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Discover and Record Your Family History
Wednesday, June 14
Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Working on your family try? Attend this workshop on researching writing your family history. Research is all about detective work. Learn what records might exist and how to locate them and glean relevant information to lead you to the next source. Our discussion will focus on the Ancestry LibraryEdition database as well as other sources.

From Then to Now with James Walker
Wednesday, July 12
Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
7:00pm to 8:30pm

African peoples have lived in Canada since the beginnings of transatlantic settlement. Although their migration, settlement and life in Canada has been saturated with prejudice and brutality their legacy is one of courage and strength. Come out to hear James talk about this fascinating chapter in Canada’s history.

Ancestry.ca for Beginners
Monday July 24
Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St E, Cambridge
7:00pm

Wayne Grady was inspired to write Emancipation Day when he made an unexpected discovery about his family in an old Canadian census. What secrets and surprises are hiding in your family tree? Begin you investigation with Ancestry.ca in this free workshop. Registration required. Please call 519-653-3632 for more details.

WPL’s Book Clubs Discuss “Emancipation Day”
Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
Monday, August 14 at 7:00pm
Thursday, August 17 at 1:30pm

Join the WPL Book Clubs for a lively discussion of this year’s OBOC selection.

OBOC Jazz Night
Wednesday, August 16
Waterloo Public Library, 35 Albert Street, Waterloo
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a little jazz from musicians Paul Mitchel (trumpet) and Larry Smith (guitar) while you snack and mingle. There will also be “Emancipation Day” trivia. The winner will receive a copy of the book and bragging rights.

My Story: The Documents Never Lie
Wednesday, August 23rd
Idea Exchange Preston, 435 King St E, Cambridge
2:00pm

Authors Dianne Brydon and James Brydon discovered evidence which refuted their own family lore while researching for their book, The Stalwart Brydons. In this presentation, Dianne discusses their investigation and tells the story of the Brydons’ life in North Dumfries. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Drop-in. Please call 519-653-3632 for more details.

Literary Trivia Pub Night
Date and Location TBA!

Do you like books and literary facts? If so, you will want to join us for an evening of literary trivia. Categories will include Authors, Books Made into Movies, Genre Fiction, Former OBOC selections, Quotations, Canadian Authors, Literary Detectives and Sleuths, Award Winners, and more. More details coming soon!

Author Visits

2017 One Book, One Community author events are:

Tuesday, September 26
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Kitchener Central Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener

Wednesday, September 27
Time: TBA
Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School
Baden

Wednesday, September 27
Time: TBA
Knox Presbyterian Church
50 Erb Street West, Waterloo

Thursday, September 28
Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Trillium United Church, 450 King St. E., Cambridge

 

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