The Hamilton Spectator - - BOOKS - Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor staff

The City of Burling­ton and Burling­ton Pub­lic Li­brary are cel­e­brat­ing Canada’s 150th birth­day with the launch of “Cel­e­brat­ing Burling­ton Au­thors,” a trav­el­ling book dis­play that will fea­ture 71 books from chil­dren’s and adult’s au­thors and il­lus­tra­tors. Spe­cial edi­tion Canada 150 book­marks will also be avail­able. The ex­hibit will travel to a new li­brary branch each month from May to De­cem­ber 2017. In May is at New Ap­pleby branch, in June at Tans­ley Woods, July at Kil­bride, Au­gust at Al­ton, Septem­ber at Brant Hills, Oc­to­ber at Cen­tral, Novem­ber at Aldershot and De­cem­ber at Cen­tral.

Tues­day, May 23, Jesse Brown will be vis­it­ing Hamil­ton to cel­e­brate the re­lease of “The Canada­land Guide to Canada.” Through sto­ries, car­toons, mu­sic, video, and pos­si­bly in­ter­pre­tive dance, Jesse will shed light on the things that are ac­tu­ally in­ter­est­ing about Canada, most of which are aw­ful. Mills Hard­ware, 95 King St. E., 7 p.m. Tick­ets are $15 and are avail­able at Tick­et­ Spon­sored by Epic Books.

Hamil­ton Re­view of Books holds its spring launch/fundraiser Thurs­day, May 25, 7 p.m. at the Stair­case The­atre, 27 Dun­durn St. N. The panel dis­cus­sion, “It’s Great and I Like It: What Hap­pened to Crit­i­cism,” fea­tures au­thor Gary Bar­win, Na­tional Post books edi­tor Emily Keeler, writer and critic Naben Ruth­num, Hamil­ton Arts Coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Stephanie Vegh, McMaster pro­fes­sor of English Gena Zuroski and Hamil­ton mu­sic edi­tor Gra­ham Rock­ing­ham. The dis­cus­sion will be mod­er­ated by Quill and Quire re­view edi­tor Steven W. Beat­tie.Tick­ets are $15 in ad­vance, $20 at the door and can be pur­chased at

Ti­tles for the fol­low­ing book clubs are 15% off at Epic Books, 226 Locke St. S., for the month prior to the meet­ings. Meet­ings are free, pub­lic, drop-ins are wel­come.

Mon­day, May 29, 7 p.m. Ship’s Log Club will be dis­cussing “Sleep­ing Gi­ants” by Sy­lain Neu­vel. Ark + An­chor, 300 King St. W.

Tues­day, May 30, 7 p.m. Talk­ing About Comics! A Graphic Novel Book Club will be dis­cussing “Call­ing Dr. Laura” by Ni­cole J. Ge­orges. Epic Books.

Tues­day, May 30, 7 p.m. Mul­berry Book Club will be dis­cussing “Cap­tain of Kin­noull Hill” by Jamie Ten­nant. Mul­berry Cof­fee­house, 193 James St. N.

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