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Arts and CultureSee more in category Arts and Culture

Holiday Puppet Show

Beaverbrook

Join us for a puppet show based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. For families. Drop-in.

La Ridaine

Rideau

Une heure de plaisir au son de la musique traditionnelle et envoûtante de notre patrimoine bien vivant! / Enjoy an hour of traditional French-Canadian music and cultural tradition with La Ridaine!

A Musical Afternoon with the Celtic Rathskallions

Alta Vista

Join Wendy Moore and Arthur McGregor for a diverse and engaging repertoire which includes lovely ballads and folk songs and lively jigs and reels.

Author VisitsSee more in category Author Visits

Author Visit with David Boyd

Main

Join environmental lawyer, professor, and author David Boyd as he discusses his latest works. A founding member of both the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, Boyd has written The Optimistic Environmentalist as an antidote to doom-and-gloom climate despair, drawing hope from humanity’s...

Author Visit with Jennifer Robson

Carlingwood

Join author Jennifer Robson as she discusses Somewhere in France and After the War is Over, her popular historical novels set during and after the Great War.

Author Visit with Ian Hamilton

Beaverbrook

Join mystery writer Ian Hamilton as he discusses his Ava Lee mystery series. Presented in partnership with the CFUW Kanata Twisted Sisters Book Club.

BabytimeSee more in category Babytime

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio - Session 2

Alta Vista

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in. / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0-18 mois. Portes-ouvertes.

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio - Session 1

Alta Vista

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in. / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0-18 mois. Portes-ouvertes.

Babytime

Rosemount

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

Books and ReadingSee more in category Books and Reading

Holiday Puppet Show

Beaverbrook

Join us for a puppet show based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. For families. Drop-in.

Maze Runner Scorch Trials Movie Release Party

Carlingwood

Have you read the Maze Runner by James Dasher or seen the movie? Come talk about the book & the upcoming movie, play trivia for prizes, get a maze runner henna tattoo, come play Sandman, and you might win movie tickets ! Brownies will be served. Registration is optional. For ages 13 to 18.

Play Reading with Louise Hayden

Carlingwood

Read aloud and laugh out loud at Play Reading! We read the parts and discuss the themes, background, and historical context, as well as share our own evaluations of the work. No theatre experience required.

BusinessSee more in category Business

Launching an Online Store: Tips for Getting Started

Main

Day One of Small Business Week Speaker Series. This session is for both adults and youth. Have you been interested in launching an online store? Are you curious to learn more about what’s involved? From product sourcing to store management, join Thea Earl of Shopify to learn more about e-...

The Art Of Networking

Main

The final day of Small Business Week Speaker Series 2015. If you want to be in business in three years from now, learning how to network effectively is key. For many, the thought of entering a room full of strangers trying to sell you something can be intimidating. The good news is that with a...

Google Analytics: Finding Your Missing Money

Main

Day Four of Small Business Week Speaker Series 2015. There’s money buried in your website, and Google Analytics can help you find it…if you know how to uncover it. Simply knowing your page views and traffic sources doesn’t really help you take the strategic actions that will increase revenue and...

Computers and TechnologySee more in category Computers and Technology

Introduction to 3D Printing

Nepean Centrepointe

Learn the basics of 3D printing including how the Library's MakerBot Replicator works, and how to find and download 3D object files from Thingiverse.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Nepean Centrepointe

Learn the basics of 3D printing including how the Library's MakerBot Replicator works, and how to find and download 3D object files from Thingiverse.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Nepean Centrepointe

Learn the basics of 3D printing including how the Library's MakerBot Replicator works, and how to find and download 3D files from Thingiverse.

Family StorytimeSee more in category Family Storytime

Holiday Puppet Show

Beaverbrook

Join us for a puppet show based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. For families. Drop-in.

Family Storytime

Beaverbrook

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. The October 7th session will be A Special Fire Prevention Storytime with Ottawa Fire Services.

Family Storytime - Session 2

Alta Vista

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

GenealogySee more in category Genealogy

Genealogy on the Internet (Part One)

Main

Learn about some excellent websites for genealogical research in Canada and elsewhere in this online demonstration. This session will discuss the content and provide tips for searching major websites like Library and Archives Canada and Archives of Ontario, as well as popular genealogy portals and...

Utilisation de Généalogie Québec

Cumberland

Explorez cette base de données en généalogie constituée de 13 outils de recherche dont certains couvrent les mariages et les décès de 1926 à 1996 ainsi que plusieurs contrats notariés.

Private Sully Goes to War

Cumberland

Based on a collection of letters in the Osgoode Township Museum's archives, the book Private Sully Goes to War brings to life the Canadian soldier's experience of World War I, as seen through the eyes of an Ontario high school student, and told to his village sweetheart in letters and...

