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  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected non-fiction titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    April title: The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Books

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Photo of a number of people's hands joined together and encircling a red heart in the centre

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 12:00pm
    180 minutes

    Stop by our Social Services table and chat with staff from the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre (May 21st) and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (June 18th). Learn about the various services offered by the health/resource centres and ask your questions about resources for free community programs, mental and physical health, parenting, housing, employment and more!

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows beginners the basics of using the Chromebook: the keyboard, using the trackpad, the ports on the Chromebook and how to connect to the Internet.

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    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    Irena Karafilly will talk about her book "Arrested Song"

    Calliope Adham – young, strong-willed, and recently widowed – is schoolmistress in the village of Molyvos when Hitler’s army invades Greece in 1941. Well-read and linguistically gifted, she is recruited by the Germans to act as their liaison officer. It is the beginning of a personal and national saga that will last for several decades.

  • poster for Tár

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Tár as part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft. The film was directed by Todd Field 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. 158 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Adults are invited to join us in making their own cards. Make greeting cards for your loved ones for any occasion. Supplies are provided but feel free to also bring your own. All skill levels are welcome. Come along and have fun! 

  • Manotick United Church

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
     minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all.

    This workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout.

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.