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  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Drop in to our branch during the day and exchange puzzles with other members of our community.

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! 

    If you are ready to let go of some gently used puzzles ahead of time, please drop them off at the desk on the 2nd floor starting June 12th during opening hours. This will help us prepare for the big day!

  • computer, notebook and camera on a desk

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show you how to make a hard copy book using the on-line service, Photobook Canada. You can completely customize the arrangement of your photos, backgrounds, frames, embellishments, etc. A great way to preserve memories of family events or travel!

    Saturday June 15, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Using a hammer and fresh leaves and flowers, you will create beautiful cards and bookmarks.  All materials will be supplied OR bring your own foliage if you have a favorite.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Registration opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am

    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! 

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control! Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursday Jun 20, 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!

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of lettering.  Create beautiful, fun, and elegant hand lettering with the use of brush, crayola and sharpie markers.