Hiba Abdallah, 2021 Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence, visited Toronto Public Library’s Eatonville branch in Etobicoke to reflect on the role of the library and its impact on staff and surrounding communities. Letters to the Eatonville Library is a publication that compiles letters from the community, celebrating the Eatonville library as a beacon for community gathering and learning.

Watch the book launch featuring Hiba Abdallah and Eatonville Library Staff, below:

Read the book below:

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You can check out our full list of 2021 Creatives in Residence here.


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