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  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    “Show, don’t tell” is well-known advice in the writing world, but it’s often misunderstood. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the concepts of ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ to understand when to use each effectively, since good writing balances both. We’ll discuss common pitfalls with ‘telling’ and demonstrate practical techniques to ‘show’ more, creating a more immersive reader experience. After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to show like a pro and tell really well.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from a river cruise that included, Prague, various stops in Germany and Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary. There is a side trip to the Danube Gorge.

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. 

    Join us in making a simple pointillism picture.  Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to try your hand at making your own.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, music, and refreshments!

  • pansy

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

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    Join us for an afternoon of crafting.  Participants will experiment with using fresh flowers to create art.  Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, how many cores in the processor, Intel or AMD processor, size of storage, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory… Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

     

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.