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  • Colorful picture of people conversing, with different shape bubbles above their heads

    Wednesdays, Sep 27, 2023 - Dec 20, 2023
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

    September 13th- December 20th

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome in this free program.

  • Open book on a table

    Thursdays, Sep 28, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books.

  • Tuesdays, Oct 17, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Pack your bags and prepare for the first chapter in a tour around the world! Joins us every third Tuesday until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you pick up a copy of September's title, you will receive a Traveler's Guide to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meet-ups.

    At every meeting you attend, you will get your "passport" stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

  • Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 7:00pm
    0 minutes

    For National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, the Ottawa Public Library in partnership with the National Arts Centre, will be hosting a one man play called "Bloodline", written by elder Albert Dumont and Co-creator, writer and musician Phil Jenkins.

    This one-person play, “Bloodline”, examines Indian Act harms. Using autobiography, poetry and photography, Albert tells the story of how the Indian Act shaped not only his own life, but the lives of his parents and grandparents.

    Elder Albert Dumont, an Algonquin poet, storyteller and artist has been named the City of Ottawa's next English-language poet laureate in 2021.

    Phil Jenkins is a local renowned historian, author, columnist, lecturer, musician & songwriter will explore the musical & visual arts and architectural.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 23, 2023
    11:15am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers together with their parents or caregivers.

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023
    11:30am
    30 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

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

  • Image of coffee cup and playing cards

    Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023
    12:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for a social hour of conversation, cards, games and coffee.  Drop in.

  • Monday Sep 25, 2023 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore their current banking or shopping habits, learn how to safely shop and bank online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.  

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Dec 18, 2023
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Mondays, Sep 25, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Baby playgroups are facilitated by Early Childhood Educators with early learning activities for babies and a chance for caregivers to network and share experiences.   A partnership between the Early On Family and Child Centre and the Library. 

    Ages 0-18 months.  Drop in Program.