Community Events

2015 28 May
7:00pm

Ask Her Talks: African Women on Philanthropy, Change and Power

On Thursday May 28th, Ottawa will be home to the launch of the inaugural Ask Her Talks, a new speaker series featuring African women speaking on philanthropy, change and power.

2015 31 May
1:00pm - 3:00pm

A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz

The Sisters Reading Collective Presents A (hilarious) book chat with Zarqa Nawaz, Creator of the hit TV series “Little Mosque on the Prairie” Author of Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

2015 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Overcoming Adversity: Lives Shaped by Indian Residential School System, Edmund Metatawabin and Armand Garnet Ruffo In Conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers

In conjunction with the final national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering, Octopus Books, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Central Committee proudly present an evening of conversation based on two books—Up Ghost River, A

2015 02 Jun
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Book Launch: The Grandmothers' Movement, Solidarity and Survival in the Time of AIDS with May Chazan

At the height of the African AIDS crisis older women mobilized across two continents and an ocean of difference to change the lives of innumerable African women confronting insecurity, violence, grief, and illness. 

2015 04 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Carbon Bubble, Jeff Rubin In Conversation with Frank Koller

For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future--and the financial security of all Canadians. 

2015 10 Jun
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club - Cockroach by Rawi Hage

Dear friends, we'll be discussing Cockroach by Rawi Hage at our book club meeting on Wednesday, June 10 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).

2015 16 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

A People’s Senate for Canada, Not A Pipe Dream! with Helen Forsey

This little book is written for Canadians who care about our democracy and the future of our planet. The Senate, surprisingly, could make major contributions to both. A People’s Senate for Canada explains how we can make that happen.

2015 19 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

DAVID SUZUKI: Letters to My Grandchildren

In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren—and us—to do everything at full tilt.