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Happy Leap Day

lead dayToday is Leap Day!
Here are some fun Leap Day facts.
  • A Utah woman has given birth on February 29 three times (2004, 2008, 2012). She shares the record for leap day births with a Norwegian woman (1960, 1964, 1968)
  • A person who is born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leap-year baby”. In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while others only observe birthdays on February 29.
  • In Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, Frederic was apprenticed to a band of pirates until his 21st birthday. Now, having passed his 21st year, he leaves the pirate band and falls in love. However, since he was born on February 29, that day will not arrive until he is eighty-four.
  • Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker and author is a leapling (1960)
  •  A Leap Day occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, like 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.



Joke books for kids

jokesWhat kid doesn’t love a good joke book? I remember they were all my little brother would read when he was about 8 or 9 years old.

Do your kids love telling cheesy jokes and punny riddles? If so then check out some of these great titles so they can learn some new ones!

Just joking: animal riddles by Patrick J. Lewis

Just joking 4 by Rosie Pattison

Foul play: jokes that won’t strike out by Rick Walton

Monster mayhem: Jokes to scare you silly! by Sam Schultz

Nutty jokes by Matt Rissinger

Chickie Riddles by Katy Hall


Top 10 lists of 2015

top 20, 10, 5

With 2015 now over I thought it would be fun to ask the staff here at the Guelph Public Library what some of their favourite books, cd’s, movies and other cool things were this year. Everything on these list can be found either in the library or online through our eResources.

Top 10 kids books

Leo: a ghost story by Mac Barnett
Everyone loves bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
I don’t like Koala by Sean Ferrell
The Princess and the pony by Kate Beaton
Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman
The Skunk by Mac Barnett
Where’s the Pair? by Britta Teckentrup
Lenny and Lucy by Philip C. Stead
The Only Child by Guojing
Imaginary Fred by Edin Colfer

Top 10 fiction

Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt
The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
Dietland by Sarai Walker
The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
City on fire by Garth Hallberg
The Turner house by Angela Flournay
The death and life of Zebulon Finch by Daniel Kraus
The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
A little life by Hanya Yanaghara

Top 10 non-fiction

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg
The home reference to holistic health and healing by Brigitte Mars
Hunger makes me a modern girl by Corrie Brownstein
Trashed by Derf
Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’ll never wright my memoirs by Grade Jones
So you’ve been publicly shamed by JonRonson
The Road to Little Dribbling by  Bill Bryson
Shift Work by Tie Domi
Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes

Top 10 cookbooks

Good Housekeeping Fun Food Fast
Thug Kitchen: Party grub
Milk bar life by Christina Tosi
Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson
Le French Oven by Hillary Davis
Food52 genius food by Kristen Miglore
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder
Sweet, savory, and sometimes boozy cupcakes by Alison Riede
Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady
Per la Famiglia by Emily Richards

Top 10 CD’s (H-available on Hoopla)

Are you alone? -Majical Cloudz
Sound and Colour – Alabama Shakes
The magic whip – Blur (H)
If I should go before you – City and Colour (H)
Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit – Courtney Barnett
 Ghost notes – Veruca Salt (H)
Honeymoon – Lana Del Rey (H)
Heartbreaker of the year – Whitney Rose (H)

Top 10DVD’s

The Knick (TV series)
Red Army
Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation
Inside Out
The Martian
Mad Max: Fury Road
Ex Machina
Jurassic World

Fun library events in July


Are you looking for something to interest your children in July? The library has some amazing event’s going on that they won’t want to miss! Don’t forget to check out our event’s calendar for more fun activities the whole family can enjoy.
July 1st Closed for Canada Day
July 2nd @ 10:30am Paly, Play, Play – Kickoff to Summer Reading Club at Main
July 3rd @ 1:15pm Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square
July 6th @ 1:00pm Super Surprise Mondays at East Side
July 7th @ 2:30pm Teen: Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry at Main
July 8th @ 2:20pm Kristen’s Critters at Bullfrog
July 11th @ 10:00am Downtown Guelph Art on the Street at Main
July 14th @ 2:30pm Teen: Super Twinkie Showdown at Main
July 16th @ 10:00 We love fire truck Visit to headquarters
July 21st @ 2:30pm Meeting of the Minecrafters at Bullfrog
July 23rd @ 2:30pm Teen Henna Tattoos at Main