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Digital exhibit offers glimpse of life during WWII

Screenshot of the digital exhibit featuring old photographs of war veteran Jack Calder

A new digital exhibition offers a glimpse of life in Canada during the Second World War. Based on clippings in a scrapbook made in the 1940s by the mother of Canadian wartime journalist Jack Calder, the exhibit considers how the home front and battle fronts were connected.

Calder, who worked as a reporter for the Chatham Daily News prior to enlisting, was a natural storyteller and was among the first to document the war from the front lines sharing details of raids, take downs, and even encounters with the royal family.


Artwork honours Orange Shirt Day

An installation in the Leddy Library contains about 6,000 small orange shirts, the unofficial number of unmarked graves of Indigenous children found on the grounds of former residential schools in the U.S. and Canada.

While the exact number of residential school-related deaths remains unknown due to incomplete records, there are estimates that more than 6,000 unmarked graves have been found to date. An art installation displayed this week in the Leddy Library honours those victims.

Located in the library’s main stairwell, the installation contains roughly 6,000 small shirts cut from orange paper and strung together.


Archivist to share Black history treasures during Amherstburg Freedom Museum’s Black History Series

Photos of items from the Leddy Librarys' Archives and Special Collections
Leddy Library’s Archivist, Dr. Sarah Glassford will join the Amherstburg Freedom Museum’s Black History series of online public talks to discuss elements of Black history and heritage on Thursday, May 11th
Glassford will share some of the interesting Black history documents, images, ephemera, and books that are available in the Leddy Library’s Archives & Special Collections.  


3-Day Used Book Giveaway

Used Book Giveaway, sign with used books

The Leddy Library will host its final monthly book giveaway this month.

Books will be available for free, however, donations are appreciated and will support student appreciation initiatives. 

The book giveaways will take place in the main lobby on the following dates during the library’s regular operating hours:

  • March 28th – 30th

Books will be available first come first serve. Please bring your own bags/boxes.


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