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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Sit and knit awhile, browse our selection of knitting books, and check out the projects being done by our community's knitters.

  • Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 13, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come and enjoy photos shown on a big screen, and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province.  Highlights include Viking settlement in L'anse aux meadows, Fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, and icebergs.  

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

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 10:00am

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails... Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backing them up. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, and computer issues.  

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Tuesday Jun 11, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    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 Éteignez tout et la vie s'allume par Marc Levy

  • Wednesday Jun 12, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.           

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    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
    75 minutes

    Unspoken Tears (Trauma Through Words) (2022) by Hélène Magny

    How can refugee children integrate into Quebec’s school system, given the unspeakable violence they’ve experienced? Following a psychologist specializing in conflict-related trauma, Unspoken Tears pays tribute to the admirable resilience and survival strategies of these “small adults,” whose spirit the bombs and camps have not completely crushed, at a time when it is vital to raise awareness in Western societies of migration-related issues and children’s rights.

    75 minutes - English only

  • Friday Jun 14, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.

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    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show you how to make a hard copy book using the on-line service, Photobook Canada. You can completely customize the arrangement of your photos, backgrounds, frames, embellishments, etc. A great way to preserve memories of family events or travel!

    Saturday June 15, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Using a hammer and fresh leaves and flowers, you will create beautiful cards and bookmarks.  All materials will be supplied OR bring your own foliage if you have a favorite.

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    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione