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 […]

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 […]

Composed: A Memoir – Review

Getty Images - Roseanne Cash at a book reading at Barnes and Nobel for Composed: A Memoir

I listened to the audio book, Composed, read by Rosanne herself. Awesome! I never had any real interest in Rosanne’s music or her life, and I first got the book from the library just ‘cuz. Halfway through, I bought the audio book instead. Geez, there’s a lot about this woman I never knew. It’s cool […]