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In Conversation With… Series

Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and A Different Drummer Books are pleased to present a new series that will feed the inquisitive mind. In Conversation With is a speaker series providing you with an opportunity to hear, ask questions and meet four of Canada’s top influencers and authors!

All four events will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 13 at 11:00am. Tickets can be purchased at all library branches, online through the OCPA box office and at A Different Drummer Books (Burlington).

Bob McDonald
Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks
Being There: Science As I’ve Seen It
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 8 p.m.
$30 / ticket
After more than 30 years of reporting on science, this journalist has seen a lot, from the exploration of our entire solar system by robots, to the computer and genetic revolutions that have profoundly changed our lives. We live in remarkable times where the most powerful tools humanity has ever known are in our grasp. Do we have the wisdom to use these tools wisely?

A History of Caring: OTMH Celebrates 65 Years Book Launch

Join Halton Healthcare and the Oakville Public Library for the official launch of A History of Caring: OTMH Celebrates 65 Years. Author Sheila Creighton will give a presentation about the book and talk about how the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital has evolved over the years and the vital role it plays in our community.

Refreshments will be served, and copies of the book will be available for a suggested donation of $20. The author will be available to autograph copies of the book after the presentation.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Central Branch Auditorium, 2nd floor, 120 Navy Street
2:00-3:30 pm • Free event
Free parking

Please RSVP to or call 905-815-2044 to reserve your spot!

An Evening with Douglas Gibson

Douglas Gibson is a prominent figure in the Canadian literary world having worn the hats of writer, editor and publisher. In his newest memoir, Across Canada By Story, Gibson shares stories about great Canadian writers like W.O Mitchell, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and many others. National Post columnist Philip Marchland has praised it as a superb collection of anecdotes. This event is presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books; copies of Douglas’ work will be available for purchase on-site.

18Y and up
Thu Dec 3, 7:00-8:30pm
QEPCCC – Black Box Theatre
$15/ticket; Tickets will be available for purchase online, at all library branches and A Different Drummer Books (Burlington) starting Nov 12, 2015.

Red Coat Diaries – True Stories from the Women of the RCMP

2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the first female troop of the RCMP. Red Coat Diaries: True Stories from the Women of the RCMP tells over 30 stories from the women of the RCMP. Co-authors Cst. Aaron Sheedy and Sgt. Regina Marini have been members of the RCMP for over a decade. Join them for a unique insider’s perspective of the “Mounties”: the joy, anguish, reward and humour of working on the Force.

18Y and up
Thu Jan 21, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Central Branch
Tickets are available at all branches starting Dec 17, 2015

Books and Beer: Popcorn Reads

Join us as library staff present books that have been made into movies. Beer from a local brewery and light appetizers are included in the ticket price. One lucky audience member will win a copy of all the books presented. Everyone goes home with a terrific to-read and to-watch list!

19Y and up
Fri Feb 19, 2016, 7:00-9:00pm; Doors open at 6:30pm
Central Branch
$15/ticket; Tickets are available at all library branches starting Jan 21, 2016

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