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  • Two hands joined around a cup of coffee

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:15pm
    120 minutes

    At a Death Café, people gather together to discuss death. This event doesn’t have any particular objectives or themes aside from increasing everyone’s awareness of death and exploring our relationships with death, dying and grief. As we grapple with what life looks like today, having a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about difficult subjects is so important and can have a significant impact both on how we live and how we die.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés with various themes. Check out the OPL website for upcoming death cafés (spring 2024).

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at flight and velocity.

     Ages 8-12.

    Registration required

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from a river cruise that included, Prague, various stops in Germany and Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary. There is a side trip to the Danube Gorge.

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

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 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!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. 

    Join us in making a simple pointillism picture.  Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to try your hand at making your own.

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:30am
    90 minutes

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

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, how many cores in the processor, Intel or AMD processor, size of storage, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory… Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

     

  • joined hands

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The Caregivers Death Café is for anyone who is currently, or who has ever been, in a caregiving role. Providing care to someone who is sick or facing death can often greatly impact the caregiver’s relationship with their own mortality. This Death Café gives caregivers the chance to openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences around dying, death, grief, and loss.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés at various locations and with various themes. Check out the OPL website for other cafés.