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Oakville Reads: Oakville Public Library’s Online Book Club


Love books? Join the club! Become a member of OPL’s new online book club, Oakville Reads. We will be reading and discussing a new book every month, throughout the year, beginning October 1. Express your thoughts in the discussion forum, or just sit back, follow along and enjoy what unfolds. You can start your reading now: our October book will be Elephant in the Sky by local author Heather A. Clark.

Age: 16Y and up

Cost: Free

Important: The Oakville Reads Online Book Club is hosted via Goodreads and will open to the public on October 1, 2014. A link to the official Oakville Reads Online Book Club will be posted at this time. In the interim, we encourage you to sign up for a personal account on Goodreads and familiarize yourself with its layout and features. We think you’ll really enjoy it!

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I Want to Research My Ontario Family History: Where Do I Start?

This lecture for beginners will help you begin the search for your family history. You will learn to examine the basic records and methods needed to help you find information. Participants will be shown how to evaluate the information found and where to look next. You will also learn what information can be found online as well as in
libraries and archives.
Age: 16Y+   Cost: $8/1 class
Central Branch    Course Code: 200714
Wed., Oct 29, 2014  7:00pm-8:30pm
Registration opens on August 16

This is the beginners session in our family history series presented by Ruth Blair, PLCGS, a Professional Genealogist based in Oakville.

Paths to Publishing

Do you have a manuscript you would like to publish? Would you like to learn more about the options available to you? Are you interested in a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the publishing world? Join published authors and representatives from the publishing industry to explore various paths to publishing. A panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.

Age:18Y and up

Thursday November 13, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm

Central Branch Auditorium

Cost: $15

Tickets available at all library branches from October 2, 2014

Books and Beer: Fiction from Fact

Join us as our librarians present books that were inspired by or based on a true story. Beer from a local brewery and light appetizers are included in the ticket price. Plus, you will have a chance to win all fifteen books presented! Everyone goes home with a terrific to-read list.

Age: 19Y and up

Friday February 20, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm

Central Branch Auditorium

Cost: $15

Tickets available at all branches from January 23, 2015

Evening for Book Lovers Title Presentation List

Evening for Book Lovers 2014 – Title Selection
(in alphabetical order)

1. American innovations, by Rivka Galchen
2. Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Bone and bread, by Saleema Nawaz
4. Elephant in the sky, by Heather A. Clark
5. House in the sky, by Amanda Lindhout
6. Longbourn: a novel, by Jo Baker
7. Mary Coin, by Marisa Silver
8. My life in Middlemarch, by Rebecca Mead
9. On such a full sea, by Chang-Rae Lee
10. Road ends, by Mary Lawson
11. Shotgun lovesongs, by Nickolas Butler
12. Tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki
13. The bear, by Claire Cameron
14. The Golem and the Djinni, by Helene Wecker
15. The Rosie project, by Graeme C. Simsion
16. The spark: a mother’s story of nurturing genius, by Kristine Barnett
17. Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler

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