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  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 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 23, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 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 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 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

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

  • poster for Yellow Sky

    Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for our yellow selection for the Month of Colors with a free screening of Yellow Sky. The film was directed by Wiiliam A. Wellman and was released in 1948. 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. 98 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • english

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

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

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    10 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 23, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    8 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 23, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

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

  • Wednesday Apr 24, 2024 at 6:30pm
    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.

    We will be discussing "Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World" by Irene Vallejo.

    IRENE VALLEJO

    Irene Vallejo earned her European Doctorate from the Universities of Zaragoza and Florence. Papyrus was awarded the National Essay Prize, the Critical Eye Prize for Narrative and the Bookstore Recommendation Award, and will be published in thirty countries. She is a regular columnist for El País and Heraldo de Aragón, and is the author of two children’s books, two novels, and three collections of essays, articles, and short fiction.

    PAPYRUS

    Long before books were mass-produced, scrolls hand copied on reeds pulled from the Nile were the treasures of the ancient world. Emperors and Pharaohs were so determined to possess them that they dispatched emissaries to the edges of the earth to bring them back.

    Papyrus, traces the dramatic history of the book and the fight for its survival. This is the story of the book’s journey from oral tradition to scrolls to codices, and how that transition laid the very foundation of Western culture. And it is a story full of heroic adventures, bloodshed and megalomania – from the battlefields of Alexander the Great and the palaces of Cleopatra to the libraries of war-torn Sarajevo and Oxford.

  • Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024