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  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • End table with book.

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Books

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows beginners the basics of using the Chromebook: the keyboard, using the trackpad, the ports on the Chromebook and how to connect to the Internet.

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want.