~ 2015 marks the centenary of the execution of British nurse, Edith Cavell?
~ the Cavell Nurses’ Trust is organizing a fund-raising ascent of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Canada, 22nd – 29th August 2015?
Do you know that :
~ beginning in the 18th Century there was a craze for seashells called Conchylomania ? As the name suggests, it was the shell equivalent of Tulipmania. Some shells were bought and sold for more than a Vermeer painting.
( This is not a Vermeer painting! 😀 In the 17th Century Balthasar van der Ast perfected the art of painting shells. )
~ Dr Maria Montessori, educator, physician, humanitarian, and founder of the Montessori method, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was an unwed mother? Do you know she sought refuge in India during World War 2 but was later interned there as an enemy alien?
How about this? Do you know that Florence Nightingale ‘owned’ about 60 cats during her long life? Her favourite cat, a Persian, was called Mr Bismarck. She also had a pet owl named Athena.
Do you know the Christchurch City Council Library has excellent online resources, a great Facebook page , and an informative and entertaining blog where, just occasionally, there are wonderful surprises, like the Kobo eReader competition, which I won at Matariki ?
My Koboglo eReader prize, complete with sticky digital prints (my own!).
Thank you Christchurch City Council Library and library staff. 🙂
Do you know if your local library has a blog, or wonderful digital and paper resources like ours?
Check out all the resources I found at our library!