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biblio15 .jpeg     Canadian Library Month Open House 2018

A special invitation to celebrate Canadian Library Month

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This year, the Casselman Public Library is happy to invite all their users to celebrate the Canadian Library Month at the library. This event will take place on October 25th, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We will also be offering a complete visit of the library and additional information concerning the street libraries.

As a courtesy, the library will remove any late fee charges for all users visiting on that special occasion.

Attendance prizes will be awarded as appreciation to our users. Light refreshments will be served.

Our staff is looking forward to seeing you! All are welcome!

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biblio15 .jpeg   Halloween 2018

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 Halloween's origins date back in Ireland to the ancient Celtic festival. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips in a Jack-o’-lantern on All Hallows Eve, and placed an ember in them. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland! Turnip was progressively replaced by a pumpkin and a candle.

In those days, Celts offered cakes to the deceased as an offering and to honour them; these offerings were also given to the poor. In modern times, candy replaced apples and cakes.

The name ‘Halloween’ is an alteration of All Hallows Eve, meaning ‘all saints night’.

Disguised children were traditionally representing the souls of the deceased. Nowadays, this tradition has been much commercialized.

 

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biblio15 .jpeg   Thanksgiving 2018

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The first official, annual Thanksgiving in Canada was celebrated on 6 November 1879, though Indigenous peoples in Canada have a history of celebrating the fall harvest.

They were followed by the inhabitants of New France under Samuel de Champlain in 1606. Squash and pumpkin was introduced to Nova Scotia in the 1750s and became common across Canada by the 1870s.

In 1957, Thanksgiving was proclaimed an annual event to occur on the second Monday of October and has become a day for gathering family to give thanks for their general well-being.            

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