Audition material for Plays, Shows and Musical Theatre at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th Floor

April 23, 2014 | Wendy | Comments (10) Facebook Twitter More...

We have audition material for upcoming plays and shows that you can use at the Arts Department of Toronto Reference Library (the list is updated regularly).  

 

New Auditions:
 

 

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Continuing Auditions:

Know of an upcoming audition

Tell us in person, call the 5th floor Arts Desk at 416-393-7157, or email us at [email protected]. Want to leave your script here so you can refer actors to us?  We do that too.                

 

Toronto Reference Library has an extensive collection of monologues for all your audition needs! Come to the Arts Department on the 5th floor to sample some...

Monologues for Women

Monologues for Men

Canadian Monologues

Multicultural and LGBT gay/lesbian monologues

 

Audition items are for use in the library only and on first come first served basis.  There are sometimes copies at other branches that you can borrow or reserve.  We do have photocopying - but you'll need a copy card or blue or white library card - remember to add money at the Main 1st floor information desk. We are on the 5th floor - Arts Department desk - Toronto Reference Library -  thank you and knock'm dead.

Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty

April 14, 2014 | Brent | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

The Art Gallery of Ontario is presenting Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty from April 5 to July 20, 2014. The show features more than 130 artworks to examine how the trauma and isolation of the Second World War contributed to these two British artists’ work.

 Torontonians have been surrounded by Moore since the installation of The Archer at City Hall in 1966.

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The Art Gallery of Ontario opened the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre in 1974 and the iconic Two Large Forms has graced the corner of Dundas and McCall for decades.

James Beechey’s excellent Picasso & Modern British Art shows how numerous British artists, including Moore and Bacon, took aspects of Picasso's work in radically different directions.

Moore Picasso

Moore’s sculpture was monumental. Bacon’s paintings looked traumatized. Moore's work is usually dark bronze or pale bone white. Bacon used peaches, blood reds and mud browns for his figures, disconcertingly played against bright candy pinks and burnt oranges. writing in the Guardian, offers some more intriguing side by side contrasts.

Mary Moore, makes a very eloquent case for her father's work in a recent feature in the Toronto Star. A brief glance at just some of the many titles Toronto Public Library has available underlines just how prolific and varied Moore's output is.

 

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  A Shelter Sketchbook    Sheep Sketchbook    Textiles

But Moore’s reputation has taken some blows over the years. In his Infestation Piece (Musselled Moore) Simon Starling sank a reproduction of a Moore sculpture in Toronto Harbor, to give it a pseudo-ancient patina of lichen and zebra muscles. Opinions were sharply divided, even within the same paper, when Moore and Bacon were paired in an earlier version of this show at the University of Oxford. 

The library's books on Bacon includes a fifty year retrospective, extensive interviews, critical essays and a catalogue of his source materials:

      Five Decades      Hammer    In Conversation 

 

   New Studies   Studio   Incunabula

In addition, Bacon has inspired some truly remarkable film work. DV8 Physical Theatre's "Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men" uses motifs from his paintings to depict extremes of emotional dependency. "Love is the Devil", staring Derek Jacobi and a young Daniel Craig is a very dark skewering of Bacon's public persona.

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Terror and Beauty offers a unique opportuity to see two very important British artist side by side:

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Taking Pictures of Dogs

March 28, 2014 | John Elmslie | Comments (8) Facebook Twitter More...

A woman came into the Reference Library last week and told me she wanted to take pictures of dogs. She was looking for inspiration.

Erwitts to the dogs

Elliot Erwitt's classic collection To The Dogs came immediately to mind.

Puppies

We don't have William Wegman's Puppies at the Reference Library, but she liked the cover enough to put a hold on the book.

Wegman polaroids

We went to the shelf and found this collection of Wegman's oversized Polaroids. Are you familiar with Wegman's famous portraits of his dog Fay Ray?

Photographing dogs

On the "how to do it" shelf we found an entire book devoted to Photographing Dogs.

Cars

Back to inspirational books: The Silence of Dogs in Cars is a recent collection by Martin Usborne. Note: no dogs were left in cars longer than was necessary to take these unsurpassed pictures of pathos.

Winter

Here's another picture from The Silence of Dogs in Cars.

Naude

In Animal Farm Daniel Naudé evokes a proud and monumental mood.

Momo

 Andrew Knapp's Find Momo is playful and surprising.

Saw me

One last suggestion: Animals That Saw Me is a collection by Ed Panar of animals that, well... saw him.

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Including these two sweet examples.

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Inspired yet?

Need more art in your life?

