OTTAWA – Every year since 1919, the month of November marks the time of year we all commemorate the fallen Canadians who died in service to Canada.
This year has a particularly important significance as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, known as the war to end all war. Throughout the month of November, the Ottawa Public Library will be offering programs remembering the World Wars in story and song.
War Stories to Remember:
Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:15 p.m.
The First and Second World Wars had profound effects on all Canadians and shaped the country in many ways. Join Brian Tackaberry, author of The Lost Generation of Mississippi Mills and Peter Usher, author of Joey Jacobson’s War: a Jewish Canadian Airman in the Second World War, as they discuss their works, and the experiences of Canadian soldiers in the two World Wars.
Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War:
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
An Archives of Ontario presentation commemorating the First World War centennial, Dear Sadie highlights unique, personal stories underlying the “Great War” based on a series of letters between a Canadian soldier fighting overseas and his sweetheart back home.
Stories Told: Celebrating Canadian Folk Music:
Monday Nov. 19, 2 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.
Join us for an interactive concert featuring Folk and Wartime Songs. Musician Kathryn Patricia celebrates the stories and themes surrounding these melodies – helping listeners experience the music in a new way and get a sound of history.
For more information and registration, visit the Ottawa Public Library website.