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  • four people with speech bubbles

    Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome. / Pratiquez vos habilités de conversation en anglais dans une ambiance décontractée et amicale. Pour tous les niveaux.

    Language learning online resources / Ressources en ligne pour l'apprentisage des langues

  • photo of solar eclipse and photo of northern lights

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    The Solar Eclipse and the Northern Lights; two of nature's most striking phenomena...and this April is the best time to see both! 

    Most remarkably, Southern Ontario's only total solar eclipse in our lifetime will take place.

    Come listen to adventurer Andrew Macklin explain the background science and share insights on how to best view them near Ottawa.

  • close up of a pile of books

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join our interactive session to learn how to write compelling scenes for your stories. We’ll discuss how to leverage key elements such as conflict, goals, agency, and change to maximize the reader’s empathy with your characters. Whether you’re writing short stories or an epic novel, you’ll leave with practical tools and techniques for planning, writing, and editing your scenes.  

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    An introduction to the topic of organic gardening, with a focus on growing food.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine in a four-session workshop. Craft your own drawstring bag and fabric bucket.

     Registration Required. Spaces limited to 4.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Mar 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    7 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, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

  • canada reads text beside CBC logo

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 07, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Each day from Monday, March 4 to Thursday, March 7 at 10 am, the Main Branch of OPL will be screening the Canada Reads debates live on CBC Books.

    The event will take place in Room 117 on the first floor from Monday to Wednesday and in the auditorium in the basement on Thursday.  

    2024 contenders:

    Athlete and CBC Sports contributor Dallas Soonias champions Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

    Former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi champions Denison Avenue by Christina Wong & Daniel Innes

    Fashion influencer Mirian Njoh champions Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune

    Actor Kudakwashe Rutendo champions Shut Up You're Pretty by Téa Mutonji

    Author Heather O'Neill champions The Future by Catherine Leroux, translated by Susan Ouriou

    For more information about the books and their champions, click here.

  • Image of coffee cup and playing cards

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Mar 25, 2024
    12:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for coffee, cards, games and conversation in a casual setting.  In partnership with NCROC.

    Drop In.