Community Events

2015 19 Apr
7:00pm

An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book

On Sunday April 19th at 7pm the Independent Film Cooperative of Ottawa (IFCO) presents "An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book" at the Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).  

2015 29 Apr
7:00pm

The Walrus Talks "Being Human: What it means to be human in life, culture, art, and science"

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

2015 02 May
11:00am - 5:00pm

Authors for Indies Day!

Come hang out with your local authors at our Glebe store on Saturday, May 2nd!

2015 06 May
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club - Legacy by Waubgeshig Rice

Dear friends, we'll be discussing Waubgeshig Rice's first novel Legacy, at our book club meeting on Wednesday, May 6 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).

2015 13 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion

Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement.

2015 14 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Exploring Disability Identity and Disability Rights through Narratives with Ravi Malhotra and Morgan Rowe

Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement.

2015 20 May
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wabigoon River and The Thunderbird Poems Reading by David Groulx and Armand Garnet Ruffo

In partnership with Kegedonce Press and Harbour Publishing, we are thrilled to have 2 Ojibwey poets reading from their latest collection of poems: Wabigoon River Poems by David Groulx and The Thunderbird Poems by Armand Garnet Ruffo!

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 04 Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Carbon Bubble: Jeff Rubin In Conversation with Adrian Harewood

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 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.