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  • Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine in a four-session workshop. Craft your own drawstring bag and fabric bucket.

     Registration Required. Spaces limited to 4.

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    Sundays, Mar 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

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    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 07, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Each day from Monday, March 4 to Thursday, March 7 at 10 am, the Main Branch of OPL will be screening the Canada Reads debates live on CBC Books.

    The event will take place in Room 117 on the first floor from Monday to Wednesday and in the auditorium in the basement on Thursday.  

    2024 contenders:

    Athlete and CBC Sports contributor Dallas Soonias champions Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

    Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi champions Denison Avenue by Christina Wong & Daniel Innes

    Fashion influencer Mirian Njoh champions Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

    Actor Kudakwashe Rutendo champions Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji

    Author Heather O'Neill champions The Future by Catherine Leroux, translated by Susan Ouriou

    For more information about the books and their champions, click here.

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join author Michael F. Stewart for an evening of shared writing, support, and constructive criticism from peers. No experience necessary, all forms of writing welcome.

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    Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Thrilla Thursdays are back! Except they are on Monday. But it's still Korean films so that's good. Some revisits and a couple new ones.

    Join us for a free screening of Burning. The film was directed by Lee Chang-dong and was released in 2018. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 148 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for an evening of mandala dot painting where we will create a beautiful canvas. 

    All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.

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    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - May 06, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    January 8 - The Trees by Percival Everett (US) 

    February 5 - The Magician by Colm Toibin (Irish)

    March 4 - The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefiore (non-fiction)

    April 8 - White Noise by Don DeLillo (US)

    May 6 - What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (Canadian, Giller) 

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us every second week on Tuesday mornings for a fun and relaxing session of adult coloring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

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    Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.