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Celebrate Canada Day early at the Library!  @your Library

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday a day early at the Bracebridge Public Library on Friday June 30 from 1-3 pm. Local author Kathy Ashby will read her selected story from the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book, titled The Spirit of Canada. Try your hand at a Canadian trivia contest. Children can make a Canada Day craft at 1pm. Join in for cake and refreshments – all for free. Everyone welcome!

You can also celebrate before and after the big day by reading one or more of the following great books that came out this year to mark the occasion.

A number of things: stories of Canada told through fifty objects, by Jane Urquhart, is beautifully illustrated by artist Scott McKowen. The artifacts range from a Nobel Peace Prize medal to a Massey-Harris tractor, with fascinating stories for each entry.

Doug Lennox’s book, Now You Know Canada: 150 years of fascinating facts, covers history, famous Canadians, sports, geography and so much more. This book would be great to use in a trivia contest at your own Canada Day party because it is written in a question and answer format.

Ingenious: how Canadian innovators made the world smarter, smaller, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier, and happier is a compilation by Governor General David Johnston and innovator Tom Jenkins. Who knew how many of the devices and techniques we use today were invented or designed by Canadians?

As mentioned, our own local author Kathy Ashby has a story in The Spirit of Canada, the latest in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

These are only a sampling of the wonderful books about Canada to be found at the Bracebridge Public Library.

June 26, 2017

By Ruth Holtz

Digital and Information Services Librarian

Bracebridge Public Library



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You may view what the library has ordered however please note, this is not a list of new acquisitions. Please do not contact the library to place a request on any of these items until they are available in the catalogue. Some items are ordered "pre-publication", so it could be several months before they arrive. THANK YOU.