This is sure to be a love like gnome other. In some Scandinavian folklore, gnomes were said to reside near houses, watch over families, and protect against bad luck. Now you can create your own Valentine's Day gnome, perfect for giving to loved ones or to reside over your own fireplace mantel, bookshelves, or home entrance. Join Beaverbrook staff for an easy craft, good conversation, and a cozy atmosphere.
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Friday Feb 02, 2024 at 2:30pm
Saturdays, Feb 03, 2024 - Mar 02, 2024
2 sessions remaining
Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session! Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures. Basic craft supplies will be provided.
Thursday Feb 08, 2024 at 10:00am
Close your eyes. Picture yourself on a crisp September school day. The Book Fair has come to town, and you catch the sweet aroma of new books, gel pens, and pencil-topper erasers in the air...
While we can't travel back in time to these magical days, we can give you the next best thing - the Beaverbrook Book Fair! Join us for an all-day event where you can browse staff-picked favourites from every genre and leave with your next favourite read, plus some fun freebies.
Thursday Feb 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome.
February 8 book: The Trees by Percival Everett.
Thursday Feb 08, 2024 at 6:15pm
Approximately 13,209,754 people in Canada have dogs, and 14,342,018 have cats - that’s plenty of people who are going to experience pet loss one day. The Pet Loss Death Café brings together the pet lover population so that the topic of pet death can be normalized and compassionately discussed through encouraging open discourse and examination.
Talking about our experiences and feelings related to the illness and loss of a beloved pet can also be a great way to start the conversation about our own dying and death.
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.
Friday Feb 09, 2024 at 3:00pm
Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more!
All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.
Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels
Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)
Saturday Feb 10, 2024 at 2:30pm
Participants will create a bouquet of roses using pages from discarded books. All you need is patience, scissors and glue! Painting the roses is optional.
Monday Feb 12, 2024 at 7:30pm
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, good music, questions for teens and older adults alike, and refreshments!
Tuesday Feb 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
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 Oscar et la dame rose par Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
Thursday Feb 15, 2024 at 7:00pm
Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month. All are welcome. Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.
This month's book is The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins.