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  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    75 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • End table with book.

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Looking to add to your to-be-read list? In a reading slump? Or simply like to discuss books?

    Join us for tea and a discussion about what we have been reading lately!

    Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome.

    The program will be held in Room 1B.

  • Fridays, Mar 01, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hazeldean Library.  Join us for discussion on the first Friday of every month.

    NOVEMBER 10, 2023

    “Atonement” by Ian McEwan (Fiction)

    DECEMBER 1, 2023

    “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”by Daniel Pink (Non-Fiction)

    NO MEETING IN JANUARY

    FEBRUARY 2, 2024

    “Washington Black” by Esi Erdugan (Canadian-Fiction)

    MARCH 1, 2024

    “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good (Canadian-Fiction)

    APRIL 5, 2024

    “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (Fiction)

    MAY 3, 2024

    “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett (Fiction)

    June 7, 2024

    “Full Disclosure” by Beverley McLachlin (Canadian-Mystery)

  • book Club Image

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - May 06, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    January 8 - The Trees by Percival Everett (US) 

    February 5 - The Magician by Colm Toibin (Irish)

    March 4 - The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefiore (non-fiction)

    April 8 - White Noise by Don DeLillo (US)

    May 6 - What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (Canadian, Giller) 

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    September 2023 - June 2024 Selections

    SEPT 6
    The Splendid and The Vile - Erik Larson

    OCT 4
    Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

    NOV 1
    The Company We Keep - Frances Itani

    DEC 6
    The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak

    Jan 3
    Fight Night - Miriam Toews

    FEB 7
    The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

    MARCH 6
    The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

    APRIL 3
    Permanent Astonishment - Tomson Highway

    MAY 1
    The Searcher - Tana French

    JUNE 5
    The Girl in His Shadow - Audrey Blake

     

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

  • Books

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger 

  • Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere every second Friday of the month. Newcomers are welcome.

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    10:30am
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the Second Monday of the month.

    The Stittsville Open book club is a drop in that runs monthly from September to June.

     Books are available at the Stittsville branch Hub (central desk).