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  • TD Summer Reading Club - Get Your Summer Read On

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

    Join us for giant games and activities to celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! Register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! Drop-in​

    **Weather permitting activities will take place outside.**

  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Members of the Blackburn Hamlet Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All welcome!

    Drop in.

    May 13*, 2024 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

    *Date changed due to Victoria Day

    June 17, 2024 The Red Tent by Anita Diamont

  • three books on the right stacked together

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    2:30pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Library Book Club meet on the third Monday of most months and read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Registration is required.
     

  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected non-fiction titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    April title: The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • End table with book.

    Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Let's take a journey beyond the stars together and blast off into a summer of reading! The kick-off party will include games, button making and outer space crafts. Register for the Summer Reading Club while you are here and learn about the many programs being offered at the library. Drop-in Family Program.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    In this informal self-guided program, adults are invited to discuss their favourite books and genres in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike traditional book clubs, no specific book is selected for each session. This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about what they are reading and inspire each other's future reads. 

    Third Thursday evening of each month

    Drop-in