Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Little Of Both

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Clareview Public Library Terminal #VI, Edmonton, Alberta


Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

Here at the Clareview Branch EPL it is quite a sight to behold, you have teenagers reading aloud in a group a "Nancy Drew" mystery book in the Teen Fiction section. Meanwhile over in Non-Fiction, some students from a nearby high school tell me they are looking at a book on the building of the Canadian National Railroad. They asked if I had heard of "The National Dream" & "The Last Spike" by a guy named Pierre Berton. Well yes actually I told them & their parent chaperones that I happened to have a copy of each signed by the author, who I once did archival research work for at the Provincial Archives Of Alberta on a project involving a book & articles on Canada's beautiful Great White North as Alberta used to be a part of the North West Territories before achieving its own provincial status in MCMV (1905.) So there is "a little of both" in the library. Both fiction & non-fiction!

Great Reading For All,


Source: Www.Epl.Ca & "The National Dream" & "The Last Spike" By Author: Pierre Berton, C. McClelland & Stewart: Penguin Random House Canada, & "Nancy Drew Mysteries" By Carolyn Keene, C. Simon & Schuster: The Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Corporation Limited, & Www.ProvincialArchives.Alberta.Ca & McMaster University Archives In Hamilton, Ontario.


  1. Apparently our author was quite the racy character back in 60s Toronto, as a member of the Sordsmen's Club.