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  • 3 seedings in brown pots in a row

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Did you start too many seedlings?
    Have some extra perennials or houseplants?

    Bring them to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch Spring Plant Swap and take some other plants home!

    Weather permitting, we'll be set up outside of the branch near the main entrance. 

    Please don't forget to clearly label your plants. 

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Agents, editors, and professors of creative writing make a big deal about point of view (POV). As well, different POVs sound and feel different to the reader, POV comes in different flavors: first person, second person, third person limited, omniscient, objective; and different cases: past and present; and different depths. Furthermore, you can use different POVs in different sections of a story to achieve different effects. Deft management of POV in your stories will make your writing more professional and more appealing to readers.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create your own magnets and bookmarks using bottle caps and images from paper, photographs, and fabric.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Discover South America with Rachel Lalonde from CAA Orleans. From the Venezuela to Cape Horn, Rachel will be your guide through the hottest new travel trends, essential flight information, and must-know documentation details.

    Open to all who love to travel (or just dream of it!)

    Register Online

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a viewing of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Ottawa Public Library.

    Film synopsis: "Yuta Okkotsu is haunted by the spirit of his childhood friend Rika, who died in a tragic traffic accident. Her spirit no longer appears as the sweet girl he called his beloved. Instead, her spirit has been cursed and she manifests as a monstrous entity who protects him against his will. Unable to control Rika's immense power, Yuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed caused by his curse. As a result, Yuta is apprehended by Jujutsu Sorcerers, secret guardians of the world who are trained to combat Cursed Spirits like Rika. Yuta wishes to die in complete isolation so no one else can get hurt, but Satoru Gojo offers him a different path."

    Popcorn will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks too!

    105 min. English with subtitles. PG-13.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Asian Heritage Month

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a journey of love and tragedy with the Ottawa Public Library as we present Butterfly Lovers, a captivating Chinese legend performed by the Mengwei Yue Opera Studio. Experience the allure of Yue Opera, as graceful movements and operatic voices bring the tale of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai to life. This special occasion also features an English narrator to guide you through the story, followed by an interactive discussion. 

    Join us for an hour of unforgettable experience celebrating the magic of storytelling and Chinese heritage during Asian Heritage Month.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • four people with speech bubbles

    Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    12:00pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. A facilitator will be there to lead the group.

    Drop in program

  • People conversing

    Mondays, May 27, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join our English conversation group! All levels are welcome. Free. Drop-in. 

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais ! Les personnes de tous les niveaux sont les bienvenues. Gratuit. Inscription non-requise.