Upcoming Programs and Events

Struggle without rest: the Spanish flu in Canada

Pandemic 1919

Explore the impact of a massive global pandemic. 55,000 Canadians were among 100,000,000 people who perished around the world. 

Commemorating the centennial of the Spanish flu pandemic, each panel provides a rare glimpse at some of the compelling Canadian stories that illustrate this "defining moment" in our history. This free exhibit will be open to the public for limited hours at the Central Branch from June 1 through 29.

Writing about Lady Franklin

KFPL Live: Writing About Lady Franklin & the Lost Franklin Expedition

Erika Behrisch Elce discusses researching and writing about Lady Franklin, whose husband Sir John led the Franklin Expedition, lost in the Arctic while in search of the Northwest Passage. After editing a collection of Lady Franklin's public letters, As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband, she  wrote a novel:  Lady Franklin of Russell Square.  Free to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at (613) 549-8888.  Saturday, June 8, Isabel Turner Branch, 2 p.m.

Shopify 101

Shopify 101

Wondering how to build a business with Shopify?  Or do you have an idea for a product to sell online but don't know how to start? Carissa Cosgrove will give an overview of Shopify’s e-commerce platform and explain how to use it to start, grow and manage your business. Free to all adults but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, May 30, at Sydenham branch, at 7 p.m.