Winners of the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm. Register via Eventbrite. Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published by local authors in the previous year. Both official languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction, […]
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We’ve made it to the final weekend of August and fall is in the air, but we’re not done yet. Capital Pride continues with events all weekend, including a virtual parade. Read on for some suggestions on how to make the most of this weekend.
We have made it into summer’s wind down and it is time to soak up all we can of these remaining summer weekends. Make it a priority to get outside and enjoy the sunshine while we can. There are plenty of reasons to get out and about this weekend, if the fleeting warmth of the season’s sunny skies isn’t enough to draw you from your living room. Here are just a few of them.
There are some new outdoor activities to enjoy this weekend. We are now able to kick a soccer ball around, play a round of disc golf, shoot some hoops, or pop an ollie at the skate parks. Picnics are also now a thing. While we agree that this is very exciting news, please make sure that you enjoy these newfound freedoms safely and respectfully, while keeping your distance from others.
Some of us are over a month into this alternate normal of isolation, shaggy hair and bread making. As we settle into new routines, and are already dreaming of sunny patios and high fives there is no right or wrong way to be getting through this.
Here are some highlights from the last week on the blog and some things to look forward to this weekend.
Throughout the month of April, OPL will try to help the Ottawa community “awaken their inner poet…” while staying at home.
If you have given up on dates and times, and are living purely based on feelings, join the club. Stay healthy, stay positive, and stay strong friends. We’re doing it.
Happiness Habits 613 events are open to anyone looking to explore and nurture what makes them happy.
Both events are free of charge and both locations are accessible.
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 […]
Meet Canadian author Kat Verhoeven at the Ottawa Public Library, where she will talk about her new graphic novel, a queer story about friendship, body image, and strength.
Welcoming Ottawa Week continues until June 30, 2019.
Adding to the fun of early summer in the city is Welcoming Ottawa Week, a series of free events highlighting Ottawa as a welcoming city to newcomers.
Apt613’s Librarian-in-Residence gives a snapshot of what young Ottawans were interested in reading in 2018.