Community Events

2016 24 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

What’s Yours is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy Book Launch with Author Tom Slee

The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism.

2016 31 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kamal Al-Solaylee In Conversation with CBC's Adrian Harewood on Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (for Everyone)

By the author of the Canada Reads finalist and bestselling Intolerable comes a stunning new book about the meaning of being brown

2016 04 Jun
4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear: A talk with Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer

The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group in collaboration with Inter Pares and Octopus Books invites you to The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear: A talk with Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s Lawyer

2016 06 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch of Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics with Nicola Temple

Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot...
2016 09 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Laundry Lines, The Escape Artist and The Lebanese Dishwasher - Book Reading

Laundry Lines: A Memoir in Stories and Poems

2016 11 Jun
2:00pm - 4:00pm

In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation Book Launch with Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Steven Cooper

What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.

2016 14 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Campaign against Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Community Classroom with Human Rights Professor Bill Skidmore

On February 22 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government joined forces with the official opposition Conservatives  to condemn Canadian organizations, groups and individuals who promote Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) with reference to Israel.

2016 16 Jun
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thirteen Shells Book Launch with Author Nadia Bozak

Spanning the late 1970s to the late 1980s, Nadia Bozak’s thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle.

2016 26 Jun

Octopus Book Club June 26th Edition: Cafe Babanussa by Karen Hill

About the Book

A moving portrait of a young woman’s experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s–era Berlin