February 28, 2014 | John Elmslie | Comments (3) Facebook Twitter More...

Ever feel that you've lost touch with the world of art? Here are trailers for five stunning documentaries that will help catch you up -- and the library has the DVDs.

Five reasons to get excited about art again.

 

Pina, DVDPina: the film and the dancers, bookPina by Win Wenders is full of thrilling dance from choreographer Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal (Wuppertal Dance Theatre).

Note: Tanztheater Wuppertal is bringing a superb piece, Kontakthof, to this years Luminato Festival in June.

 

 

Gerhard Richter Painting, DVD. If you are not familiar with the work of Gerhard Richter, this documentary will show you why you might want to become better aquanted.

 

 

The Artist is Present, DVDThe Artist is Present, book. Performance artist, Marina Abramović made herself a household name with this solo show at the Museum of Modern Art.

If you would like to see Abramović performing seven canonic performance art pieces, I recommend this fine documentary: Seven Easy Pieces, DVD.

 

  

The Eye Has to Travel, DVDThe Eye Has to Travel, book. Diana Vreeland worked at Harpers Bazaar and Vogue magazine from 1936 to 1971. Bob Colacello quotes her "She would say, You are not supposed to give people what they want, you're supposed to give them what they don't know they want yet."

 

 

Bill Cunningham New York, DVD. Independant photographer Bill Cunningham is still taking fashion pictures on the streets of New York City. Cunningham says, "You see if you don't take money they can't tell you what to do. That's the key to the whole thing."  

 

Art:21 Season 6, DVDArt:21, DVDs and books. If you've read this far here's an extra treat. There are now six seasons of a very enjoyable series  of mini-documentaries called Art:21. The series features some of the best known and most exciting contemporary artists as well as fascinating artists who were unknown to me.  

2014 New Music 101 junctQin Keyboard Collective

February 26, 2014 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Join us for this year's New Music 101 series with The junctQin Keyboard Collective at the Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library on Monday March 3 2014 from 7 - 8:30 pm.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

 

The junctQin Keyboard Collective

 

The members of junctQin will offer an exciting overview of their collaborative history, and the unique instrumentation they use in performance. The presentation will include score samples, and demonstrations of instruments such as music tables and punch-tapes.

 

 

 

The fourth annual series New Music 101: "Pushing the Boundaries of Sound and Performance" is an exciting and unique opportunity to explore new directions in contemporary music!

  

New Music 101 is a free public education event, presented by members of the Toronto New Music Alliance (TNMA) with the support of the Toronto Public Library.  Hosted by freelance Toronto Star music critic and active blogger John Terauds, the sessions will include engaging presentations that combine discussions, performances, and other demonstrations, in order to highlight different themes in contemporary music while also promoting local concert presenting organizations.

There are two more concerts later in March:

 

 

Read more  blog posts about New Music 101 series editions 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 

If you are interested in learning more about new music and all music - please visit us on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library at the Arts Department. Some of our resources are:

 
  • Books and journals on all aspects of music
  • 45,000 music scores (classical, popular, musical theatre) - many can be borrowed
  • Over 20,000 LPs and 21,000 CDs for in-library listening
  • Clipping files on Canadian performers and organizations
  • Collection of Toronto area concert programs
  • Free online access to streaming classical music from Naxos Music Library -thousands of recordings (library card required)
  • Arts & Culture blog at torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/arts_culture
  • Arts reference desk: 416-393-7157 or [email protected]

 

At the Reference Library you can also read the Musicworks Magazine (3 times per year) - Canada's new music magazine dedicated to experimental music, www.musicworks.ca.

 

Naxis Music LibraryIf you haven't used Naxos Music Library yet - the Library's streaming music database - why not give it a try. It is  great way to enjoy thousands of recordings at the convenience of your home, by a mobile device (there is a Naxos app that can be easily downloaded) or at any computer with Internet that allows you to login with your valid Toronto Public Library card.

 

Naxos Music Library JazzAnd attention jazz lovers! Naxos Jazz is here! We have just added one more Naxos edition to the long list of online resources that the Library is subscribing for its users - listen to a comprehensive collection of jazz legends and contemporary  jazz. Includes labels such as Blue Note, EMI, Warner Jazz and Fantasy  Jazz.

 

 

 

Vintage Valentine's Day postcards

February 12, 2014 | Bill V. | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...

There is something a tiny bit voyeuristic in reading the messages on old postcards.

Last year I wrote a detailed blog post on vintage Valentine's Day postcards in the Toronto Public Library collection - showing two of my all time favorites - "My Heart Pants for You" and "Love in a Sausage". 

