Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

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Come out this year to meet and listen to authors, illustrators, and performers from across Canada! View our 2018 line-up below.

Elizabeth MacLeod

Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many notable Canadian non-fiction titles including Canada Year-By-Year, and the critically acclaimed biographies: Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life; Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer’s Life; and George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and enjoys reading, swimming, theatre and tap dancing.

 

 

Meet Chris Hadfield

Meet Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space — and make a music video while in orbit!

When Chris Hadfield was a boy, Canada didn’t have a space program. Yet, he dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Everything Chris did in his life — his engineering studies, his career as a test pilot and his commitment to learning — prepared him for the day when the impossible became possible. Chris served three remarkable missions in space, sharing his love of our planet and the universe with people all over Earth. On his last mission, Chris was in command of the International Space Station when a crisis hit. The ISS developed a leak in its cooling system. Chris and his team would have to repair it before it was too late!

Chris spent his whole life getting prepared. . . and he was ready!

This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that help bring the story alive. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative.

Children's Nonfiction

Meet Viola Desmond

Meet Viola Desmond, entrepreneur and trailblazer for racial equality in Canada!

On a rainy November day in 1946, Viola decided that she would not give up her seat in the unofficial white section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Viola knew she was being asked to move because she ws black. She was jailed, tried and found guilty of an unfair charge. But Viola and her supporters persisted in their campaign for social justice — all the way to Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court.

Because when Viola decided to do something . . . she did it!

This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that help bring the story alive. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative.

Children's Nonfiction