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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.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street

    Thursday Apr 18, 2024 at 7:00pm
     minutes

    Presented in partnership with Library and Archives Canada and Writer's Fest.

    Join us for the launch of Out of Darkness: Rumana Monzur's Journey through Betrayal, Tyranny and Abuse .

    From the bestselling author of The Concubine’s Children and The Girl in the Picture, it is a gripping story of a domestic assault that shocked the world, of the exercise of power and political influence, and of the Bangladeshi woman whose irrepressible spirit found light in sudden darkness.

    From the outside, Rumana seemed an unlikely victim of domestic abuse: married to a man of her own choosing and progressing in her career as a professor of international relations at Dhaka University. But in 2011, on return from graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, her husband attacked and blinded her in front of their young daughter. As Rumana's horrifying story garnered international headlines, and connections brought her to Vancouver in an attempt—ultimately futile—to restore her sight, her plight underscored the fact that there are no typical victims of intimate-partner violence.

    Denise Chong goes behind the headlines to reveal the devolution of a love story into a tale of tyranny behind closed doors, and the pursuit of justice that proved all the more elusive during the rise of social media. Out of Darkness tells a globe-spanning narrative of loyalty, perseverance and a woman’s determination to face the future and rebuild a life with meaning.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    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  

  • three books on the right stacked together

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    2:30pm
    90 minutes

    9 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.
     

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group – Youth Program (SCWG-YP) is an extension of the adult program with the goals of: fostering creativity and literacy in the next generation, inspiring future writers, and preserving the art of the written word. 

    Participants are youth 13-17 years of age, unless granted an exemption. SCWG-YP participants and members meet once a month, on the third Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm, for a series of lectures and writing exercises designed to achieve the group’s goals. The group is led by an adult member of the SCWG.

    Deliverables undertaken by the SCWG-YP include: 

    · Discussion on writing theory;

    · Practical lessons on writing;

    · In-session and independent writing exercises; 

    · Appraisal and workshopping of ideas, and

    · Guidance on creative writing and practical advice about publishing.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 23, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. 30 min. Registration required.

  • Spark: A STEM Storytime

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - May 07, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    A fun program of discovery for preschoolers and their adult co-learner.

    Explore elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on inquiry-based activities and story. For ages 3-4. 

  • children playing at table

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - May 14, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.