Tag Archives: WPL catalogue

What ever happened to that kid from The Shining?

Danny Torrance, the notorious physic child (REDRUM, anyone?) is back in King’s second installment of The Shining. Doctor Sleep follows a grown up Danny as he battles his demons, both physically and emotionally. Following in the footsteps of his late father, Danny finds comfort in the bottom of a bottle; masking his psychic abilities as well as his horrifying memories of the year spent at the Overlook Hotel. Finding the...
Read more

February 15 is National Flag Day of Canada

Forty-nine years ago, Canada adopted its current national flag (also known as the Maple Leaf and l’Unifolié). National Flag of Canada Day/Jour du drapeau national du Canada is observed annually on February 15, commemorating the inauguration of the Flag of Canada on that date in 1965. Click the following links for information on: • The Birth of the National Flag of Canada; • Flag Dos and Don’ts; and • Flag...
Read more

Shirley Temple Black ~ 1928-2014

Shirley Temple Black died Monday, February 10, at home in Woodside, California. She starred in 23 motion pictures beginning at age three and, from 1935 through 1939, was the most popular movie star in America. Shirley Temple retired from the screen at 22 but embarked on a second career, one in which her image as “friend to everyone” would stand her in good stead: that of diplomat. After marrying Charles...
Read more

50 Years Ago Today: Beatlemania USA

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived in the United States for the first time, at John F. Kennedy International Airport, giving rise to Beatlemania on this side of the Atlantic. The appearance by The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964, watched by a TV audience of 73 million viewers, marked the beginning of the British Invasion in music. The set list for their February 9,...
Read more

Happy Lunar New Year of the Horse

The 15-day celebration of Lunar New Year began January 31, with the first new moon of the calendar year. January 31, 2014, marked the end of the year of the water snake and ushered in the beginning of the year of the wood horse. A simplified explanation of the Shēngxiào, also known in English as the Chinese zodiac, is that it’s a system which relates each year to an animal...
Read more