This year is not only our 100th birthday, which you can read more about at www.cpl100.ca, but it is also the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Interest in this event has been revived, thanks in large part to the re-release of James Cameron's Titanic in theatrical 3D. But if you'd like to watch it in the comfort of your home, perhaps with a box of tissue handy, check it out from a Calgary Public Library branch!
Also be sure to pick up these newly published books about the Titanic and the events surrounding the day it sank.
Titanic, First Accounts by Tim Maltin recounts what transpired the night of the sinking through firsthand anthologies from survivors and eye-witnesses alike. Get a glimpse of what the titanic was like through the perspectives of those who lived the moments themselves or the family of the survivors.
The Band that Played On by Steve Turner
Remember that scene in Titanic when those muscians started playing music admist all the chaos and confusion? Now you can read all about those who took up their instruments in a time of need on the titanic.