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  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Bring some plants… take some plants!

    Chat with other avid gardeners and pick up a few books.

    Amenez vos plantes et repartez avec d'autres variétés!

    Partagez vos connaisances avec d'autres jardiniers et ramassez quelques livres

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    135 minutes

    Celebrate "May the 4th Be With You" with a screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. 

    Rated PG.

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    Sundays, May 05, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, May 06, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join author Michael F. Stewart for an evening of shared writing, support, and constructive criticism from peers. No experience necessary, all forms of writing welcome.

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    January 8 - The Trees by Percival Everett (US) 

    February 5 - The Magician by Colm Toibin (Irish)

    March 4 - The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefiore (non-fiction)

    April 8 - White Noise by Don DeLillo (US)

    May 6 - What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (Canadian, Giller) 

  • Open book

    Tuesdays, May 07, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    7 May, 2024:  Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

    4 June, 2024: State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

  • poster for Toni Erdmann

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Toni Erdmann as part of our Fathers and Daughters theme in May. The film was directed by Maren Ade and was released in 2016. 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. 162 minutes. In German, English and Romanian, with English subtitles.

  • Dickinson Reads

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and respected. Everyone is welcome!​

  • Wednesday May 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Canada, A Portrait in Letters by Charlotte Gray.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.           

  • Book Club

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    3:00pm
    75 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere in person, in the afternoon.  This group meets every second Wednesday of the month (September to June) See link below for this year's selections:

    September 13: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

    October 11: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

    November 8: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    December 13: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

    January 10: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

    February 14: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    March 13: Lady Byron & Her Daughters by Julia Markus

    April 10: Bluebird by Genevieve Graham

    May 8: This Other Eden by Paul Harding

    June 12: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in A Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox