The One Book, One Community title for 2013 is “Ragged Company” by Richard Wagamese. More OBOC programs and events will be posted soon!
Date: Thursday, May 23
Time: 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Place: Clemens Mill – Lecture Theatre, 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge
Join us for Myra’s Story. Hilarious, harrowing and heartbreaking, Myra’s Story portrays a day in the life of a woman street drinker in Dublin as she begs for money off passers-by while recalling her life and how she came to arrive at her present pathetic state. As she tells her story she plays all the characters from her past, including: Tina the Tap, Big Bridie, Jimmy the Tadpole, and a whole host of other colourful Dublin characters (about 10 in all). This is the first Canadian full performance of Myra’s Story. On site that evening will be a display and representative from Argus Residence for Young People in Cambridge who will gratefully accept donations. Please note:18+ only; adult content and language. Click here for more information. Tickets $5 each available by calling Queen’s Square 519.621.0460 or Clemens Mill 519.740.6294
Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Place: Cambridge Libraries & Galleries, 1 North Square, Cambridge
Join Anne Tinker, executive director of The Bridges, Cambridge Shelter Corp. as she shares her story of involvement in this organization and how they are ‘embracing hope, offering help and building bridges’. We also ask you to consider bringing an item to donate to The Bridges – please check the event on the Cambridge Libraries & Galleries website to see a list of required items as well as more OBOC events.
Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: Hespeler Library
Join us for Your Story, Your Way. Author Richard Wagamese has spoken about the privilege he feels being able to tell the stories of Canada’s aboriginal people. He found his voice through the stories of his people – but what about you? How can you tell your story in your way? And why is that important? Join author and journalist Margie Taylor for a stimulating experience designed to help you find your voice. Please register for this free workshop by calling Queen’s Square 519.621.0460 or Hespeler 519.658.4412.
Author Visits - September 16 to 18
September 16 - Kitchener ; details TBA
September 17 - New Hamburg and Waterloo (2 events); details TBA
September 18 – Cambridge; details TBA