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  • Poetry month
    Saturday Apr 8, 2023 at 1:00pm

    Using figures of speech and other simple literary techniques, learn to develop your writing skills.

    Stimulate your imagination with a series of visual prompts to create original and lively works. With a few tools and strategies of the craft, discover the joys of writing poetry.

    This workshop promotes the development of rich, colourful and personal work. No steadfast rules, no competition, just fun for everyone!

    For adults and teens ages 15+. 

    About the presenter: 

    Michèle Vinet, guest of honour at the 2021 Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais, is an award-winning author. She has published three novels in French (Prise de parole) that have gleaned seven nominations and three awards: le prix Trillium, le prix Émile-Ollivier (Conseil supérieur de la langue française) and le prix littéraire Le Droit. She has also published poetry in English, Tendrils (BookLand Press). Her novel Le malaimant (L’Interligne), published in 2021, was finalist to the Trillium Book Award and is the winner of the City of Ottawa Book Award 2022. JAZ, her next novel will be out in September 2023.

    The author offers creative writing workshops to the public as well as for the Ottawa Public Library, in schools and universities, community centres, in the penitentiary system, in the field of mental health and Amnesty International.

    Her work is the subject of interviews, articles, signings, book fairs, videos, podcasts and various literary presentations.

  • Wednesday Mar 29, 2023 at 10:30am / until May 24, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. For families. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise. Pour les familles. 

  • Wednesday Mar 29, 2023 at 11:30am / until May 17, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0-18 months and a parent or caregiver.  Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0-18 mois et un parent ou gardien.  Programme à portes-ouvertes. 

  • Wednesday Mar 29, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Mar 30, 2023

    Do you have a modest income and/or a simple tax situation? 

    Our community volunteer may be able to take care of your tax return this year! (Click here to check your eligibility before dropping by (scroll down and click the Eligibility Criteria drop down to view the full list).

    Elmvale Acres will be offering free English tax clinics that will operate on a first come, first served basis. Add your name to the day's list at the front desk. Expect appointments to run about 45 minutes. Please note that partners looking to get their taxes done together will need the time of two appointments (90 minutes). You do not need a library membership card to attend a tax clinic (though we'd love to get you set up with one while you wait, or after your taxes have been filed!) 

    Any questions can be directly emailed to Celia. 

    Our first clinic is Wednesday, March 29, with more to follow throughout March and April. Click on the "View full schedule" link to the right to see dates and times offered. 

    **Our volunteers will not be processing self-employed or business taxes - simple returns only. They may refuse anyone that does not meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Thursday Mar 30, 2023 at 5:00pm

    Create and build with blocks!​

    -Drop-in Program​ 

    -Family Program

    Architectes en herbe, à vos blocs!​

    -Programme portes ouvertes​

    -Programme familial

  • Wednesday Apr 5, 2023 at 3:30pm / until Jun 14, 2023

    Looking to keep your mind sharp while socializing and having fun? 

    Come and join Oakpark Retirement Community's Josh Dubovie, for a FREE brain workout!

    You will have access to:

    - Wordle

    - Memory Training Games

    - Mind Bending Word Puzzles

    - FREE giveaways at every session

    - Prizes to be won for repeat attendees

    Join us at OPL for a game of "Do You Mind?!" - biweekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Friday Jun 2, 2023 at 4:00pm

    PD day Crafternoon / Bricolage pour la journée pédagogique

    Come join us at our DIY workshop and make artistic creations from several kinds of materials available at our branch. Drop-in Program. 

    Venez nous joindre à notre Atelier de bricolage et réaliser des créations artistiques à partir de plusieurs sortes de matériels disponibles à notre succursale. Portes ouvertes.