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 Ticketfly.com. 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 Bruha.com.
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.