Prize Pack Draw

In celebration of Mallory’s attempt at Everest, we’re offering you the chance to have your own adventure at Treetop Eco-Adventure Park in Oshawa. Enter to win a Treetop Eco-Adventure Prize Pack, which includes:

4 Adult Full-Course Passes
4 Treetop Eco-Adventure Park T-shirts
4 Pairs of Ziplining Gloves
4 Treetop Eco-Adventure Park Aluminum Water Bottles

For more information about Treetop Eco-Adventure Park, visit their website at www.treetopeco-adventurepark.com.

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Meet Tanis Rideout at the Oshawa Public Libraries

Tanis Rideout photo by Nikki Mills

Tanis Rideout is a young poet and author based in Toronto.  Her exciting first novel Above All Things about George Mallory’s ill-fated Everest expedition and the beloved wife he left behind has been widely praised as a dazzling read.  Author Joseph Boyden calls it “simply breathtaking.”  As a poet, Tanis has been featured on CBC Radio’s Bandwidth with Alan Neal and Definitely Not the Opera with Sook-Yin Lee and has toured with both the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie and Sarah Harmer using her poetry to promote environmental awareness.

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Tanis Rideout Author Visit to Brock Township Public Library

Brock Township Public Library, Uxbridge Public Library and Scugog Memorial Library would like to welcome Tanis Rideout, author of Above All Things to:

Brock Township Public Library – Beaverton Branch

April 10th, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

www.brocklibraries.ca

Above All Things tells the story of George Mallory’s attempt to be the first man to climb Mount Everest and the story of the woman he left behind.

In addition to the novel, Rideout is an award winning poet and has contributed to numerous quarterlies and magazines.

Registration is required:

Please email  lorimitchell@brocklibraries.ca or call 705-426-9283

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An Evening with Tanis Rideout

The WhitbTanis Rideout.y Public Library is thrilled to be hosting an evening with Tanis Rideout, author of Above All Things, the 2014 Durham Libraries Pass the Book selection.

Above All Things tells the story of George Mallory’s attempt to be the first man to climb Mount Everest and the story of the woman he left behind.

In addition to the novel, Rideout is an award winning poet and has contributed to numerous quarterlies and magazines.

Hosted by Susanna Kearsley, author of The Firebird, the evening will feature an on-stage interview followed by a reading and book signing. Books will be available for purchase through Blue Heron Books.

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Central Library, Meeting Room 1

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Make an Owl Lantern

Owl lantern.You can find many different species of owls in Nepal, home of Mount Everest which is featured in our Pass The Book title, Above All Things.

Celebrate Chinese New Year and our Pass the Book title by creating a cute owl lantern.

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Rossland Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Family Movie Matinee: Frozen

Movie poster for Frozen.Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a chillingly wonderful adventure in the film, Frozen!

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. (Description from IMDb.com).

This film is rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board.

Closed captioning will be available for this film.

All ages are welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 22
Time: 2:00-3:45
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Tea & Talk with Tanis Rideout

Wednesday, April 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Main Branch, Rotary Room

Tanis RideoutMeet Tanis Rideout, the author of this year’s Pass the Book selection, Above All Things. Tanis is a well known Toronto-based, Canadian poet. Above All Things is her first novel.

You’ll have the chance to hear her read from her book and you can ask her questions. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is free but space is limited. Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or by phone at (905) 683-4000, ext. 8813 beginning March 3.

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Movies at the Main: The Artist (rated PG)

Sunday, March 30, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Main Branch, Rotary Room

Movie poster of "The Artist"Journey back in time and enjoy the ambiance of a movie theatre in the 1920′s as you watch the Academy Award Winning film “The Artist”. Movie title subject to change.

This program is free but space is limited. Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or by phone at (905) 683-4000, ext. 8813 beginning March 3.

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Movies at the Main: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (rated PG)

Sunday, April 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Main Branch, Rotary Room

Movie poster of "The Wildest Dream"A visually stunning documentary film detailing Mallory’s final attempt to climb Everest intertwined with Conrad Anker’s 1999 expedition to investigate Mallory’s disappearance on the famed mountain. Movie title subject to change.

This program is free but space is limited. Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or by phone at (925) 683-4000, ext. 8813 beginning March 3.

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All About Yetis

Cartoon yeti.The Yeti is an ape-like creature taller than an average human said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal. The term Yeti is a native Nepal word that means mountain man. Also known as the Abominable Snowman;  stories and myths abound about this Snowy White creature found in the Himalayan Mountain.

Children in  grades 1 – 3 are invited to join us for a Pass the Book Storytime and Craft, where you can hear stories about the Yeti and create a fun craft to take home.

Date: Wednesday, March 19
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Eye Spy Snow Globe

I spy with my little eye, something that is blue. Can you?Snow globe.

Children in grades 1-3 are welcome to join us and make their own I Spy Snowglobe as we celebrate this Pass the Book program at Brooklin Branch.

What else is hiding in the snow? Only you will know!

Check out this cute interactive craft that will be fun to share with family and friends.

Date: Friday, March 21
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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I Spy Snow Globe

I spy with my little eye, something that is blue. Can you?Snow globe.

Children in grades 1-3 are welcome to join us and make their own I Spy Snowglobe as we celebrate this Pass the Book program at Brooklin Branch.

What else is hiding in the snow? Only you will know!

Check out this cute interactive craft that will be fun to share with family and friends.

Date: Friday, March 14
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Registration for this program begins on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 am. Contact any Whitby Public Library branch for more information.

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Luke, I am Your…Snowflake

Darth Vader paper snowflake.There’s no doubt that George Mallory and his climbing team encountered billions of snowflakes during their attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

And you know what they say, no two snowflakes are alike. But what does your unique snowflake look like?

