“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
Ask 10 people what makes them laugh and you will probably get 10 different answers. But whether your taste in comedy runs to Mel Brooks or Monty Python movies, Dilbert or Garfield cartoons, or classic recordings by Bill Cosby or Bob Newhart, you will find a wealth of humourous material at the Calgary Public Library. From DVDs to Book CDs, cartoon collections to funny fiction and memoirs, we have a wide variety of items to tickle your funny bone.
“Question: How do you get 200 drunken Canadians out of a swimming pool?
Answer: You say, ‘Excuse me, could you please get out of the pool?’”
Even when we’re laughing at ourselves, Canadians love a good joke (or a bad one!) Check out the wit and wisdom of Canadian humourists next time you are at the library.
About Summer. Read.
Discover new books that will keep you reading all summer in our Summer. Read. contest for adults!
1. Check the weekly theme every Wednesday, either at your local branch or right here online
2. Borrow a new (to you!) book, DVD or CD from the Library that fits that theme.
3. Fill in the online ballot to tell us what you're reading (or watching, or listening to) and enter to win one of five 32 GB Google Nexus 7 Tablets, and weekly prizes of leather-bound journals and Calgary Public Library tote bags. You can also enter by filling out a paper ballot at your local branch. Good luck!