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  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 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 issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • poster for The Green Knight

    Tuesday Apr 16, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for our green selection for the Month of Colors with a free screening of The Green Knight. The film was directed by David Lowery and was released in 2021. 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. 130 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • english

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Practice your English as a 2nd language in a conversational, relaxed environment. 

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Practice English and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    Margaret is an accredited teacher of English as a Second Language with more than 8 years experience in teaching adults who are new to Canada. Margaret endeavours to assist English learners strengthen their language skills through engaging conversations and discussions of some of the practical and cultural intricacies of living in Canada. 

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Drop in and practice your English through social conversation and fun group activities. All languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

  • National Canadian Film Day 2024

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 3:30am
    105 minutes

    Twenty-five years after starring in the hit 90s film Smoke Signals, Cody Lightning directs and stars in this uproarious mockumentary about a fictionalized version of himself attempting to make a sequel. When a mysterious fan offers a full budget for the film, Cody jumps at the chance, promising the full participation of the original cast. The only thing standing in his way is the small fact that the entire original cast hates him. A refreshing and occasionally raunchy comedy, this charming underdog story is a great movie about how to make a terrible one. 2023. 102 min. English with French subtitles.

    Vingt-cinq ans après avoir joué dans le film à succès des années 90, Le secret des cendres (Smoke Signals), Cody Lightning réalise et joue dans ce faux documentaire hilarant qui raconte la tentative d'une version fictive de lui-même qui veut tourner une suite au film. Lorsqu'un mystérieux fan lui offre la totalité du budget pour le film, Cody saute sur l'occasion, promettant la participation totale de la distribution originale. La seule chose qui lui barre la route est le fait que toute la distribution originale du film le déteste. Cette comédie rafraîchissante et parfois grinçante, qui raconte l'histoire d'un anti-héros, est un excellent film sur comment faire un mauvais film. 2023. 102 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français.

  • A hand holding a bill surrounded by coins of various denominations

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

    The Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be offering free tax clinics in English on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Before arriving at the free tax clinics, you must verify whether you meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s eligibility criteria and ensure to bring the appropriate documentation with you. Our volunteers will not process self-employment or business taxes. 

    Click on the "View full schedule" button on the right of the screen to see when the clinics will be offered.