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  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Come and create an Upcycled Feather out of old denim.  These feathers can be used as bookmarks, or grouped together for an art piece.

    Supplies for Two feathers will be provided.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, music, and refreshments!

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    This workshop, presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD)  is to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including:

    palliative care

    treatment options

    Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD

    The workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.  

    Adult, English event.  Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.

  • 2 kids sitting under a tree, silhouette with vibrant sky

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us as we kickoff the 2023-2024 RP Rebel Readers Bookclub at Rockcliffe Park.  For the first meeting our book is "Children of the Fox" by Kevin Sands.

    Click here to place a hold for Children of the Fox for the physical book, eBook or audiobook.

    This bookclub is for kids ages 9-12 and will be in English.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    For our first meeting on 26 Sept at 4:00PM, bring at least one suggestion of a book to suggest to the group to read.  We will create our list of books for the remaining meetings.  

    We will meet once a month, on a Tuesday from 4-5PM on these dates:  You can click the link on the book titles below to place a hold.

    26 Sept, 2023

    24 Oct, 2023

    28 Nov, 2023

    19  Dec, 2023

    23 Jan, 2024 : The School of Good and Evil - book 1

    20 Feb, 2024 : The Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell - book 1

    26 Mar, 2024 : Keeper of Lost Cities - book 1

    23 April, 2024: The Revenge of Magic - book 1

    21 May, 2024 :The Blackthorn Key - book 1

    June date to be determined

  • books with headphones ocean fish

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Listen to a curated list of podcast episodes (see list and links below) on a particular topic or theme and then we meet at the Rockcliffe Park branch for a moderated discussion led by Heather Goldik.

    It’s the perfect discussion for time-starved folks. No long books to read! Listen to the podcasts while you commute, do chores or go for a walk. Listening to podcasts is such a great way to learn something new and then further reinforce that knowledge by discussing with others.

    This month's theme is Oceans!

    In April we’ll be diving deep into the history of the oceans, its animal life and sounds and conservation.

    1) Podcast: BBC History Extra

    Episode: How Oceans Shaped Human Civilization (25 minutes)

    Physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski discusses the impact of oceans on human civilisations through history, from providing food to connecting trade routes. Plus, she explores how our relationship with the oceans has changed throughout the ages.

    2) Podcast: NPR Ted Radio Hour

    Episode: An SOS From the Ocean (48 minutes)

    For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food… but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save our planet.

    3) Podcast: Overheard at National Geographic

    Episode: She sails the seas without maps or compasses (35minutes)

    A Hawaiian navigator describes how she sails the seas without maps or modern instruments to keep Polynesian wayfinding traditions alive.

    4) Podcast: Twenty Thousand Hertz

    Episode: 20,000 DBS Under the Sea (26 minutes)

    71% of the Earth is covered by water. And most of us imagine it to be a serene, almost silent world. But why should we have all the fun up here? Discover what sound is like just below the surface and all the way down to the ocean’s depths. And see how mankind might be making it unpleasant for everyone and everything that calls the oceans home.

    About Heather

    Heather has worked in libraries for over 15 years. As Adult Service Coordinator at the Nelson Public Library in BC—and inspired by her love of learning through books, podcasts, and conversation — Heather started a podcast club. Now living in the Ottawa area, Heather is happy to be sharing her interests with Rockcliffe Park.  This is her second podcast club event at Rockcliffe Park.

  • end of life

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Options de fin de vie (y compris l’aide médicale à mourir) vise à fournir de l’information sur les options offertes pour atténuer ou faire cesser les souffrances en fin de vie, dont les soins palliatifs, les options de traitement et l’aide médicale à mourir (AMM). On y abordera la législation actuelle en matière d’AMM, le processus pour la demander en Ontario et l’expérience pour les proches.

  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Make your own Dahlia Paper Wreath. We will upcycle pages from a book for our petals which will produce a stunning end result. The finished wreath is approximately 22 inches in diameter. All supplies are provided.

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.