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  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    There is no session on Thursday March 14th, 2024. 

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Drop-in.

  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • end of life

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    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. 

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Planification préalable des soins traite des décisions concernant les soins à vous prodiguer dans l’éventualité où vous seriez incapable de faire connaître votre volonté. On y aborde la façon de préparer ses directives médicales anticipées et de désigner une mandataire spéciale ou un mandataire spécial pour voir à nos soins. Des documents d’accompagnement seront fournis, notamment des feuilles d’exercices où définir et nommer ses croyances relatives aux soins de fin de vie, et les diverses options en matière de planification des soins de santé. Il y aura des discussions, entre autres sur la façon de parler à vos proches de vos volontés en matière de soins, dans l’éventualité d’une maladie ou d’un accident.

  • Books

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 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.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger 

  • 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.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • four coloured dice

    Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

    Programme portes-ouvertes 

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program 

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Typography - the art and science of written communications

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Typography—the art and technique of arranging type—has been around for over five hundred years and is constantly evolving. Good typography makes it easy to read and can be eye-catching. Bad typography can be distracting and hard to read.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will outline the somewhat arcane terminology used. He will discuss some of the historical significances of type. Then he will delve into the subjective nature of choosing typefaces: what makes a typeface more or less readable, how and when to combine multiple typefaces, what emotions are evoked in readers, and how to avoid common faux pas.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.