (includes 1 drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres) and will be available for purchase online in October and at any WPL location.

We’ll see you After Hours!

Eat! Drink! Be Merry!

Savouries & Sweets

After Hours @ The Library is becoming famous for its delicious food from local restaurants and caterers. The generous support of these businesses will help make our special fundraising event in 2018 absolutely amazing.

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

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

More coming soon!


We are excited to announce that Dixon’s Distilled Spirits from Guelph will be at After Hours @ The Library on November 16, 2018.

Dixon’s will be serving delicious cocktails made with their Wicked Citrus Gin and Silvercreek Vodka.

Thank you for your support.

What A Night It Was!

What a night it was!  On November 17, 2017, over 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