Canada 150

Marking 150 years of Storytelling

The public library has always been a destination for anyone seeking knowledge and ideas. Taking its place in the heart of the community, the library is constantly growing: it grows to include more voices, more perspectives, more ideas, and more stories. Stories are the way we connect with each other; they are the way we share our experiences and how we learn from others. In Canada, where we strive towards greater diversity and mutual understanding, storytelling is at our cultural core. Lend your voice as we mark 150 years of telling Canada’s story at the Ottawa Public Library.

Featured events

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The Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to an evening of great food and great conversation...

Pellan Room, Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street

Thursday Mar 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Young Ottawans were invited to create a poem, a short story, or a comic for the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors youth writing contest. Join us to discover...

Centrepointe Theatres | Théâtre Centrepointe

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

Love writing? This writing group meets on the first Tuesday of every month to support and encourage your writing. Professional and hobby writers are welcome...


Tuesday Apr 3, 2018 at 11:30am / until Jun 05, 2018

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