This year I share one charming image and one image with an interesting Toronto connection.

Below is a vibrantly colored postcard showing two children dressed as clowns or stock characters of pantomine and Commedia dell'Arte. 

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I find the back of this card as equally charming as the front. Hand written by a child in pencil: " To Franklin from Louis Hewer".   The Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City has a very handy online alphabetical list of postcard manufactuers and they tell us about the maker:

International Art Publishing Co. Ltd.   (1895-1914) New York, NY  In 1895 Wolf & Co. and the Art Lithographic Publishing Co. founded this subsidiary (International Art Publishing Co.) to take over production of their holiday and souvenir cards. Samuel Garre, the manager of the Art Lithographic Publishing Company assumed management of this new entity. They would grow into an important publisher of artist signed cards, which were printed in Germany."  They also handily show us the clear mark for the company.

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More disturbing is the card below mailed February 1910.  A woman in the centre of a spider's net dangling a man on a string - is she the cliche woman ensnaring a man? An odd card to mail to someone - especially to a young woman. Anonymous, we can only imagine was it sent by her beau or by a friend as a joke?  It was kept though, so I like to think it was meant well.  It was produced by the company P. Sanders of New York is done in low relief and includes glitter highlighting the hearts and the figures.

 

Valentine spider web

 

The card was mailed to Miss Hazel Pursey of 399 King Street East in Toronto.  Using the online Might's Toronto City Directory you can look this address up and in 1912 find Mrs Susan Pursey (widow of Frank) living there with her daughters, Miss Hazel Pursey (student) and Miss Laura Pursey (stenographer with Jose & Withers - Real Estate and Insurance Brokers 30 Victoria Street). 

 

Valentine spider postcard back

 

The Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library both provide in library only online access to Ancestry.ca. Using this resource we can look into the 1901 Canadian Census and find that Frank Pursey, Hazel's father, was a druggist and of English background. A Francis J. Pearce married Susan (Beale) on August 5, 1891. The family name seems to change or have spelling variants.  Hazel is listed as being born in May 15 1894. By the time of this card it looks like her father has died (see Might's directory above listing Susan as a widow) although there is no firm record of his death.

Susan Pursey was born Susan Beale in 1868 and is listed as a daughter of Francis and Mariah Beale. Francis Beale is listed as Irish born and a bricklayer although builder might be more accurate as in fact he built the buildings at 399-401 and also 403 King Street East. In 1901 and circa 1910/1912 Susan (Beale) Pursey is still living in her family's home at 399 King Street East.  Hazel Pursey is Francis Beale's granddaughter.   In Ancestry Hazel and Susan's last name is listed as Deacy but I think this is a misreading of Pursey and it's been corrected by another user.  

Still using Ancestry we can discover that at age 28 Hazel Beatrice Pursey married Frank Archibald Hamm, a landscape architect, on June 24 1924. They were both Anglican.  Interestingly her sister Laura Pursey marries at age 30 to George William Jose, 39, in 1922.  If you recall she worked for the firm Jose & Withers so she either marries her boss or her boss' son.

If you're interested in Toronto's local history or genealogy then you'll really like the Toronto City directories digitally available from 1797 to 1899.

 

Having finished with the people what about the history of the actual building at 399 King Street East? Come, gentle reader, let's go on an architectural journey and admire this circa 1932 photo from our digital archive (photographer Dyce Chalmers Saunders).

 

King St. E., E. Of Jarvis St., s. side, e. of Parliament St.

 

This area of King and Parliament was part of the Corktown, one of Toronto's oldest areas and home to Irish working class settlements and part of the original City of York.

This rare Georgian architectural gem is quite discreet and elegant. It was built by Francis Beale circa 1852. To the right is 399 King Street East and to the left is 401 King Street East. They were semi-detached but built as one building and not exactly symmetrical or mirror images although the whole is very balanced.  They're built neatly of red brick with yellow brick highlighting the corners decoratively. The window and door lintels are solid stone. Bricklayer/Builder Francis Beale also later built 403 King Street East - a more substantial single family building.  They were originally commercial on the ground floor and residential on the upper floor.

Just east of here is Little Trinity Church and Manse.  Attached to 399 and due south, was the Derby Tavern (torn down in the 1980s and replaced by condos).

These lands are owned by the the Anglican Little Trinity Church Community.  In recent times there they were derelict.  There were several attempts to demolish the buildings that were repeatedly refused by the City of Toronto. Recently they've been part of a revitalization plan put forward by the Church and in 2014 finally realized.

There are extensive historical and architectural notes about the building and also the restoration process in a City of Toronto staff report on it.

