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  • Open book

    Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Apr 02, 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

    June pick to be discussed.

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

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Apr 02, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​

    Feel free to ask staff for more information. All are welcome.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then come and meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month we will follow a theme and select cookbooks from that theme. We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

  • Picture of a robber coming out of a computer

    Tuesday Mar 05, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Mar 05, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • wool used to knit

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.  

  • Book Banter

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    September 2023 - June 2024 Selections

    SEPT 6
    The Splendid and The Vile - Erik Larson

    OCT 4
    Rules of Civility - Amor Towles

    NOV 1
    The Company We Keep - Frances Itani

    DEC 6
    The Island of Missing Trees - Elif Shafak

    Jan 3
    Fight Night - Miriam Toews

    FEB 7
    The Lincoln Highway - Amor Towles

    MARCH 6
    The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

    APRIL 3
    Permanent Astonishment - Tomson Highway

    MAY 1
    The Searcher - Tana French

    JUNE 5
    The Girl in His Shadow - Audrey Blake

     

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Mar 06, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create art in good company. 

    This series is perfect for aspiring artists, crafters who are in a rut, and anyone who suspects that a creative habit would be good for their soul. 

    We will explore our creativity using art prompts from Creativebug.

    All supplies will be provided.

  • poster for little shop of horrors

    Wednesday Mar 06, 2024 at 6:30pm
    180 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.