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  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Nov 09, 2023 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, October 23, 2023 - 10:00am

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Monday Nov 13, 2023 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. Applicable to cell phones too.

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

  • Tuesday Nov 14, 2023 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 Un jour viendra couleur orange par Grégoire Delacourt .

  • Wednesday Nov 15, 2023 at 2:00pm
    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.

  • Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Whoa, backup! Effective strategies for keeping your computer files safe​

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos, photos, tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup!​

  • painting of fall flowers

    Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    Create an original artwork with professional artist Stephanie Browness. Get step by step instructions in real time as you create your own version of a pre-planned "Fall Flowers" themed acrylic on canvas work of art. All experience levels welcome. All supplies provided! Registration required- spaces are limited.

    Stephanie Browness is a painter and art instructor who has been teaching in Ottawa for the past 20 years. She has worked with all age groups and firmly believes that anyone can make art. Stephanie holds a BFA in fine arts from the University of Ottawa and Master's in art history from Carleton University.

    With special thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) for generously funding this Manotick branch program.

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, October 23, 2023 - 10:00am

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together with STEM Learning Opportunities.

    An evening family storytime program with math and science themed stories and related hands-on activities.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    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 Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

  • Banner reading "Better Soft Skills for a Thriving Workplace"

    Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, situational leadership...these are but some of the essential soft skills to empower employees to thrive in the new Knowledge Workforce. More than ever before, organizations' success depends not only on their workers' technical competencies but on their ability to relate positively with all stakeholders (employees, managers, customers and vendors) to produce results. Come discover how being a better team mate, thinking critically, effectively selling your ideas, and making strategic decisions can bolster your performance at work!

    This session will be presented by Wanito Bernadin, a service-centric, insightful and transformational business executive contributing over a decade of information technology, target account selling and management consulting experience to increase organizational competencies. Wanito serves as the Chief Information Officer at Library and Archives Canada, the federal government institution tasked with acquiring, preserving, and providing access to Canada's documentary heritage. He was the Chief Information Officer of the National Capital Commission of Canada, the federal Crown corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada's Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians. He also held leadership roles with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, the regulator of Canada’s banking and insurance industry, and with the Canada Revenue Agency which administers tax, benefits, and related programs. And before joining the federal government, he worked in the information technology industry as a consultant, project manager, marketer, salesperson, and business leader.

  • lab logo

    Friday Nov 17, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    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.