Just a quick thank-you to all the terrific public and school library staff that came out to hear the Deweys Divas last week when we were touring around Alberta. We were particularly tickled to arrive at Calgary Public Library and see the above, outside on the sidewalk (thanks Sarah for sending along the photo). And thanks too to all those who stopped by our booths to chat at the Alberta Library Conference in Jasper. The weather completely co-operated this year and all of us had fun on the road. Of course being seasoned road trippers, we'll detour for anything out of the ordinary, and this year we went both highbrow and lowbrow. The highbrow was a quick pop into the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library at the University of Alberta to see their amazing exhibit of Hogarth Press books, which had me salivating in front of a first edition of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. The Deweys can also highly recommend the onion cakes at the nearby Friends & Neighbours Cafe on Whyte Ave. A friendly unpretentious restaurant with friendly staff and great retro-green vinyl seating.
As for the lowbrow - well, I'm too embarassed. Just google Torrington, Alberta and you'll see why. Not exactly Drumheller, but maybe next year.