The Ottawa Book Collectors Programme of Upcoming Events

OBC Meetings 2016-2017


All OBC meetings, unless otherwise indicated, begin at 7:30 pm and will be held in Room 112, Fisher Park Community Centre. Lots of parking is available.

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of every month. Check the date to be sure.


250 Holland Ave.




OBC members will report on and circulate samples of their book finds from over the summer months with an emphasis on how these fit into their avowed collecting interests and, to a lesser extent, expatiate on what they may have read in the same period.
September 12, 2016



Rumer Godden, (1907 1998)

OBC member Charlene Elgee will give a talk on the English author Rumer Godden. Godden wrote more than 60 titles, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, childrens books and translations. At least 9 of her books were turned into movies.

October 6, 2016



Botanical Art

This lecture, presented by Jim Jope, will provide an overview of botanical art.

November 7, 2016



Christmas Theme

For two years running now, esteemed member Peter Greig will give a Christmas themed book presentation.
December 5, 2016




Finishing off the last of the Yuletide seasonal cheer, OBC members will present the books they received during the holidays (or books they gave themselves!) Tell us why it is an asset to your collection.
January 9, 2017



The Yellow Peril

OBC member Jason Byers will expound upon another of his collecting interests, the portrayal of orientals in 19th and 20th century writing, with some detours into film.

February 6, 2017

MARCH 2017


Rick Turcotte, his Ottawa collection

Mr. Turcotte will show the OBC some of the treasures from his collection of Ottawa material.
March 6, 2017

APRIL 2017


Norm Christie, his military collection

Mr. Christie will show the OBC some of the treasures from his military collection.
April 3, 2017

MAY 2017


Mystery Talk

Come visit Ottawa mystery writer Patricia Filteau; Vantage Point, 2016; Traces, 2017; Steps, 2018.
May 1, 2017

JUNE 2017


Annual General Meeting & Book Swap

Our Annual General Meeting when suggestions for potential speakers will be provided, and a new executive elected. Some books may also trade hands.
June 5, 2017

Future Events:

Would you be interested in doing a presentation on some aspect of your own book collection with other members?

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