Here is what they looked like boarded up.  There's been extensive writing about this project by blogTO , The Grid,  and also Christopher Hume in the Toronto Star.

photo from UrbanToronto article

And here is what they look like restored - the facade was kept - but all the rest behind is completely new. They now serve Little Trinity Church as offices, meeting spaces etc - not the residential / commercial use they originally functioned as.

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 photo from blogto - article by Chris Bateman.

What would Hazel Pursey, who received the Valentine's card in 1910, or Francis Beale, her grandfather and the original builder, think of what happened to her home? Could she imagine her postcard would be kept, donated to the Library and given a fresh life?

I hope she had a good Valentine's Day and I hope you do as well. 

Coffee, Beer and Mosh Pits: Celebrating the Toronto Music Scene

February 10, 2014 | Brent | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...



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From February 8th to April 19th, The TD Gallery at Toronto Reference Library will feature Coffee, Beer and Mosh Pits a survey of the music scene in Toronto from the 1960s to the present. Posters, photographs, fliers, zines, CDs and underground comics—most taken from the library’s Special Collections and Arts Departments—help tell the story of Yorkville, Queen West, West Queen West and all the other venues that helped establish Toronto as a creative hotspot for popular music.

Interest in all aspects of Toronto’s historic music scene is at an all time high, whether it be the early days of Yorkville, historic concerts like the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival, early punk rock venues or the genre crossing Wavelength concert series. 

The Yorkville Scene of the 60s is represented by posters, photos and artwork featuring locations like the El Patio Café, the Flick and the Mynah Bird as well as artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Ian and Sylvia. Luckily albums by some of the key Yorkville bands like Kensington Market and the Paupers have been reissued on CD.

   

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Linda Goldman and Henry Martinuk's DVD and Stuart Henderson's book on "Toronto's First Scene" are great places to start:

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The Punk and New Wave movements that defined Queen Street West are represented by promotional materials from the Horseshoe, the Cameron, the Rivoli and the Bamboo as well as historic posters and fliers featuring bands like The Viletones, The Government, Rough Trade and Martha & the Muffins.

 

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There's been a slew of recent books on the early punk scene in Toronto:

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Selections from the Zine Collection from the 5th floor Arts Department help round out the survey from the 90s up to now. Featured artists include Peaches, Broken Social Scene, Choclair, K-0SMichie Mee and Diamond Rings.

 

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We have lots of releases from Toronto Bands in our Local Music collections and we feature lots of live musical events in our Make Some Noise concert series. And yes, there are lots of books:

   Have Not Been The Same    Drake Far From Over     What Are You Doing Here?

                    Army Of Lovers     This Book Is Broken

Join us at 7:00 pm on Monday March 3rd in the Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library for a special Star Talks celebrating the Toronto music scene with Murray McLauchlan, Lorraine Segato and Broken Social Scene's  Brendan Canning. Peter Howell from the Toronto Star will host. A gallery tour will follow. Order your tickets here.

Coffee Beer and Mosh Pits
 

Bob Marley's Redemption Song - the Canadian connection

February 9, 2014 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

I was listening to Bob Marley's Redemption Song the other day.  I was struck by how different it is from most of his music.  It's only him on acoustic guitar and his singing has an old fashioned blues or spirituals quality to it that I find striking.  It reminds me of the early music by Blind Willie Johnson.

If you want more information about Bob Marley please see this blog post by John P.

 

 

 

"Redemption Song" originally appeared on Uprising and later on Legend and other collections including, for those who have children, Rockabye baby! Lullaby renditions of Bob Marley.

 

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We also have many options available in sheet music / score for Bob Marley's music:

 

Legend the best of Bob Marley and the Wailers.     One love  the very best of Bob Marley & the Wailers.   

 

 

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds."Emancipate yourself from mental slavery," because "None but ourselves can free our minds" Bob Marley Redemption Song the lyrics are partially based on a quotation from Marcus Garvey - there's a Canadian connection to this - see here - http://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/arts_culture/2014/02/bob-marleys-redemption-song-the-canadian-connection.html. February is Black History Month - what are you doing to celebrate this ?

These are the most famous lines / quotation from the song.  It is a paraphrase from a speech that Marcus Garvey gave in Menelik Hall in Sydney (often stated as Halifax) Nova Scotia October 1937:

“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind, because man is related to man under all circumstances for good or ill." 

In doing research for this blog post I came across a lot of writing that speaks to how inspirational and important these couple of lines are.

 

 

If you are looking to learn more about Marcus Garvey the Library has a wealth of material for adults and kids.

