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  • Cover book Animal Farm, Crows and pig mask

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park for a new program and unique opportunity to experience George Orwell's classic book "Animal Farm".

    In a group setting moderated by playwright and teacher Maeve Damico, participants will select one of 16 characters from Animal Farm.  Together the group will read their lines to experience the story in a new way.  The script will be sent in advance after registration.

    This is not about acting or public speaking. In fact, no experience or rehearsals are necessary.  It is a 2 hour event, including a break. 

    Adult.  English. Registration is required as there is limited space.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for an afternoon where we walk you through the craft of making Teacup Succulents. All supplies will be provided, no experience needed!

    If you have your own teacup, mug or container you would prefer to home your succulent in, please feel free to bring it along. 

    Date: Tuesday 28th of May, 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 

    Please note: registration is required.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • poster for Aftersun

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Aftersun as part of our Fathers and Daughters theme in May. The film was directed by Charlotte Wells and was released in 2022. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 101 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Are you ready to start your garden chores?

    Please join us for the  Garden info session  by Judith Cox. Judith is a president of Stittstville Goulbourn Holticultural Society and a Master Gardener.

    A  new gardener or an experienced one just bring  your questions and concerns and Judith will be happy to answer them or share her experience with you.

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Combine basic drawing strokes into easy-to-learn pattern combinations that inspire creativity, relaxation and meditation.

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Do you love to cook? Connect with other food enthusiasts and level up your cooking skills over great discussions. We will look at new and popular cookbooks together and share recipes that we have tried. 

  • Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join this 1-hour hands-on session to learn how to use viewing resources provided by the Ottawa Public Library.

    Discover how to access resources like Kanopy, Hoopla, and National Film Board Campus with your library card!

    Register to ensure your spot.

    The program will be held in the computer lab on the lower level of the Nepean Centrepointe library.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, May 29, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome!