Community Events

2015 01 Apr
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Octopus Book Club - Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa.

We will discuss Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa at our 2nd book club meeting on April 1st!

This book is now 20% off at both Octopus locations (116 Third Ave. & 251 Bank St. 2nd Floor) until April 1st!

2015 07 Apr
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear, Resistance in Dangerous Times with Fiona Jeffries

As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid

2015 13 Apr
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Ottawa Launch of the Big Swim, Coming Ashore in a World Adrift by Carrie Saxifrage

According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.

2015 18 Apr
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ottawa Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2014 with David O’Meara, Pearl Pirie, Brent Raycroft & Shane Rhodes

Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the fifty poems in this seventh annual collection are culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals.

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

Authors for Indies Day!

3 local authors, Waubgeshig Rice, Monia Mazigh and Peggy Blair,  will be joining us for Authors for Indies Day on May 2nd! They will hand-sell some of their favourate books, in addition to their own!

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

Octopus Book Club - Legacy by Waubgeshig Rice

Dear friends, we'll be discussing Legacy,  the first novel by Waubgeshig Rice, 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.