Health and WellnessSee more in category Health and Wellness

All In The Same Boat : Breast Cancer Awareness

Stittsville

Local author and breast cancer survivor, Shelagh Needham, has written a book, All in the Same Boat," a profile of the lives of 46 women who have survived breast cancer. The personal journeys narrated in the book are all of remarkable personal undertakings. Shelagh discovered, as did the women...

Reflux and Heartburn – Your Stomach’s Story

Hazeldean

Think you know the cause of your acid reflux or heartburn? Why not find out your stomach’s side of the story! Join Dr. Erin Kasparek from the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre for an alternate perspective on these common problems and learn how to help keep your stomach healthy the natural way.

Top 5 Nutrient Deficiencies

Main

Join Dr. Erin Kasparek from the Ottawa Integrative Health Centre and find out about some of the nutrient deficiencies that can affect your health. Discover the rules for nutrient absorption, common reasons for deficiencies and what you can do to improve your nutrient absorption naturally.

Hobbies and CraftsSee more in category Hobbies and Crafts

PD Day: Game On! / À vos jeux!

Alta Vista

Roll the dice, pick a suit or grab a nunchuk! Come play cards, board games or Wii with us! / Joue aux dés, choisis ta couleur ou saisis un nunchuk. Viens jouer aux cartes, à un jeu de société ou au Wii avec nous.

PD Day: Game On! / À vos jeux!

Alta Vista

Roll the dice, pick a suit or grab a nunchuk! Come play cards, board games or Wii with us! / Joue aux dés, choisis ta couleur ou saisis un nunchuk. Viens jouer aux cartes, à un jeu de société ou au Wii avec nous.

PD Day: Game On! / À vos jeux!

Alta Vista

Roll the dice, pick a suit or grab a nunchuk! Come play cards, board games or Wii with us! / Joue aux dés, choisis ta couleur ou saisis un nunchuk. Viens jouer aux cartes, à un jeu de société ou au Wii avec nous.

Home and GardenSee more in category Home and Garden

Home Inspection Workshop

Hazeldean

Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on home inspection tips and helpful hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home warranty issues. You will learn how to conduct your own...

Home Inspection Workshop

Carlingwood

Nathan Weinstock, Registered Home Inspector with AccuChex Inspections, will lead a workshop on home inspection tips and helpful hints. This seminar will be of interest to home owners, home buyers and sellers, and those concerned with new home warranty issues. You will learn how to conduct your own...

Home Staging and Redesign

Sunnyside

In today’s competitive real estate market, home staging is more important than ever. Join Melanie McNaughton to learn what is involved in home staging, and what the difference is between home staging and redesigning. Melanie will provide you with tips and tricks on how to update and/or stage a home...

HomeworkSee more in category Homework

Adult Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs pour adultes

Main

Get tutoring and homework help, as well as assistance with reading and writing. In partnership with Frontier College. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires, à la lecture et à la rédaction. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

Main

Get tutoring and homework help, for children and teens. In partnership with Frontier College. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires, pour les enfants and ados. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Homework Help - Tuesdays

Ruth E. Dickinson

Volunteers from Frontier College available to assist with homework and literacy skills. Ages 6-12.

Imagine SpaceSee more in category Imagine Space

Imagine Space at Stittsville: Digital Art with Jeremy Cybanski

Stittsville

Come and join teen digital artist Jeremy Cybanski, and the Ottawa Public Library's Imagine Staff to learn how to create many digital characters starting from the beginning of an idea to a finished figure using digital software and drawing tools. Jeremy will show you how to sculpt a 3D...

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

Jobs and CareersSee more in category Jobs and Careers

Resume and Job Search Help Drop-in

Main

Bring your resume! An employment specialist from SL Employment Services is here to review it with you. Come on a Wednesday afternoon this fall (check the dates listed)! Drop-ins welcome! Drop in between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Come to the table in the Business and Careers Corner on the 3rd floor....

LinkedIn - Making Digital First Impressions Count

Emerald Plaza

LinkedIn is almost always the first place a company goes to research you. As a job seeker, freelancer or consultant, that first visit to your profile by a company is an opportunity to create a lasting and positive (you want them both) first impression. In this interactive session, Len Fardella of...

Imagine Space at Stittsville: Digital Art with Jeremy Cybanski

Stittsville

Come and join teen digital artist Jeremy Cybanski, and the Ottawa Public Library's Imagine Staff to learn how to create many digital characters starting from the beginning of an idea to a finished figure using digital software and drawing tools. Jeremy will show you how to sculpt a 3D...

Language LearningSee more in category Language Learning

English Conversation Group (Mondays)/Groupe de conversation en anglais (lundis)

Greenboro

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. / Améliorez votre anglais parlé et rencontré des gens dans un milieu décontracté.

English Conversation Circle

Rosemount

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No registration required.

