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  • Books

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 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 

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Fridays, May 03, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hazeldean Library.  Join us for discussion on the first Friday of every month.

    NOVEMBER 10, 2023

    “Atonement” by Ian McEwan (Fiction)

    DECEMBER 1, 2023

    “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”by Daniel Pink (Non-Fiction)

    NO MEETING IN JANUARY

    FEBRUARY 2, 2024

    “Washington Black” by Esi Erdugan (Canadian-Fiction)

    MARCH 1, 2024

    “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good (Canadian-Fiction)

    APRIL 5, 2024

    “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (Fiction)

    MAY 3, 2024

    “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett (Fiction)

    June 7, 2024

    “Full Disclosure” by Beverley McLachlin (Canadian-Mystery)

  • Friday May 03, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    This program is for adults only. 

    Join a professional from the Chartered Professional ​ Accountants of Canada to learn how to address age ​appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. Topics such as the evolution of financial decisions throughout childhood, giving allowances, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones, and virtual spending will be covered. ​

    Registration is limited. Please register online. 

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, May 05, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    5 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! 

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!

  • Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos.  The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleands Photo Club.

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    January 8 - The Trees by Percival Everett (US) 

    February 5 - The Magician by Colm Toibin (Irish)

    March 4 - The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefiore (non-fiction)

    April 8 - White Noise by Don DeLillo (US)

    May 6 - What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (Canadian, Giller)