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  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Join us for a celebration of gardens! We will be reading a  picture book, planting a mini-garden to take home and doing a plant related craft.

    Registration required.

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    Sundays, May 05, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    5 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! 

  • Mondays, May 06, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

  • Babytime

    Mondays, May 06, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    11:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • Mondays, May 06, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 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 May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!

  • Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos.  The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleands Photo Club.

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    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) 

  • Open book

    Tuesdays, May 07, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    7 May, 2024:  Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

    4 June, 2024: State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will embroider a corner bookmark to take home!  All supplies are provided.