31 March 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

What do you think is the most popular book at the Ottawa Public Library?
See below for the answer.

Legacy of Liberation
2019 marks 75 years since some of the key moments of the Second World War. From Normandy to the Netherlands and beyond, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s cemeteries and memorials are vivid reminders of the conflict and those who lost their lives. Discover the Legacy of Liberation and the history behind CWGC's incredible sites.   

Bar Chart Races
It's all the rage. A couple of examples.
Canada’s Greatest Most Populous Cities CMAs, 1867-2017
England and Wales First Names

Call for Proposals: Toronto History Lecture
The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is now inviting proposals for the ninth annual Toronto History Lecture, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, 7 August 2019 at the City of Toronto Archives. Check out https://torontofamilyhistory.org/learn/toronto-history-lecture/

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report
The latest trends in energy and emissions in 2018

Why fear and anger are rational responses to climate change

41 Places to Find Free Images Online
Good suggestions but annoying popups.

Genealogy Events at the Ottawa Public Library in April, and Beyond
Find the list by clicking above. The highlight is the Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair at Nepean Centrepointe on 27 April.
Advance notice an all-day event with an international speaker is coming on 8 August.

The most popular book at the Ottawa Public Library?
With 1071 holds on 20 copies of the eBook, 919 holds on 10 copies of the eAudio book, the most popular OPL book at present, and #1 non-fiction best seller in Canada and the USA, is Becoming by Michele Obama. 146 hardcopy books are circulating as OPL Express Reads.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Read Michelle Obama's book and thoroughly enjoyed the political history and the personal career biography. Full of hope and caution.

Lois in BC