Toronto Public Library Honours a Canadian Icon

    Inaugural June Callwood Lecture Spotlights Grassroots Social Activism

    "I saw there was a problem" June Callwood

    TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library is honouring one of
Canada's most beloved personalities by launching an annual lecture series in
her name. The first annual June Callwood Lecture will be delivered on
April 26th, at 6 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library.

    What:     Surprised by Goodness: Toronto Public Library's first annual
              June Callwood Lecture
    Who:      Mary Jo Leddy, Director of Romero House
              Hosted by Shelagh Rogers, Sounds Like Canada, CBC Radio
    When:     Thursday, April 26, 2007, 6 p.m.
    Where:    Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

    June's brand of social activism, and her belief that all of us must be
fixers of problems, will be the inspiration for these lectures. June has
personally chosen Mary Jo Leddy, director of Romero House, a community home
for refugees, to deliver the inaugural lecture.
    The library holds a special place in June's heart. "June loves the
library because it stands for everything she believes in--intellectual
freedom, universal access, and a great sense of community," says City
Librarian Josephine Bryant. "She is very proud to have the series named after
    The June Callwood lecture will be held annually at the Toronto Reference
Library, and will be funded through the June Callwood Endowment.
    Those interested in making a donation to The June Callwood Endowment Fund
can contact the Toronto Public Library Foundation at (416) 397-5924.

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Every week over 325,000 people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than half
a million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website
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