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Books & Beer 2015: Fiction from Fact — Complete list of titles

1. I am Madame X by Gioia Diliberto

2. Euphoria by Lily King

3. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

4. A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

5. The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes

6. Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa

7. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

8. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

9. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

10. All That Is Solid Melts into Air by Darragh McKeon

11. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

12. Digging to America by Anne Tyler

13. Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

14. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

15. Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Seniors’ Series

Looking for something social and informative to get involved with? Join us on Wednesdays starting May 20th, for the Seniors’ Series! We’ll have guest speakers, librarians, and community organizations talking about everything from how to use library digital resources, the latest in apps and genealogical research, how to access the health care services you need, practical sessions like how to study for your drivers license renewal after 85, and much more. Have some tea and get to know other participants at these informal sessions. Everyone is welcome, however these sessions are aimed at older adults, aged 55+.

Sessions are as follows, but topics may change:

May 20: Intro to 3D printing & demo

May 27: Ask Granny & Genealogy Resources

June 3: Getting to Know Your Digital Library

June 10: Accessing the Health Services You Need  - getting to know your Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

June 17: How to Ace Your Seniors Driver’s Test

June 24: Digital making – demo & hands on


Group of smiling seniors

Age: 55Y and up (recommended)

Wednesday, May 20th to Wednesday, June 24th from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Oakville Public Library, Central Branch Auditorium. 120 Navy St., Oakivlle ON L6J 2Z4

Cost: Free

No preregistration required. Drop-in and bring your friends!

Writing for Children & for Young Adults: The World’s Hottest Market

If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you.  Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book. Anne Shone, a Senior Editor at Scholastic Canada, will be our guest speaker!

Special option: You may bring 2 or 3 copies of the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or 1,000 words if that will get you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter.) If you’re not currently working on a story, we’ll get you started on the spot!

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.

Cost: $46 paid in advance by mail or Interac or $49 if you wait to pay at the door with a reserved spot.

Central Branch Auditorium
Sat/May 02 10:00am-4:00pm
Age: 18Y+  Cost: $46/1 Class or $49 at door

To reserve a spot now, email Looking for more information or don’t have email? Please call Elise at 905-815-2042 ext. 5037.


An Evening with Terence Young

Terence Young is the MP for the riding of Oakville. In 2000, Mr. Young’s 15 year old daughter Vanessa died from taking a prescribed drug. Since that tragic day, Mr. Young has campaigned tirelessly for reforms in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Young’s book Death by Prescription, originally published in 2009, and reissued in 2014, tells the story of Mr. Young’s fight for more stringent drug-monitoring in Canada. On November 6, 2014, Bill C-17, Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) received Royal Assent.

Ages: 18Y and up

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Central Branch

$15/ticket; tickets go on sale at all branches April 23, 2015

An Evening with Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is the author of Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, a national bestseller and the winner of a National Business Book Award. His second book, The End of Growth, was also a bestseller and made multiple best book of the year lists in 2012. Rubin was the chief economist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over 20 years. In his new book, called The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When it Bursts?, coming out in May, 2015, he addresses Canada’s national economic future – and the financial security of all Canadians. The Carbon Bubble will provide a real national debate on our economic future.

18Y and Up

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre

$15/ticket; tickets available online and at all library branches starting May 11, 2015

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