Archived Community Events

2020 12 Mar

Institute of African Studies 10 Year Anniversary

Join faculty, students, alumni, and the Carleton University community in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Institute of African Studies! All are welcome to this all-day event, held March 12 at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St. 

2020 07 Mar
11:00am - 4:00pm

Ottawa Women's March 2020

On March 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., thousands of people will gather on Parliament Hill in support of women’s rights, bodily autonomy, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

2020 21 Feb
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Israel, Palestine, and the Politics of Race - Ottawa book launch

Join us to celebrate the publication of Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race. Meet the authors and share a reception with good company.

2020 30 Jan
7:00pm - 9:00pm

When Poverty Mattered: Then and Now

Join author Paul Weinberg in conversation with Tim McSorley, National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, for the launch of Weinberg's When Poverty Mattered: Then and Now.

2020 20 Jan
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Book launch: The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood by Hannah Dyer

In The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood, Hannah Dyer offers a study of how children’s art and art about childhood can forecast new models of social life that redistribute care, belonging, and political value.
2019 14 Dec
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Puppy and Kitten Book Party!

Join Ottawa illustrator Alice Carter and Toronto author Theo Heras to celebrate two new picture books for kids, My Puppy Patch and Our New Kittens.

2019 08 Dec
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

Join author Jenn Thornhill Verma for the launch of her new book, Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys.

2019 04 Dec
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening to celebrate Love Lives Here with author Amanda Jetté Knox

We are thrilled to be celebrating Amanda Jetté Knox's national bestseller, Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family.

2019 21 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ghost Water Kiss launch with Jessica Bartram

Celebrate the launch of Ghost Water Kiss by Ottawa illustrator, graphic designer, and embroidery enthusiast Jessica Bartram in our store at 116 Third Ave. on November 21st, 7pm-9pm.

2019 15 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book Launch: Unearthing Justice by Joan Kuyek

The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents.
2019 15 Nov
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Reading by Nigerian-Canadian author, journalist and activist, Chido Onumah

Please join us on November 15 in our store for a reading by Chido Onumah from his provocative book We Are All Biafrans: A participant-observer's interventions in a country sleepwalking to disaster. This free event is presented in collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at Car

2019 14 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An evening of poetry with local authors Robert Hogg, Anne Le Dressay, and Michèle Vinet

Please join us on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm as three Ottawa-area poets read in our store at 116 Third Ave.
2019 13 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shamans, Spirits and Faith in the Inuit North with Kenn Harper

We invite you to join us for the launch of Kenn Harper's fourth book of collected writings on Artic history, Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North.

2019 11 Nov
2:30pm - 4:30pm

The Spectre of Extinction: Confronting Ghosts in the Museum

Dolly Jørgensen,  Professor of History at the University of Stavanger, Norway, presents her lecture entitled "The Spectre of Extinction: Confronting Ghosts in the Museum".

2019 10 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tender to the World: Jean Vanier, L'Arche and the United Church of Canada

 The Church Council at Glebe-St James United Church invites all to join them for the launch of Carolyn Whitney-Brown's Tender to the World.

2019 09 Nov
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Recovering Lost Species book launch with author Dolly Jørgensen

Join us for the Ottawa launch of Recovering Lost Species in the Modern Age with author Dolly Jørgensen, a groundbreaking study of how emotions motivate attempts to counter species loss.

2019 05 Nov
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Many Masculinities: Joint book launch by local authors

Join us to celebrate the launch of new books by local Ottawa authors and Carleton University professors Sonya Lipsett-Rivera and  Erica Fraser.

2019 04 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Author Readings: Rana Bose with Daniel Beamish

Join us in our store for readings from two new thrilling books by Montreal's Rana Bose and Ottawa's Daniel Beamish. 

2019 30 Oct

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author Kendare Blake

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake for a talk about her dark, violent YA fantasy books and her writing process, with plenty of time for questions from the audience.

2019 30 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launch: Canadian Culture in a Globalized World by Garry Neil

We're pleased to host the launch of Garry Neil's new book, Canadian Culture in a Globalized World. Please join us to celebrate this exciting new book and toast to its author!

2019 24 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Book launch: Beverley McLachlin - The Legacy of a Supreme Court Chief Justice

Join us for the Ottawa launch of a new biography brimming with insight into Beverley McLachlin's unparalleled career as a jurist and leader of the Supreme Court of Canada.

2019 24 Oct
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division

Hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the politics of hate and live in greater safety and harmony.

2019 23 Oct

Teen Author Fest: Writing Workshop with YA author Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and Rent a Boyfriend (fall 2020).

2019 22 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Naomi K. Lewis reading from Tiny Lights for Travellers

Octopus Books presents author Naomi K. Lewis reading from her new book, Tiny Lights for Travellers, shortlisted for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction.

2019 19 Oct
11:00am - 12:00pm

Illustrator Charlene Chua presents Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion? Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.