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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) 

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will embroider a corner bookmark to take home!  All supplies are provided.  

  • Hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Adults and teens are invited to get creative and make an awful imperfect piece of art. At the end of the session, you will get to vote on which of your fellow artists’ work is the worst! All supplies are provided. 

    Tuesday May 7, 6:00-7:30pm

    Registration required

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Dickinson Reads

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    We meet to enjoy lively good-natured discussions of a wide variety of books selected by our members. All assessments, interpretations, and opinions are valued and respected. Everyone is welcome!​

  • Wednesday May 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Canada, A Portrait in Letters by Charlotte Gray.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.           

  • Book Club

    Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
    3:00pm
    75 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere in person, in the afternoon.  This group meets every second Wednesday of the month (September to June) See link below for this year's selections:

    September 13: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks

    October 11: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

    November 8: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    December 13: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

    January 10: Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

    February 14: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    March 13: Lady Byron & Her Daughters by Julia Markus

    April 10: Bluebird by Genevieve Graham

    May 8: This Other Eden by Paul Harding

    June 12: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in A Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 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
  • Friday May 10, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.