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  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

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

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding
  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and controllers

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for gardening club! Learn how to start seedlings and gather information on the best way to start your garden from fellow gardeners. Come for coffee, tea, great gardening conversations and free resources to start your garden along with the opportunity to share and swap seeds and plants. All are welcome, and no experience necessary!

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 11:00am
    180 minutes

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn about Canadian workplace culture and how you can break into the Canadian Job Market. 

    Newcomers program.

    Please register online. 

  • Books

    Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "The It Girl" by Ruth Ware.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come and share your writing and participate in guided writing activities with other writers in the neighborhood. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. 

  • Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, July 22, 2024 - 10:00am

    Discover the technique of Iris Folding, an art form originating from Holland. Create intricate designs using folded paper strips that result in a central pattern resembling the iris of an eye or camera lens. No prior experience required; all materials will be supplied for you. 

  • Mondays, Aug 12, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month

    Drop-in