CASLIS / LANCR Annual Holiday Event (December 3, 2008)

Wednesday, December 3, 6:00pm
Army Officers Mess, 149 Somerset St. W

CASLIS Ottawa and LANCR invite you to kick off the festive season with flair at the Army Officers Mess in downtown Ottawa on December 3rd.

It’s time again for Ottawa’s information professionals to come together to enjoy food, merriment and one another’s good company at the social event of the year! As holiday madness begins to take over, you’ll want to take a few hours to relax with old friends, meet new people, see some interesting architecture, and learn more about international librarianship – all this in one place on one night!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the historically significant architecture of the Army Officers Mess, one of the few remaining late 19th century city mansions in Centretown. The building boasts terra-cotta panels, ornamental brickwork, a well-preserved fish-scale pattern slate roof, and a large projecting circular conservatory. It’s a living archive to delight the historical fancy of any information professional.

The evening will include a presentation by representatives of the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) on their work with the Adopt a Library program. CODE works with local organization throughout the developing world to empower children to learn. Their programs suport libraries and teacher training as well as national and local book publshing in more than 17 languages in Africa and the Caribbean. (Learn more - http://www.codecan.org/en/code)

Dress Code:
Please note that there is a dress code for the Army Officers Mess. Business suit or jacket with necktie for men; dress suit or pant suit for women.

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Army Officers Mess, 149 Somerset St. W (map)


  • CLA and LANCR Members - $20
  • Non-members - $30
  • CLA Student Members - $10
  • Student non-members - $15

There is some parking available.

Please RSVP, by Monday, December 1, 2008 to rsvp@caslisottawa.on.ca.

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