Men and women, who may be on the lower or upper end of an age group, have the opportunity to attend events for two different age groups in order to find the one they like the best!We overlap the age groups in order to let you chose what event you want to attend – consider this an advantage!
Lam says he got the idea after reading an article about the success of similar events at other libraries across the country.(In February, wrote about the Vancouver Public Library’s popular “Read Dating” nights.) He explains that literary speed-daters create an alias, and when participants meet someone they’d like to see again, they can check their name off on a speed-dating card.If you are just a few years over the age range for the 40-55 event, you may still be able to attend.We do allow people to attend who are just outside this age range depending on seats available.Speed dating has been given a bookish twist, thanks to the Toronto Public Library’s debut LGBTQ Literary Speed Dating night, which takes place July 4, p.m. Organized by librarian Raymond Lam to coincide with the end of Toronto’s Pride Week, the speed-dating night is open to anyone who identifies as LGBTQ, between the ages of 19 and 35.
The event gives participants a chance to discuss a favourite book, CD, or DVD with like-minded people.If this is something you are interested in, you must email with your name, age, day time phone number, event city and the date of the event you would like to attend.Priority is on a first come first serve basis and also to those who have already signed up for an event in their own age group.Participants can register by calling the Bloor/Gladstone library.Lam, who has already declared tomorrow night a success, is planning a heterosexual literary speed-dating event for Oct. If two people show an interest in each other, Lam will put them in touch via email.