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Toronto Public Library holds forum on the future of the library

It may be temporarily empty of international media hoping for a glimpse of Rob Ford, but Toronto City Hall council chamber will be busy on Sunday afternoon, when the Toronto Public Library holds its first forum on the future of the library.

Running from 2 to 4 p.m., the event is intended to rally public support for the library ahead of the Toronto City Council budget committee meetings, which begin eight days after the forum. A panel of experts and authors will lead a discussion and offer suggestions for those who wish to make effective deputations to stop proposed service cuts at the budget meetings. The afternoon won’t be all serious council business, though: a photo booth, fake librarian glasses, stuff for the kids, and book giveaways are planned.

A video ““ created by James Braithwaite and Josh Rankin (I Met the Walrus), and narrated by Vincent Lam ““ kicks off the campaign.