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Throughout July and August we celebrated Canadian authors and storytelling initiatives as part of...
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No one knows Canadian literature and Canadian authors better than Douglas Gibson. In his...
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We had quite a summer with the 2017 Battle of the Books, after weeks...
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On Wednesday July 11, 2018 the Nepean Centrepointe Branch welcomed ArtEast members for the...
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This fall session, the Beaverbrook branch held a new craft program called Make Break,...
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Did you think “infotainment” started with The Daily Show? Hardly . . . Canadians...
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Chris Hadfield photo with guitar
BOOK GIVEAWAY: We are giving away 150 autographed copy of Chris Hadfield’s book The...
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Chris Hadfield thinking
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Chris Hadfield’s...
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Join us this fall as we host five exciting events as part of our...
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Picture of the three performers of the Alaska Highway Road Show
On Saturday, November 25, we are hitchhiking through Canadian history with two storytelling events...
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1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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The customers and staff at the Stittsville Branch have contributed an amazing array of...
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Mission accomplished! The patrons and staff at the Manotick Branch have completed decorating tiles...
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As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme...
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Canada 150 banner for the month of October
October is here, and fall is a perfect time to curl up with a...
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For Storytelling through Food month in September, Beaverbrook branch asked the community to vote...
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Image pour le thème Canada 150 de septembre: Raconter par l'alimentation
September is here and it’s time to bring in the harvest! We’re celebrating Storytelling...
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Manotick Canada Mosaic program
As part of the celebration for Canada's 150th Anniversary, there has been numerous projects...
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When we asked our community to share their food preferences with us, we were...
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