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Guernica Editions’ Ottawa Spring Book Launch

Exciting News! For the first time ever, Guernica Editions will be doing a Spring Launch of its new titles in Ottawa. The launch will be at the new event space of the Vimy Brewing Company, 145 Loretta Avenue, Ottawa on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. It is a wonderful, spacious […]

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 […]

Librarian in Residence: Best books for adults, 2016

Here are my picks for what I enjoyed the most from teen and adult books for 2016. It was quite a struggle whittling it down to these twenty-eight books from the over 400 I read so far this year, but these were some of the more entertaining ones I found.

Remembering with Joshua Foer at the Ottawa Writer’s Fest

We all have memories we’d like to banish from the kingdom of our minds. If you can’t think of a special one right now, don’t worry, soon a certain scent will waft through the air, a genteel fingertip will brush by an earlobe or someone will snarl behind the bulge of a maple-cream donut and […]