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  • Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills? All levels are welcome.

    Join our free English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (no conversation group on April 17)

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais? Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais! C'est gratuit!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Tous les mercredis soirs de 18h30-19h30 (sauf le 17 avril)

  • Green lightsaber on black background

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    In this Mathieu Fournier documentary on the first viral phenomenon of the digital age, Ghyslain Raza ("the Star Wars Kid") breaks his silence and reflects on his story for the first time. In doing so, he also explores our collective experience living in an online world in which we have to make peace with our digital shadows.

    2022. 1 h 19 min. In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of the National Film Board.

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    Dans ce documentaire de Mathieu Fournier, Ghyslain Raza, le « Star Wars Kid », sort du silence afin de réfléchir à notre soif de contenu et au droit à l’oubli à l’ère numérique.

    2022. 1 h 19 min. En français avec sous-titres anglais. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Open book on a white blanket on the grass, with coffee and a pastry

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Nos dernières sessions avant la pause d'été! Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.

    Quand vous vous inscrivez, nous vous réservons une copie du livre - pas besoin de le commander vous-même, à moins que vous préférez apprécier le titre dans un autre format. Au plaisir de vous voir!

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours!

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked.

    And best of all, it can be done for free!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

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

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesday Apr 24, 2024 at 6:30pm
     minutes

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    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - May 15, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    2024 will be one of the most consequential years in the history of democracy. Elections have been or will be held in many countries ranging in size and power from El Salvador to India. The decisions of voters will determine whether the worldwide growth in authoritarianism over the past twenty years will continue or democracy will begin to make a comeback.

    The US Presidential and Congressional elections on Tuesday November 5 stand out as an especially critical democratic moment for two reasons: first because they will be a supreme test of American democracy; and second because they will send a powerful message to the rest of the world, including the dictatorships and wannabe dictatorships.

    The group will discuss the background and issues of Democracy on Trial and week by week follow the important democratic events and developments of 2024.

    Mr. Robert Miller will lead the discussion. He is the author of Canada and Democratic Development and, prior to his retirement, served as President and CEO of the Parliamentary Centre, Canada’s leading institution promoting and supporting international democratic development.

    Session #1 Wednesday, April 3: Is History Repeating Itself?

    Session #2, Wednesday April 10: Democratic Fatigue and the Appeal of the Strong Man

    Session #3, Wednesday, April 17: Big Countries and Small: The Cases of El Salvador and Rwanda, Russia and India

    Session # 4, Wednesday, April 24: The Fire Next Door: The Authoritarian Impulse in the United States

    Session #5, Wednesday, May 1: Donald Trump and the Invention of Trumpism

    Session #6, Wednesday, May 8: Can it Happen Here? If Trump wins, is Canada next? A discussion with John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail columnist and one of Canada’s leading authors on politics and public affairs.

    Registration recommended.   

  • french conversation group

    Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
     

  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 10:30am
    0 minutes

    Social Hour: Last Thursday of the month, 10:30am. Join your neighbors and have a chat over a coffee and or a crossword. Bring your own mug!

    Heure Sociale : Dernier jeudi du mois, 10h30am. Venez rencontrer et discuter avec vos voisins, autour d'un café et ou des mots croisés. Apportez votre propre tasse !