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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • 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.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:30pm
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Parent at and Child Book Club

    Share the love of reading! This new book club is for kids 10-12 and a parent or guardian. Share a book together and then join for fun and a book chat. The first book will be kept at the information desk in the kids’ section for you to pick up and read prior to the first book club meeting.

    We will meet monthly on Tuesday at 6:30 (45 minutes)

    One registration per family.

    January 30th Smile by Raina Telgemeier

    February 27th The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    March 26th   Restart by Gordon Korman

    April 30th  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    5 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.

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024
  • 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)

  • paper bag princess

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    180 minutes

    Celebrate Robert Munsch's classic children's book "The Paper Bag Princess" with a party featuring princesses, princes and dragons! You can dress-up as Elizabeth, create crafts inspired by the story, and play royal games! 10:30-2:30. Drop-In. Ages 4 and up.

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    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) 

  • Open book

    Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Apr 02, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    7 May, 2024:  Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

    June pick to be discussed.

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.