A Short, Animated Defense of Toronto’s Great Public Libraries

If you’ve been with Open Culture since our early days, you might remember I Met the Walrus, a short Oscar-nominated film that recalls the time when John Lennon granted an interview to a 14-year-old Beatles’ fan named Jerry Levitan. The animated film (which we still highly recommend) was the visual creation of Josh Ruskin and James Braithwaite, who have now teamed up to create “Our Public Library,” a short animated film that calls attention to the budget cuts that are undermining Toronto’s great public library system. Toronto’s lawmakers will be making key decisions about the fate of the library soon (something hopefully Mayor Rob Ford won’t be involved with, seeing that he seems prefer the pipe and drink to the book). For information on how to help protect Toronto’s public libraries, please visit the web site Our Public Library.

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  • pamajoh says:

    It appears Toronto’s Mayor Ford knows yet another way to make a fool of himself – not supporting the great library system which has been developed over the years – How could the citizens of Toronto elect such a baffoon? OOPs, sorry, just remembered I come from a country that elected George W.Bush twice. ( not me though:) )

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