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  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ feature documentary Someone Like Me, Drake, a young gay man from Uganda, leaves behind everything he knows to attain the universal freedoms everyone deserves: to be who he is and love whomever he chooses without fear of discrimination, persecution, or violence. A group of queer strangers unite to resettle Drake in Vancouver, but they are tasked with a year-long commitment to someone they’ve never met, and struggle with the challenging conditions of this support. Together, Drake and his sponsors embark on an emotional journey in search of personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.

    Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
    2021 | 80 min | English with English subtitles

    Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada

  • Graphic of people talking

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    3:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Nous avons un seul groupe de conversation pour tous les niveaux pendant mai et juin.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    We will be hosting one conversation group for all levels during May and June. 

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • 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 titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    June Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    June's book club meeting will be a walking tour around Old Ottawa South! This 2 km walk is wheelchair accessible and will start and finish at the Sunnyside Branch. 

    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.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • End table with book.

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.