Community Events

2017 25 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Land Not Forgotten Book Launch with François Haman, Shinjini Pilon, Michael Robidoux and Desiree Streit

Food insecurity takes a disproportionate toll on the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A Land Not Forgotten examines the disruptions in local food practices as a result of colonization and the cultural, educational, and health consequences of those disruptions.

2017 29 Apr
3:30am - 5:00am

Reading in Celebration of Authors for Indies Day!

It's Authors for Indies Day! Come on in to celebrate independent bookstores across the country with Ottawa-based authors on April 29.

2017 04 May
6:00pm - 7:30pm

André Picard On His New Book MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH: Public Health Issues in Canada

Health issues have long occupied top headlines in Canadian media, and no journalist has written on public health with more authority or for as many years as André Picard. Matters of Life and Death collects Picard's most compelling columns, covering a broad range of topics including Canad

2017 01 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Case for Staying Out of Other People’s Wars with author William S. Geimer

Canada did not come of age at Vimy, and in all of Canada's wars both soldiers and civilians have died in vain. So why do people continue to support war in general, despite its poor record of benefits? And why, in particular, does Canada involve herself in other people's wars?

2017 04 Jun
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Book Signing with Lori Dennis, author of Lyme Madness

Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation.

2017 07 Jun
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras with Author Tyler Shipley

In June 2009, the democratically elected president of Honduras was kidnapped and whisked out of the country while the military and business elite consolidated a coup d’etat.

2017 13 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Poetry Night with Sonia Saikaley, Claudia Radmore and Guy Simser!

A night of poetry reading to celebrate Sonia Saikaley's new book A Samurai's Pink House! Two other local poets, Claudia Radmore and Guy Simser, will also be reading their poems to help us celebrate Sonia's new book.