Guest Speaker


This year we are excited to welcome Marco Timpano to After Hours.

Marco is an award-winning actor, writer, comedian and, most importantly, a huge fan of libraries. He also hosts and produces the highly successful podcasts “The Insomnia Project”, “Every Place Is the Same” (a comedic look at travel) and “Eat & Drink”.

To learn more, visit Marco’s official website.


This year we are thrilled to announce a special “Canada 150 edition” of After Hours @ The Library fundraiser. We have invited 3 beloved Canadian writers to attend our fundraiser for an evening of conversation, food, drink and prizes, where attendees can get “up close and personal” with their favourite authors.


  • Brenda Halloran, former Mayor of Waterloo and Chair of the Board of Startup Canada
  • Erin Bow, award-winning Young Adult novelist
  • Saj Jamal, VP Marketing & Product Development, Communitech


  • John Neufeld, Executive Director, House of Friendship
  • Meaghan Coneybeare, Youth Advocate
  • Lisa Grogan, Entrepreneur/Philanthropist
  • Tasneem Jamal, Journalist and Author of “Where the Air is Sweet”


  • Richard Hepditch, Fire Chief, Waterloo Fire Rescue
  • Terry Salmond, Executive Chef and former Top Chef Canada finalist
  • Laura Archibald, Director and Filmmaker
  • Mike Kirkup, Director, Velocity @ U of W
  • Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool, former World Super Middleweight Champion
  • Carrie Snyder, Governor General’s Award-nominated author
  • Jennifer Moss, co-founder of the Smile Epidemic and Plasticity Labs

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