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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Êtes-vous à un niveau intermédiaire ? Rejoignez notre groupe intemédiare à 17h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
    Are you at an intermediate level? Join our intermediate conversation group at 5pm. 

  • Graphic of people talking

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:00pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Vous êtes débutant? Rejoignez notre groupe débutant à 16h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. For an intermediate level.
    Are you a beginner? Join our beginner's conversation group at 4pm. 

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Come join us and learn basic computer skills! Personal laptop not required though you may bring one if you would like. 

    Open to all ages!

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, Mar 01, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 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.

    Presentation in English with a bilingual Q&A session after the presentation.

    Présentation en anglais seulement suivie d'une session question-réponses bilingue. 

  • National Film Board of Canada logo on pink and purple field

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Arab Women Say What?! embodies the essence of living between two worlds: speaking and dreaming in different languages and lands.

    Nermeen, a young and bold Egyptian Canadian, invites us to join her circle of friends, a group of eight outspoken, daring Arab women who found each other through their shared love of laughter, food and life. The women examine feminism in Arab society, tackling challenging and often taboo sociopolitical issues. Their conversations offer a glimpse into their personalities, providing a complex understanding of what it means to “not be from here.”

    2023. 82 min. Film brought to you by the National Film Board.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Demo on how to enhance your photos by adjusting light, colour, and composition. Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will be using free photo editing software available for both Windows and MacOS. 

  •  A naloxone kit

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life. 

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the meeting room of the Elmvale Acres branch.

  • un kit de naloxone

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 7:00pm
    45 minutes

    Une surdose est une urgence médicale qui met la vie en danger. La naloxone est un médicament qui sauve la vie et qui peut temporairement inverser les effets d'une surdose d'opioïdes, en attendant l'arrivée du 911. Savoir reconnaître rapidement les signes d'une surdose et avoir une trousse de naloxone peut sauver une vie.  

    Joignez-vous aux infirmières de Santé publique Ottawa pour cette session virtuelle d'information et de formation de 30 minutes sur la façon d'identifier et de réagir à une surdose, y compris sur la façon d'administrer la Naloxone, suivie d'une période de questions de 15 minutes. Des renseignements sur la façon d'obtenir une trousse gratuite seront fournis dans le cadre de cette présentation.  

    Il s'agit d'un programme hybride.  Le présentateur est à distance et sera à l'écran à Elmvale Acres.