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  • Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Tout peut s'oublier par Olivier Adam.

  • Dickinson Reads

    Wednesdays, Mar 13, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and respected. Everyone is welcome!​

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Friends in High Places by Donna Leon.  Discussion held in English.    Drop-In.           

  • Book Club

    Wednesdays, Mar 13, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    3:00pm
    75 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere in person, in the afternoon.  This group meets every second Wednesday of the month (September to June) See link below for this year's selections:

    September 13: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

    October 11: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

    November 8: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    December 13: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

    January 10: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

    February 14: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    March 13: Lady Byron & Her Daughters by Julia Markus

    April 10: Bluebird by Genevieve Graham

    May 8: This Other Eden by Paul Harding

    June 12 (meeting outside library): Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in A Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Mar 14, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding
  • Thursdays, Mar 14, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Second Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Fridays, Mar 15, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Books

    Monday Mar 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "The German Heiress" by Anika Scott.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Book Banter

    Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi après-midi de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venu(e)s.

    lundi le 15 janvier: Les vertueux de Yasmina Khadra

    mercredi le 28 février - CHANGEMENT DE DATE: Noires sous surveillance de Robyn Maynard

    lundi le 18 mars: Les passants de Lisbonne de Philippe Besson

    lundi le 15 avril: La succession de Jean-Paul Dubois

    lundi le 13 mai: Mon voyage en Amérique de Kim Yaroshevskaya

    lundi le 17 juin: Belle Greene d'Alexandra Lapierre

    Ces séances sont un millieu sans parfum.