A “Read In” was held yesterday afternoon in front of the Toronto Reference Library. About 100 people attended to support library workers on strike.
Most folks had a book by their favorite Canadian author in hand. I brought Rising With A Distant Dawn by one of my favorite Canadian poets: David Groulx. People got on the mic to share words of solidarity and to read from their favorite book.
I had the privilege of talking with three cool readers, one being Toronto poet Whitney French, who love books and libraries just as much as I do. One woman made an amazing sign:
Tune into Black Coffee Poet Wednesday March 28, 2012 for an inclusive interview with a library worker who talks about Health, Safety, and Service concerns.
I work for the Toronto Public Library and we are on strike right now. We are holding a knit and spin in at Nathan Philips Square on Wednesday, March 28th at 11 am to support library workers. Please join us!
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Sunday afternoons are usually reserved for quite lunches, laundry and relaxing in track pants. But when libraries are under fire, I flung on my jeans, grabbed a Canadian book and made my way to the Toronto Reference Library to join my fellow librarians in solidarity. Thank you to Black Coffee Poet for this post!
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