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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.

  • 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

     

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • 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.

  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • 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 

  • Vernon Book Club

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Everyone is welcome to join Vernon’s book club!

    Visit with your friends and neighbours to discuss great books.

    First Thursday of the month

    January 4th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd & June 6th

    6:30pm-7:30pm

    JanuaryHaven by Emma Donoghue

    FebruaryDaisy Darker by Alice Feeney

    MarchAll You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

    April - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

    MayBetween Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • 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). 

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ever tasted a book?  

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park to get a taste of your next favourite read!  There will be a smorgasbord of books, picked by staff and recommended by other kids, for you to sample and enjoy.

    Tables will be set up for kids of all ages. 

    For dessert, cupcakes will be served. 

    Drop-in, ages 2+, English , 2-3PM