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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 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.

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting, crochet, or other fibre project and share tips, patterns, and conversation with fellow enthusiasts! Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Drop-in every second Tuesday of the month between 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    December 12th, January 9th, February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th. 

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Première enquête de Maigret par Georges Simenon.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Adults are welcome to join us for a cozy paint night. Follow our step-by-step instructions and create a work of art that you can be proud of. The art work will measure 12.5"x9.2" in size and all supplies will be provided. Come in and have fun! Painting is beginner friendly. 

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursday May 16, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our discussion on TBD. All are welcome!

  • Saturdays, May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
    10:00am
    420 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Spring Plant Swap

    Stittsville Branch, 1637 Stittsville Main

    May 18th & 19th from 10-5

    Chat with other avid gardeners, pick up a few books, and swap some of your plants for ours!

  • Banner reading "Dried Flower Suncatchers at the Beaverbrook Branch"

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Celebrate sunny days ahead by hanging a kaleidoscope of natural materials in your window. Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for a beautiful craft, calm atmosphere, and good conversation. 

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    Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 5:30pm
    60 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.

    Author Viveca Sten will be in attendance.

  • 3 seedings in brown pots in a row

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Did you start too many seedlings?
    Have some extra perennials or houseplants?

    Bring them to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch Spring Plant Swap and take some other plants home!

    Weather permitting, we'll be set up outside of the branch near the main entrance. 

    Please don't forget to clearly label your plants. 

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Agents, editors, and professors of creative writing make a big deal about point of view (POV). As well, different POVs sound and feel different to the reader, POV comes in different flavors: first person, second person, third person limited, omniscient, objective; and different cases: past and present; and different depths. Furthermore, you can use different POVs in different sections of a story to achieve different effects. Deft management of POV in your stories will make your writing more professional and more appealing to readers.