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...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2020 has been a very difficult year for all workers, their family and friends.  Library workers have continued to work and deliver services that Torontonians rely on - with all the associated health and safety concerns faced by many public service workers.  Thank you for your support during these...

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@4948president: It is a beautiful Saturday morning and library workers @Local4948 are attending the Indigenous & Workers of Colour Conference organized by @torontolabour equity committee. Reflecting on this year’s theme: Rising Above the Storm https://t.co/8buXFMJs54
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@4948president: Excited to be attending New Librarians Symposium today! This year’s theme is Libraries and Labour: Organizing for Action. Will be talking about the organizing work Toronto #LibraryWorkers have done over the years and the challenges of the future. #NewLibSymp21 @Local4948 https://t.co/yjatolMBWV
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Libraries around the world are “thriving” during pandemic. But is this true? Funding cuts, layoffs, under-investment abound. Reinvest to ensure the services that library workers provide is around for years to come. Appreciation must translate to action. https://t.co/14XzOO4wtS
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Library of Congress gets health workers’ audio COVID diaries | The Star https://t.co/cnYi8YzY4N