        

 

If you're wondering why Black Nationalist / Pan Africanist Marcus Garvey would go to speak in Nova Scotia then you may want to explore the long and rich history of Blacks in Africville and the East coast.

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If you are looking for more information on Black History Month then you would be very interested in the North York Central Library blog post How Black History Month Became A Canadian Tradition.

Mary Pratt at the McMichael Collection

February 4, 2014 | Brent | Comments (2) Facebook Twitter More...

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The McMichael Collection is having a major exhibition of the work of Mary Pratt from January 18 to April 27, 2014.  Pratt is one of Canada’s foremost realist painters. It’s easy to see the reasons for her widespread appeal. Her portrayals of domestic subjects, often bathed in a warm amber glow, are virtuoso displays of technique. This  skill combined with the evocation of rural simplicity allows her work to  easiy live beside popular favorites such as Robert Bateman or Ken Danby.

She obviously loves a challenge. Her exacting representations of coloured lights, translucent and reflective surfaces bring to mind photorealists like Richard Estes. Bravura pieces like Silver Fish on Crimson Foil , which renders cellophane wrap draped over tin foil, truly are visual marvels. In a video accompanying the exhibition she describes her own laborious process as "ridiculous"

But like her fellow Maritimers Alex Colville and former husband Christopher Pratt, her work often creates a sense of unease. Punctuating the show are images of bonfires, fish heads, a splayed moose and yet another splayed moose.

There's a wry feminist humor beneath the surface of her paintings and often her quiet scenes of eggs, chicken and baked apples share an undercurrent of violence. The photorealistic detail of jagged surfaces, juices and bloody flesh makes clear how much effort (and sometimes brute force) is involved in creating the comforts of home.

 

This recalls early feminist video work like Martha Rosler's "Semiotics of the Kitchen". It's an ABC of kitchen utensils that gets progressively more agitated.

 

 

 

There's a similar sensibility operating in Chantal Akerman's film Jeanne Dielman which presents daily household tasks in real time to tell the story of a woman's mental breakdown. The numbing boredom of the physical tasks depicted onscreen creates the expectation that something dreadful will soon break the monotony.  Small details suddenly become fraught with significance.

 

 

 

Leah Sandals, writing in Canadian Art connects the labour of housework with the intense efforts necessary to create Pratt's work.

"Looking at the show and considering its themes, I couldn’t help wondering if housework—with its hours of repetitive labour grown out of or inextricably attached to the flashes of love and passion that characterize family life—might serve as an allegory for the process of Pratt’s still-lifes, in which a 1/60th of a second of intense feeling is translated via hours of meticulous, labour-intensive looking and brushwork."

Here's a recent interview with the artist by curator Mireille Eagan.

 

 

The Toronto Public Library has lots of books on Pratt ranging from career length retrospectives, to books of her prints, to a collection of her own essays:

  Substance of Light        Simple Bliss        Women Between


A Personal Calligraphy   Mary Pratt

 

The Arts Department on the fifth floor of the Toronto Reference Library also has vertical files of gallery announcements, post cards, magazine and newspaper clippings dating back to the beginning of her career in its Canadian Artists File. 

 

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And be sure to visit the McMichael to see the retrospective:

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The best Christmas song 2013 .... Jingle Bells... Batman Smells

December 24, 2013 | Bill V. | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

Our power just came back on at home Tuesday afternoon, Christmas Eve, after being off since Sunday morning. We've been in the dark and cold, except for candles and a fireplace (and my year round wood gathering) and no Internet or TV. 

Until today I was unable to write my annual best Christmas song blog but in a small and thankful Christmas surprise the power has come back on and with it the heat, light, and Internet and so the tradition can continue.

 

In 2012 I thought  "Christmas Wrapping" by the Waitresses was the best.

In 2011 I thought "Christmas Is" by  Lou Rawls was the best.

 

But this year I'm going back to my innocent carefree (warm and with electricity but no Internet) childhood and suggesting "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells".

 

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Which of us, of a certain age, will not have their own specific rhyme but below is what I remember:

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away (Hey!)

 

 

 

We both helped our neighbours during the the ice storm and were also helped by them for which we are very grateful.  I am reminded though of those who, even when the electricity comes back on, don't have enough heat, food, comfort or companionship.  The recent weather events reminds us how vulnerable we all are - and prompts the question: How are we called on to help others in need?

I wish you all a safe, warm light-filled Holiday Season.

 

If you're interested in scores about Christmas or Hanukkah my colleague Jorge at Barbara Frum Library has done a great blog post on these.   You might want to also consider the following:

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