Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has built a replica of the Greek Parthenon made entirely from 100,000 copies of banned books from around the world. Her structure is called "The Parthenon of Books" and it is situated on a site where the Nazis burnt books in 1933.
As fascism and related acts of violence are in the rise here in North America and around the world, this work of art is a startling reminder from the past.
Vote today for a progressive Toronto - a city that values its public services and supports public libraries. Here is a list of endorsed candidates for today's vote. Click here for a printable version.
October 14 - 20 is Ontario Library Week! Library Workers all across the province were out inviting the public to celebrate libraries and the people who make them work. The Toronto Public Library Workers Union was handing out special "I am a Library Warrior" bookmarks to the public, as well as our "Say No to Staffless Libraries" buttons. Visit your local library and the proud workers who are dedicated to making this the busiest public library system in North America.
Please come out and attend the 2018 Toronto Mayoral Forum on Housing and Homelessness to support Jennifer Keesmaat. (John Tory is not attending)
It takes place at OISE. Click here for free tickets and more info.
Thank you to all the Torontonian public library lovers who came to visit the Toronto Public Library Workers booth at WOTS 2018. It was wonderful chatting with you, listening to your thoughts on the direction of library services, and sharing our love for our public library. Our public library supporters are truly library warriors! A huge thank you to Canadian author Andrew Larsen who signed his book, "The Man Who Loved Libraries" - a massive hit - with long linueps of readers waiting to get their copy. Thank you again to all the library workers who volunteered their time at the booth. Our book bags are always popular - Daniel Rotsztain's "All the Libraries" book bag was once again a hot item in demand. The lawns at Queen's Quay were filled with kids playing with our public library frisbees and flying our "No to Staffless Libraries" flags. Watch for our "I am a Library Warrior" bookmarks. Another successful event! See you next year.