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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

It’s the last weekend of summer and there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy all that the city has to offer, plus a few events to get you ready for fall in the capital. All Weekend The Canada Army Run is taking over the Canadian War Museum this weekend. While the actual […]


Join us for our second annual BiblioCon, a celebration of all things comics and geek culture. BiblioCon will include vendors, superhero storytime, a booksmack, crafts, face painting, button making, picture taking with a green screen and presentations by graphic novel experts. Wear a costume and participate in the masquerade and parade!  

Viola Desmond: Canadian Heroine

Viola Desmond is a human rights icon and the first woman to be featured on a Canadian bank note. Norma Domey will discuss the life and times of her Great-Aunt Viola Desmond, including her accomplishments, her impact on the Black community, and how she came to be featured on Canada’s $10 bill. Free program; please […]

Readings by the Fire

Stop by the Main Library between 12:00 -1:00 every day from December 17-21 to hear holiday stories full of good cheer! Selections of seasonal and holiday stories for book-lovers who love to be read to! Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Jólabókaflóðið – Book Flood Recommendations

Jólabókaflóðið comes from Iceland where during the fall, publishing houses flood the market with newly released books, which are exchanged as gifts to open and begin reading on December 24th.  In the spirit of good reads, join us at the Main Branch between 1-2 p.m. to get tailored book recommendations from our staff just in time for the […]