KV Johansen to attend The Oshawa Public Libraries Festival
The Oshawa Public Libraries Festival is running during the month of November. In this this time four branches if the library will host visits by Canadian children’s authors as students celebrate the written word.
To celebrate the launch, comedian and children’s author Sean Cullen addressed the adults gathered at the McLaughlin branch. He said he reads everything, adding the first book he read that influenced him was JRR Tolkien‘s The Hobbit. Cullen makes his appearance at two branches on November the 19th, meeting with students from grades 4 to 7.
Other authors taking part in the festival are Jacob Berkowtiwz, Edward Butts, Pat Hancock, Melanie Jackson, Marthe Jocelyn, KV Johansen, Rosa Jordan, Norah McClintock, J. Fitzgerald McCurdy, Kenneth Oppel, Trudee Romanek, Richard Scrimger, Kathy Stinson, Teresa Toten, Edo Van Belkom.
Library services in Oshawa are older than our country. Canada became a confederation in 1867, but library services in Oshawa began in 1864, three years earlier. Oshawa was incorporated as a village in 1850 with a population of 2,650. By 1864, it had mushroomed to 3,350 people, George Grierson was the village Reeve, and George Pedlar’s factory on the corner of Bond and Simcoe was three years old.