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  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. 

    Join us in making a simple pointillism picture.  Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to try your hand at making your own.

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:30am
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, how many cores in the processor, Intel or AMD processor, size of storage, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory… Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

     

  • joined hands

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The Caregivers Death Café is for anyone who is currently, or who has ever been, in a caregiving role. Providing care to someone who is sick or facing death can often greatly impact the caregiver’s relationship with their own mortality. This Death Café gives caregivers the chance to openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences around dying, death, grief, and loss.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés at various locations and with various themes. Check out the OPL website for other cafés.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control!

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come and enjoy photos shown on a big screen, and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province.  Highlights include Viking settlement in L'anse aux meadows, Fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, and icebergs.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club. 

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 10:00am

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails... Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backing them up. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, and computer issues.  

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Éteignez tout et la vie s'allume par Marc Levy