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Online for you! In this period of social distancing, Ottawa Public Library offers you content for leisure and learning…at the tip of your fingertips. Isolation does not equal boredom – and we can help you answer the question: What can I do today? Creative activities, wellness tips, literary and cultural gems, learning tools, and much more – we’ve got lots to inspire, encourage, and entertain you during this period of social distancing. Discover OPL’s amazing online content that will help you make the most of this time out.

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  • Hands holding coffee cups

    At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to discuss death.  Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people...

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    Friday May 28, 2021 at 12:30pm

  • Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

    You can grow vegetables here and there and anywhere! Join Master Gardener Judith Cox for an introduction to vegetable gardening.  

    A Master Gardener since...

    Online

    Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

    Involving children in the garden will not only give you joy but will also give them a new look at the world.  As an honorary...

    Online

    Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

    Are you tired of weeding, mowing, watering your lawn?  Have you considered going grassless?  Master Gardener Julianne Labreche decided to remove the turf grass from...

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    Wednesday Jun 2, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

    If you live in a place where you don’t have any regular garden beds, such as an apartment or condo, containers are the way to...

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    Wednesday Jun 9, 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

    Le jardinage en contentants est un moyen d’avoir un jardin même si vous avez peu d’espace (p.ex. sur un balcon).  Il est aussi une façon...

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    Wednesday Jun 16, 2021 at 12:00pm