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  • Wednesday May 10, 2023 at 11:30am

    Learning objectives: ​

    • Understand that, as a member of the healthiest and longest-living population ever, government payments are not enough to fund retirement. ​
    • Learn how to become proactive and start retirement planning early. ​
    • Discover the benefits of using government tax deferral/saving opportunities, participating in company pension plans and including non-registered investments as part of a retirement plan. 
  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Wednesday May 10, 2023 at 1:00pm

    On the eve of May Day 1898, Lady Aberdeen summoned the daughters of Ottawa's "finest families" and challenged them to make it their mission to help others; to carry their talents and concerns forth into the world under the banner of service.

    Thus was born the May Court Club: an organization that answered Lady Aberdeen's call admirably. For over a century, the Club's members fought tuberculosis and provided care and support to those in need.

    Come hear Nancy Pyper, former president of the May Court Club of Ottawa, recall the remarkable legacy of this organization. 

  • books; glasses
    Wednesday May 10, 2023 at 1:30pm

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr and The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys.   Discussion held in English  Drop-In.           

  • Thursday May 11, 2023 at 1:30pm

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

    May 11 book: Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui.

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Thursday May 11, 2023 at 5:30pm

    Venez nous joindre pour le visionnement du film Incendies. Ce film a paru en 2010 et il a été réalisé par Denis Villeneuve. Le visionnement débutera à 17h30 et c’est un visionnement gratuit. Veuillez noter : Ce film est destiné pour un public mature. Le film a une durée de 130 minutes. En français et en arabe, avec sous-titres en français.

    Join us for a showing of the film Incendies. This film was released in 2010 and was directed by Denis Villeneuve. This free showing will begin at 5:30PM. Please note: This film is for a mature audience. 130 minute run time. In French and Arabic, with French subtitles.

  • Friday May 12, 2023 at 11:00am

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Stach of books
    Monday May 15, 2023 at 1:30pm

    Join us as we discuss " The Clockmaker's Daughter" by Kate Morton.  All are welcome, copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Branch service hub.

  • Infusions Littéraires
    Monday May 15, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Joignez-vous à nous pour une discussion de « Les hirondelles de Kaboul » de Yasmina Khadra  de 14h à 15h.

    Cette séance est un millieu sans parfum.

  • Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will transform a tin can into art using paint, napkins and decoupage.  All materials will be provided.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality gear
    Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 3:30pm

    Drop by to play some Virtual Reality games on our single-player Oculus Rift system!

    Choose from a menu of available games or virtual worlds to explore and sign up for 10-minute time-slots to play. Explore the ocean or mountains, defend your castle from attack, test your agility with Fruit Ninja or soccer heading, fly as an eagle, walk through the eerie world of Salvador Dali's surreal paintings, and more!

    Ages: 11 and up (VR headset size does not allow for younger/smaller players)