Teens (grades 7-12) are invited to join us and create some truly UNIQUE snowflakes, based on your favourite Star Wars characters! Can you imagine an R2D2 snowflake? Maybe a Storm Trooper?

Come out, see how it’s done…then cut some fun snowflakes of your own!

Bring a friend or two!

Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Pass the Book Family Movie: Hoot

DVD cover of Hoot.You can find many different species of owls in Nepal, home of Mount Everest which is featured in our Pass The Book title, Above All Things.

Follow the adventures of one young man, Lerman, as he moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he’s compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

This film is rated G by the Ontario Film Review Board. Closed captioning will be available for this film.

Date: Wednesday, March 12
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Make a Cozy Infinite Scarf

Mountain climbing can be a pretty chilly affair, to say the least, and there’s no doubt that George Mallory would have welcomed a An arm with yarn on it showing an example of arm knitting.warm and cozy infinite scarf to help him stave off the cold on Mount Everest.

But just because George didn’t have one, doesn’t mean that you can’t! What’s that? You’re all thumbs when it comes to crafts? Knitting needles make you crazy? Yarn ties you up in knots?

How about using your arms to knit an infinity scarf!

Join Susan and Val to learn arm knitting. Create a super-soft, chunky cowl in just 90 minutes to keep out the winter chill. Bring two skeins of chunky wool in the colour of your choice and embrace this fabulous new knitting technique. Adults and teens are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or by contacting any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Free Film Night: Everest and the Making of Everest

DVD cover of Everest.Join us for a film celebrating our Pass the Book title, Above all Things. The documentary Everest, narrated by Liam Neeson, follows an international team of climbers as they ascend Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard.

This film is not rated. Closed captioning will be available.

Date: Monday, March 3
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Brooklin Branch

Registration is required. Register online or contact any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Classic Games from the Roaring Twenties

Saturday, March 29, 1 – 3 p.m., Main Branch, Rotary Room

Box cover for Yahtzee Game

Fun for the whole family. Spend an enjoyable afternoon playing the games that were big in the ’20′s, feturing Mahjong, Yahtzee and crossword puzzles.

Don’t know how to play? Not a problem! Experts will be on hand to help.

This program is free but space is limited. Register online at www.ajaxlibrary.ca/events or by phone at (905) 683-4000 ext. 8813 beginning March 3.

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Pass the Book March Break at the Whitby Public Library’s Rossland Branch

It’s a Pass the Book March Break! Friday, March 7-Friday, March 14.Book cover of Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.

We are celebrating Geronimo Stilton’s 10th Anniversary with mice crafts, stories, and games. What does Geronimo have in common with Above All Things, Durham’s Pass the Book title you ask? Geronimo traveled “above all things” in Mighty Mount Kilamanjaro, and Geronimo’s cousins, the Pika’s, live around Mount Everest, featured in Above All Things.

For more information about specific March Break programs at the Rossland Branch, call 905-668-1886 or email askrossland@whitbylibrary.on.ca.

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The Heroes of Search and Rescue

To the Rescue book cover.George Mallory’s 1924 attempt at reaching the summit of Mount Everest was an ill-fated one. Perhaps if he and his young climbing partner, Sandy Irvine, had the help of a search and rescue team, things would have turned out differently.

But what exactly is search and rescue work comprised of, anyways? Search and rescue work means not only facing risk, but sacrifice: of time, energy, money, and emotional equilibrium. Physical exhaustion and nightmares are frequent companions, but the rewards are many: joy in the act of giving, of the saving of life.

Carolyn’s Matthews has written three books about the heroic measures and courage shown by those who work in the face of incredible odds. Heroic Rescues at Sea: True Stories of the Canadian Coast Guard, To the Rescue! True Stories of Tragedy and Survival and True Stories of Rescue and Survival: Canada’s Unknown Heroes.

Join Carolyn as she speaks about the unsung bravery of the men and women and the circumstances they find themselves in as they race against time and the elements to search and rescue.

Date: Wednesday, March 5
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Central Library, Meeting Room 1

Registration is required. Register online or contact any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Free Film Night: The North Face

In celebration of the Mallory’s Mount Everest attempt in Above All Things, the Whitby Public Library will have a free screeningNorth Face DVD cover. of The North Face, a gripping adventure about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps, the north face of the Eiger.

Set in 1936, Nazi propaganda urges German alpinists to conquer the mountain, and two reluctant young climbers, Toni and Andi, attempt a daring ascent, closely followed by two Austrian climbers. All goes well at first, but then the climbers lose their advantage over the mountain and the race against time and forces of nature begins.

This film has not been rated. In German with English subtitles.

Date: Thursday, March 6
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Central Library, Meeting Room 1

Registration is required. Register online or contact any Whitby Public Library branch.

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Still Dancing with Kathleen Martin

Book cover of Still Dancing by Kathleen Martin.In Above All Things, Ruth Mallory is the strong woman behind her adventure-seeking husband, George Mallory. Throughout her marriage, Ruth handles the back-end life of George’s fame, as the glue holding a family together and the emotional bedrock for her husband.

Come and join us for an event that looks at the strength of a woman in a different context, as a caregiver for a husband battling cancer.

Many people find themselves in the position of caregiver for a loved one. It is an isolating and soul-searing experience. Traditionally this role has fallen to women and Kathleen Martin was one of them. To heal herself and to help others going down this path, Kathleen wrote a moving and honest portrayal of this time in her life.

For anyone who has ever been a caregiver and everyone who cares, please join us for a chat and reading with Kathleen.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Place: Whitby Public Library, Central Library, Meeting Room 1

Registration is required. Register online or contact any Whitby Public Library branch.

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