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Indigenous Book Club – launching today!


To celebrate National Aboriginal History Month, and as part of our Canada 150 anniversary programming, OPL will be hosting an Indigenous Book Club, and a live online chat from June 12-14, 2017.

Win two tickets to see Buffy Sainte-Marie at the National Arts Centre on Monday, July 3!

We’ll be posting a blog and a Facebook post every week until June 12 about the Indigenous Book Club. We invite participants to answer the different questions either as a comment on the blog post, or on the related OPL Facebook post.

The books:

The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson
Amun: nouvelles directed by Michel Jean

Read the books and chat online with the authors and special guests from the Ottawa Aboriginal community.

  • Monday, June 12 – 12:00 p.m.: live chat with Vera Wabegijig, Anishnaabe poet, blogger, Anishnaabe language enthusiast. She will be discussing the book The Outside Circle
  • Tuesday, June 13 – 7:15 p.m.: live chat with The Outside Circle author Patti Laboucane-Benson
  • Wednesday, June 14 – 7:30 p.m.: live chat with author and editor of Amun, Michel Jean

Contest details

  • To comment on the blog post, you must be logged in with your Library card.
  • The winner will be announced on Friday, June 16 on the OPL Staff Blog.
  • Submissions will be accepted until Wednesday June 14 at 11:00 p.m.  
  • A participant’s name will be included in the draw a maximum of eight (8) times
  • No purchase necessary
  • OPL does not sell nor give out personal information
  • The chances of winning depend on the number of entries
  • If you win, you may be required to answer a skill-testing question
  • A valid OPL card is required to collect the prize
  • The winner’s signature may be required to collect the prize
  • For more information about OPL contest rules, please visit