This one’s for fans of Dragons’ Den, Shark Tank and money management…Kevin O’Leary will be signing copies of his latest book, “Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women and Money”, at Chapters (Rideau Centre, Ottawa) on January 31 at 7:00 p.m..
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…is taking place Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Jack Purcell Community Centre from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. and is free to the public.
For more information, click here.
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Big Little Book Sale: June 2, 2012; 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2821 8th Line Road,
Gently used Adult and Children’s books, sorted by genre and some popular authors. Steps from the Metcalfe Farmer’s Market. The sale is in support of the Live and Learn Resource Centre, part of the registered charity Rural Family Connections.
For more info call 613-821-2899 or email@example.com
Lunchtime Poetry Reading: June 19, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
A lunchtime poetry reading. John Lee and Sydney Lea, an American and Canadian poet, will read some of their work. Readings will be followed by Q&A.
Join a Live Chat today, May 29, at 3 p.m. ET to discuss Harry Potter’s influence on culture.
Moderated by Dr. Ruth Dunley, the Chat’s panelist’s will include:
- Gráinne O’Brien, whose academic work is centred on the Harry Potter Series and the Hunger Games and is one of the chief organizers of Magic is Might 2012 (an international academic conference exploring the cultural influence of the Harry Potter books and films) which is to take place this July in Ireland
- Jadwiga O’Brien, a member of the conference’s abstract-review committee and also a student of film theory
So, put on your wizard hats and join in on the Chat.
(If you reeeeeally can’t make…there’s always the option of watching the Chat in replay.)
The Woodroffe Avenue PS is having it’s annual fundraiser. It’s main theme has always been a book sale. Tables packed with books of all kinds. Plus, the school is right across from the Carling branch of the Ottawa Public Library. So, as you can see, if you like books, this is the place to be.
This year, there will also be pony rides, a moonbounce, BBQ, carnival games, a bake sale, a photo booth, etc., etc.
Spring Fling takes place on Friday, June 1st, 4:30p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Woodroffe Avenue Public School, 235 Woodroffe Ave..
As an added bonus the book sale will also run on Thursday, May 31st 4:00 – 8:00pm.
For information you can call: (613) 828-2884
Last Sunday, I was able to go to the Veg Fest. I haven’t been before, but I have never seen such crowds in a while; at one point, they had to stop people from going in and we had to stand in line outside until the inside cleared out a bit.
It was all about cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, silent auctions, vendors and a lot of food and planet-loving people.
I, of course, made a bee-line to the book stand, which wasn’t difficult since it was located right in front of the entrance.
Barefoot Books are books for children and they are gorgeous. (Even the stand was beautiful. Take a look below and don’t judge the stand based on the quality of my pics…it was reeeally hard getting a decent pic with so many people around, I need to say.)
I had the opportunity to ask Dina Cristino, Barefoot Books Ambassador, a few questions about the books…she said that Barefoot is a small independent company that focuses on bringing together beautiful art work with story telling in a way that teaches children respect for all cultures and love for the planet. The characters are not standardized and come from different ethnic backgrounds and with different abilities and disabilities; the company works with authors and illustrators from around the globe to tell stories that are also varied. The stories speak of high morals and values and carry a deeper meaning rather than focus on pure entertainment. And children appreciate the depth of the stories as well as the beautiful images that speak to their own creativity and imaginations.
And what kind of a response have the books had? “Great response. A lot of people are happy to see something different. This is my third year with Barefoot and the response is greater and greater. I have customers who come back and are very happy.” Both parents and teachers are impressed with the response that they get from children, including autistic children and those with developmental problems.
The company continues to expand it’s product line. In addition to books and CDs with sing alongs and stories, Barefoot continues to come out with puppets and a range of games.
What are some new book titles to look forward to? “Buddhist Tales” and “Robin Hood”.
Does anyone out there have experience with Barefoot Books?
This post is for those of you, who carry only a mild affection in your hearts for the comic book. Because, I’m sure that the die-hard fans have been marking the days off on their calendars for weeks. And with good reason. Free Comic Book Day can spell great fun at your local comic book store.
Free Comic Book Day started in 2002 as a promotional event to attract customers into independent comic book stores. Participating comic book stores give away specially printed copies of comic books, cheaper back issues and other promotional items to anyone who comes to the store or create other types of fun such as dress-up as your favourite comic book hero contests.
Here are some of the activities scheduled to take place around the Ottawa region:
Carleton Place: is going all out for the day. It all starts at Read’s Book Shop with free comic books and a goodie bag. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero and walk around downtown, visiting other participating businesses and meeting their favourite super heroes. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Silver Snail is celebrating with discounts, give-aways, live music and specially designed poster by Phil Noto, who will be doing in-store signings on Saturday.
The Comic Book Shoppe: will be giving away comics from an assortment of 36 different comic book titles, have storm troopers in attendance and face painting.
Myths, Legends and Heroes: will be giving away comic books and having a sale.
Wizard’s Tower: is all ready to go with their selection of free comic books and 10% off in stock comics.
Sounds like a good time…don’t forget to share your Free Comic Book Day activities in the comments section…if you like.:)