• Charities
  • Toronto Public Library – Donation

    From the Giving Tuesday website: Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on […]

  • Book things
  • Toronto City Librarian Vickery Bowles’ Statement on Hate Graffiti Found on Library Property

    I was recently notified that anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on a window of one of our branches. The hate graffiti on the window was quickly removed by someone in the community before even staff could take action. Nevertheless the deed was done. Police were notified. Additional hate graffiti was found at other locations within the […]

  • Book things
  • The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride by Sebastien Lifshitz – Review

    How you see the photographs in The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride, collected by Sebastien Lifshitz from garage sales and flea markets, is entirely personal. Are they a quaint and touching collection of portraits of love? Are they surreptitious glimpses into early 20th century LGBT oppression? Are they a bold statement of pride […]