If you follow “This is That” on CBC Radio, you know that the comedy team of Pat Kelly, Chris Kelly, and Peter Oldring, often make fun of things, and this time, it includes their home country, Canada. Recently, they released THIS IS THAT : TRAVEL GUIDE TO CANADA, a book which looks every bit the informative travel guide, but which pokes fun at the whole genre. There are useful tips on finding bathrooms in Canada, navigating Ontario (aka The Home of Toronto), and portaging….because we have to do that so much in Canada.
But the best part about this is the accompanying video by Harold Dalhousie, Canada’s Best Bookseller. Who knew all it took to sell a book was a sticker in the corner?
BookNet Canada has released a fun infographic detailing book sales in Canada in 2015. I must say, I was a little surprised about the statistic on non-fiction books, even though adult colouring is a pretty big thing right now. What does this say about us right now, though?
August marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and Canada’s part in it. Over on our sister blog, Carleton Place Local History: Make the Connection, we’ve been doing a HUGE series on the events leading up to the war, as well as details of how the war played out as written in the Carleton Place Herald during that time.
If you haven’t been following the blog, you’ll want to read back through many of the interesting posts. Our resident genealogist and local history expert, Shirley, has been compiling and regaling us with snippets from the newspaper regarding Carleton Place during that time period. They are often quite humorous and always fascinating, so take a few minutes to really get into the articles. You’ll be able to see actual articles there as they appeared in the newspaper as well.
If you’re looking for some great information regarding this anniversary, we have many new books in the library on the subject, including some for children and teens. Take a minute to look in the display window, and let us know if you’re interested in reading something. We’d be happy to let you borrow it!
Have a safe and Happy Canada Day, everyone! See you tomorrow….
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are about to begin (February 7 – 23), and the world is waiting to see what fun they’ll bring! At the library, we have plenty of great books about sports, including a display with specific books detailing the winter sports that we’ll be watching during the games. Come in and take out a book about snowboarding or skiing, to gain some insight into the events so you can cheer on our team!