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  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    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.

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Dickinson Reads

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and respected. Everyone is welcome!​

  • Wednesday May 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Canada, A Portrait in Letters by Charlotte Gray.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.           

  • Book Club

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    3:00pm
    75 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere in person, in the afternoon.  This group meets every second Wednesday of the month (September to June) See link below for this year's selections:

    September 13: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

    October 11: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

    November 8: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    December 13: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

    January 10: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

    February 14: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    March 13: Lady Byron & Her Daughters by Julia Markus

    April 10: Bluebird by Genevieve Graham

    May 8: This Other Eden by Paul Harding

    June 12: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in A Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding
  • Young child doing science experiment

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Stories and activities that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.​

    ​For a child aged 3-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required.

    Please only reserve a spot for each child attending.  

  • Thursday May 09, 2024 at 4:15pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 7-12 years old. Let's do some paper craft engineering and a not-so-engineering craft too! Join us after school. 

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    6:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • How to Secure a Home Wireless Network

    Thursday May 09, 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.