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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