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We Will Remember Them


November is Remembrance Month, and it has special significance this year as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the "war to end all wars".  During November, the Ottawa Public Library will be offering several programs remembering the World Wars in story and song.  And of course, we also have some reading suggestions for you!

Join us for these special programs:

War Stories to Remember: World Wars I and II had profound effects on all Canadians, and shaped the country in many ways. Join Brian Tackaberry, author of The Lost Generation of Mississippi Mills and Peter Usher, author of Joey Jacobson's War: a Jewish Canadian Airman in the Second World War, as they discuss their works and the experiences of Canadian soldiers in the two World Wars.

Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario's First World War: An Archives of Ontario presentation commemorating the First World War centennial.  "Dear Sadie" highlights unique, personal stories underlying the war, based on a series of letters between a Canadian soldier fighting overseas and his sweetheart back home.

Stories Told: Celebrating Canadian Folk Music: Join us for an interactive concert featuring Folk and Wartime Songs.  Musician Kathryn Patricia celebrates the stories and themes surrounding these melodies - helping listeners experience the music in a new way. 

In Commemoration: World War I Titlesby OttLibGenealogy

A mix of fiction, history, and biography, all classic titles for your understanding of The War to End All Wars.

Ottawans at Warby OttLibGenealogy

Memoirs and writings by and about Ottawa men and women in the World Wars.