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  • A hand holding a bill surrounded by coins of various denominations

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

    The Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be offering free tax clinics in English on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Before arriving at the free tax clinics, you must verify whether you meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s eligibility criteria and ensure to bring the appropriate documentation with you. Our volunteers will not process self-employment or business taxes. 

    Click on the "View full schedule" button on the right of the screen to see when the clinics will be offered.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Session 1: January 10 to February 28

    Session 2: March 20 to April 24

    Session 3: May 1 to June 5 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

    Session 1 : Du 10 janvier au 28 février

    Session 2 : Du 20 mars au 24 avril

    Session 3: Du 1 mai au 5 juin

  • English conversation group

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    10:15am
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. 30 min. Drop in.

  • Kids reading books

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    10:15am
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Family Storytime

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    **Note: No program on April 10

  • Adult reading to a group of children

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Every Monday and Wednesday.

    **Please note : 

    -No programming on March 4 and 6 (week *before* March Break)

    -March Break : this program will occur as usual, followed by a craft activity (suitable for ages 4 and up, as supplies last).

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 10:15am
    75 minutes

    While on a camping trip, Little Bear and his father find a lost cub who has been separated from his parents by a storm. The two become fast friends, and after Cub saves Little Bear from a mountain lion named Trouble, the pair return to Little Bear’s house to meet his pals Cat, Owl, Duck and Hen. The group of friends set out on an exciting adventure to find Cub’s parents. Based on the beloved book series by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, The Little Bear Movie is a rollicking adventure story, full of the joys and responsibilities of friendship and teamwork. 2001. 75 min. English only.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 10:15am
    90 minutes

    Le français suit l’anglais. 
    Wallace (Radcliffe) is a medical school dropout who’s been burned by bad relationships. Just when all his friends, and even his goofy roommate Allan (Driver), seem to be finding love, Wallace decides to put romance on hold. Of course, that’s when he meets Chantry (Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend, Ben (Spall). The dreaded “F word” in this contemporary and hilarious romantic comedy is “friendship.” Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, but are both committed to keeping things platonic, which might prove to be more difficult than either one of them imagined. “The F Word has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible.”
    — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    2013. 102 min. English with French subtitles

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    Wallace (Radcliffe) est un décrocheur de l'école de médecine qui accumule les échecs amoureux. Lorsque tous ses amis, même son nigaud de coloc Allan (Driver), semblent avoir trouvé l'âme sœur, Wallace décide de mettre l'amour en veilleuse. Bien sûr, c'est à ce moment-là qu'il rencontre Chantry (Kazan), une dessinatrice d'animation qui vit avec son amoureux de longue date, Ben (Spall). Le « F Word » du titre anglais de cette comédie romantique et contemporaine très drôle ne fait pas référence à ce que l’on pense, mais plutôt à « friendship », ou amitié. Une complicité s'installe immédiatement entre Wallace et Chantry, mais ils sont résolus à ne rester que de bons amis, ce qui pourrait s'avérer plus difficile qu'ils ne le croient. « Et si jamais est une comédie tout à fait charmante. Radcliffe et Kazan sont irrésistibles. »
    — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
    2013. 102 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.