Library and Archives Canada Events

This page provides information about Library and Archives Canada (LAC) recent and upcoming events, such as the Signatures Series and the Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars.

Upcoming events and current exhibitions

Until September 14, 2016
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Until October 28, 2016
Plaza Bridge (corner Elgin and Wellington)
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Until November 20, 2016
Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
and Laurier House National Historic Site, 335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario
 

Signatures Series

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a brand new series of public interviews that will offer a further glimpse into the secrets housed in the National Archives. Hosted by Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, the Signatures Series will feature original interviews with individuals who will provide insights into parts of the collection, either because they have donated archives to LAC or are experts about it.

Photograph Jean ChrétienInterview with Jean Chrétien

Prime Minister of Canada, 1993-2003.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Watch this interview on CPAC

 
Photograph Jacques GodboutInterview with Jacques Godbout

Writer, editor and filmmaker. A privileged witness of the Quiet Revolution.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph Sarah JenningsInterview with Sarah Jennings

Arts journalist and author of the book Art and Politics: The History of the National Arts Centre
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Watch the interview on Youtube

 

Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars

The Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars are a lecture series focused on informing and disseminating strategic thinking in the domains of information science, archival science, and history among others. Lecturers are invited by Library and Archives Canada from the academic, public and private sectors, and include scholars and practitioners.

Photograph Caroline Brazier“Living Knowledge: the value of national libraries”
Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library

Monday, May 2, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph Robert Darnton“Libraries, Books, and the Digital Future”
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor and University Librarian Emeritus, Harvard University

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph David Fricker“e-Government: Policy Responses from the National Archives of Australia”
David Fricker, Director General of the National Archives of Australia

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph David S. Ferriero “Out in Front: Taking a Leadership Role in Open Government”
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
395 Wellington Street, Room B
Ottawa, Ontario

 

LAC Presents Seminar

Library and Archives Canada presents Michael Smith: A case for the Constitution Library and Archives Canada presents: Michael Smith: A case for the Constitution
Michael Smith, Collection Manager, Textual and Cartographic, Unpublished and Unbound, Library and Archives Canada
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Library and Archives Canada presents: Politicians, archives and elections: our work at Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada presents: Politicians, archives and elections: our work at Library and Archives Canada
Élizabeth Mongrain, Manager, Governance and Political Affairs, Library and Archives Canada
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

Lectures - Public Interviews

Library and Archives Canada presents: Politicians, archives and elections: our work at Library and Archives Canada Library and Archives Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts presents: Heather Menzies: Reclaiming the Commons
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Thursday, April 21, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Brad Sabin Hill, Curator of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection
George Washington University in Washington, DC
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Dr. David Gordon, Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Queen’s University
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Photograph of the Famous Five statue, woman holding scroll 100 Years in the Struggle for Women’s Rights: Where Are We Now?
Library and Archives Canada, in partnership with the University of Ottawa

Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph Pierre Anctil Straddling Two Worlds: The Modernist Yiddish Poetry of Montreal’s Jacob-Isaac Segal
Pierre Anctil, Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Photograph Sherry SimonYiddish Language Modernism in Montréal: a Tale of Three Cities
Sherry Simon, Professor, French Department, Concordia University

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Exhibitions

May 12 to September 14, 2016
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Until October 28, 2016
Plaza Bridge (corner Elgin and Wellington)
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Until November 20, 2016
Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario
and Laurier House National Historic Site, 335 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario
 

February 11 , 2016 until April 29, 2016.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

2016 Skating Season (weather permitting)
Under the Bank Street Bridge, Rideau Canal
Ottawa, Ontario

 

November 20th, 2015 until April 10th, 2016
Canadian Museum of History
Ottawa, Ontario

 

October 29, 2015 until January 22, 2016
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Concerts

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at noon
In the lobby, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Other events

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lobby, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Library and Archives Canada at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Canada Doors Open Ottawa
Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.
2nd floor, 395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 
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