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Thursday, November 18 2021

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All day
 
10:00 am
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you speak English well, but you want to improve your vocabulary and be more comfortable having a conversation, this class is for you!
For CLB Levels 3-5

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us on Zoom for exercises, tickles, knee bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and books for babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. 

This is a registered program. Register HERE

6:00 pm
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prepare to take the CELPIP Listening and Speaking test. In class we will discuss each type of question you will be asked and practice responses. At home you can access our online test. 

7:00 pm
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the library as we host the latest author in our Word on the Street Fall Reading Series, Terry Fallis. Terry will be discussing his latest book, Operation Angus, in an online interview with author reading. Audience questions are welcome.
 
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Angus McLintock, accidental Member of Parliament, has won re-election and is now the Minister of State for International Relations--or, in other words, he's the junior global affairs minister. In this new post, he and his trusty Chief of Staff, Daniel Addison, are in London to meet with their international counterparts to discuss the upcoming G8 Summit in Washington. Unfortunately, Angus is not in charge of Canada's involvement in the summit--that task falls to the actual Global Affairs Minister, not the junior one. What Angus is responsible for is planning a brief post-summit meeting in Ottawa between the Prime Minister and the President of Russia, the former head of the KGB.
 
The London meetings are all going to plan until Daniel receives a cryptic, late-night text, from a burner phone, directing him to a pub around the corner from their hotel. There is important information he needs to know, the mysterious texter says--but he must keep the meeting a secret, and must come alone. Naturally, he immediately tells Angus, who of course tags along to the pub--just as reinforcement. The soon-to-be-retired MI6 agent who is waiting for Daniel is not pleased, but there are more pressing matters at hand: Chechen separatists are plotting to assassinate the Russian President--and it’s going to happen when he’s in Ottawa to meet with the Prime Minister, just weeks away. Angus and Daniel have to put a stop to it before it's too late. Naturally, no one in Ottawa will take them, or their top-secret intelligence, seriously, so they’re on their own.
 
In an instant, they are thrown into a race against the clock to uncover the Chechen sleeper cell, thwart their plans, and ultimately save the Russian President. Along the way, in classic Angus and Daniel style, they have to dodge bitter rivals, enraged protestors, and even a runaway Cessna. This is a madcap cloak-and-dagger adventure with humour and heart that will delight and entertain readers until the very last page.
 
A two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of six national bestselling novels, including his latest, One Brother Shy, all published by McClelland & Stewart. The Best Laid Plans was the winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 2008, and CBC’s Canada Reads in 2011. It was adapted as a six-part television miniseries, as well as a stage musical. The High Road was a Leacock Medal finalist in 2011. Up and Down was the winner of the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and was a finalist for the 2013 Leacock Medal. His fourth novel, No Relation, was released in May 2014, debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, and won the 2015 Leacock Medal. His fifth, Poles Apart, hit bookstores in October 2015, was a Globe and Mail bestseller and a finalist for the 2016 Leacock Medal.
 
One Brother Shy was released in May 2017 and became an instant bestseller. The Canadian Booksellers Association named Terry Fallis the winner of the 2013 Libris Award as Author of the Year.
 
Terry Fallis earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University and then spent several years working in federal and Ontario politics. In 1995, he co-founded Thornley Fallis, a full service communications and digital agency with offices in Toronto and Ottawa.

8:00 pm
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Wise Owls Pub Quiz returns this fall!

Bring your smartypants friends down to the Owl Acoustic Lounge for four fall pub quizzes!  

  • Questions start at 8pm
  • Limit of 6 players to a team
  • Monthly prizes and a seasonal trophy