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  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Coffee cups with smiley faces to invite people to come for coffee and meet people

    Wednesdays, Jul 31, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Un p’tit brin de jasette, ça vous dit ? Vous êtes invités à notre café.

    Chaque dernier mercredi du mois, de 14 h à 15 h :

    26 juin, 31 juillet, 28 août, 18 septembre (exceptionnellement), 30 octobre, 27 novembre, 18 décembre (exceptionnellement) 

    Du thé et du café seront offerts. Programme portes ouvertes.

    Succ. Gloucester nord, 2036 ch. Ogilvie

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    Feel like chatting? Come to the library for some coffee/tea and conversation.

    Every last Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 3 pm:

    June 26th, July 31, August 28, September 18 (exceptionally), October 30, November 27, December 18 (exceptionally)

    Tea and coffee will be provided. Drop-in program.

    North Gloucester Branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd.

  • Thursdays, Aug 01, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursdays, Aug 01, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Thursdays, Aug 01, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024
    3:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    Registration is required for this program series
     

  • nanowrimo logo

    Saturdays, Aug 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    2 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! 

  • Scissors, needle and thread, markers and glue / Ciseaux, fil et aiguille, marqueurs et colle.

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Join us for a crafty afternoon as we stream a short Creativebug course that will teach you how to make your own permanent design on a ceramic plate.

    All supplies – including the plates and refreshments – will be provided and you get to keep your creation!

    Registration is required, but drop-in attendees will be considered the day of the event, depending on capacity.

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    Venez bricoler avec nous tandis que nous diffusons un bref cours de Creativebug qui vous apprendra à décorer une assiette en céramique de manière unique et permanente.

    Tout le matériel – y compris les assiettes et les rafraichissements – sera fourni et vous garderez votre création!

    Inscription requise. Ceux n’étant pas inscrits pourraient être admis le jour de l’événement, tout dépendant de la capacité d’accueil.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:35pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    33 minutes - English only

  • Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding