Great Fiction Reads for Black History Month

Great Fiction Reads for Black History Month

Because we are library workers - there will be a booklist! Celebrate Black History Month with some of the best fiction by Black authors from 2020-21. These recommended titles represent a variety of diverse perspectives across different literary genres. Where available, a link to the Toronto Public...

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

February is Black History month - and unions and activists are participating in a variety of ways.  Watch for Local 4948's upcoming interview with Dr. Rita Cox, an award-winning librarian, renowned storyteller and community leader who created the Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the...

2021 City Budget Deputation

January 26, 2021 President Brandon Haynes delivers an impassioned deputation expressing his shock and dismay at City Hall's refusal to fund two extremely important TPL programs: Digital Literacy for Seniors and Community Librarians. https://player.vimeo.com/video/505749991

Curbside Service Delivered by Toronto Public Library Workers

Curbside Service Delivered by Toronto Public Library Workers

Dewey or don't we join in with Bernie Sanders' Mittens memes?  Of course we do (and with affection for a strong defender of working people). Please check the Toronto Public Library's website for the latest information on the services library workers provide during the lockdown in this second State...

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@IWD_TO: We hope to see you all at 1pm today at our online Rally! International Women’s Day 2021 Toronto Virtual Rally SATURDAY MARCH 6, 2021 at 1:00pm EST Streaming Live at https://t.co/Z6u4CXKLRY #IWD2021 #InternationalWomensDay #Canada https://t.co/i46YIx2tLd
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@4948president: Shameful. What people need now is more engagement with library workers. Seniors living in isolation, children and parents, people new to Canada, youth experiencing mental health challenges... the list goes on. Reverse this decision! @EssexCountyON @CUPEOntario @Local4948 https://t.co/sY2rkLLYHD
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@4948president: Spoke at the Southern Alberta Library Conference earlier this week re: a health and safety survey sent out to library workers @Local4948 It’s been very challenging for us during this pandemic, in our work and personal lives, but we are working hard for the people of Toronto. https://t.co/VD7HlplW31
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