English Conversation Group (Tuesdays)/ Groupe de Conversation en anglais (mardis)

Carlingwood

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. / Améliorez votre anglais parlé et rencontré des gens dans un milieu décontracté.

Lectures and DiscussionsSee more in category Lectures and Discussions

Author Visit with David Boyd

Main

Join environmental lawyer, professor, and author David Boyd as he discusses his latest works. A founding member of both the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, Boyd has written The Optimistic Environmentalist as an antidote to doom-and-gloom climate despair, drawing hope from humanity’s...

All In The Same Boat : Breast Cancer Awareness

Stittsville

Local author and breast cancer survivor, Shelagh Needham, has written a book, All in the Same Boat," a profile of the lives of 46 women who have survived breast cancer. The personal journeys narrated in the book are all of remarkable personal undertakings. Shelagh discovered, as did the women...

Dame Lucie Rie, Ceramist

Sunnyside

Lucie Gomperz was born in 1902 to an affluent family in Vienna, where she studied ceramics. Following a poor marriage, Lucie Rie escaped to London in 1938 and began a new life. Over 50 years in the same studio on Albion Mews, her skill and reputation soared and she was knighted in 1991, to become...

ParentingSee more in category Parenting

Cours prénatal (séance de décembre: jeudi)

Cumberland

Cours prénatal offert par Santé publique Ottawa (SPO). Une infirmière en santé publique animera cette mini-série de trois séances en petit groupe. Un seul des parents doit s’inscrire, mais les deux sont les bienvenus. Séance 1 : Les rudiments de l’accouchement - confiance et confort. Séance 2 : Les...

Prenatal class (November: Thursday session)

Cumberland

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1: Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques. Session...

Prenatal class (October: Thursday session)

Cumberland

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1: Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques. Session...

Personal FinanceSee more in category Personal Finance

Home Buying Seminar

Greenboro

Hosted by a RBC mortgage specialist, topics will include: how to buy a home as a first time buyer or newcomer to Canada. Mortgage basics: types of mortgages, down payments, payment options, amortization. How to buy real-estate as an investment.

Planning for Retirement

Hazeldean

As a member of the healthiest and longest-living population ever, you need to become proactive and start planning early for the type of retirement you desire. How much do you need to save? Understand retirement saving strategies, sources of retirement income, government plans and non-registered...

Saving Strategies: Easy Concept, Difficult Reality

Rideau

Learn how to save more to pay down debt. Realize that saving and a reduction in spending often go together to achieve personal success. Start to invest in the future to realize goals and dreams and prepare for a comfortable retirement. Learning materials include the Financial Consumer Agency of...

StorytimeSee more in category Storytime

La nuit de Noël - Contes en soirée

Cumberland

Contes, activitiés et bricolage en préparation pour le temps des Fêtes. Pour les 3-6 ans. Inscription.

Heure du conte avec le Service des incendies d'Ottawa

Greenboro

Rejoignez-nous pour une visite, dans le cadre de la Semaine de prévention des incendies, avec les agents de prévention des incendies d'Ottawa. Ils partageront une histoire et courte présentation vidéo mettant en vedette Sparky, le chien du feu. Pour les 3 à 10 ans.

Storytime - Session 2

Carlingwood

Stories, rhymes and songs for preschoolers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 3-6.

ToddlertimeSee more in category Toddlertime

Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio. - Session 2

Alta Vista

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 18-36 months. Drop-in. / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les tout-petits et un parent ou gardien. Pour les 18-36 mois. Portes-ouvertes.

Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio. - Session 1

Alta Vista

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 18-36 months. Drop-in. / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les tout-petits et un parent ou gardien. Pour les 18-36 mois. Portes-ouvertes.

Toddlertime

Rosemount

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

TravelSee more in category Travel

Medieval and Renaissance Switzerland

Carlingwood

Having escaped significant damage during the two world wars, Switzerland has arguably the best-preserved medieval and renaissance buildings and streets in Europe. Ottawa amateur photographer Ed Overstreet will present photography and video from selected medieval and renaissance villages, towns,...

Pilgrimage: Life lessons learned from walking

Sunnyside

Pilgrimage, especially on the Camino path in northern Spain, is becoming increasingly popular. Information abounds on how to physically prepare for such a journey, but little consideration is given to the mental, emotional and spiritual upheaval that pilgrimage brings. As experienced, modern...

Pilgrimage: Life lessons learned from walking

Orléans

Pilgrimage, especially on the Camino path in northern Spain, is becoming increasingly popular. Information abounds on how to physically prepare for such a journey, but little consideration is given to the mental, emotional and spiritual upheaval that pilgrimage brings. As experienced, modern...

Writing and poetrySee more in category Writing and poetry

The Writing Workshop

Sunnyside

An opportunity for writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and experimental forms to gather. Our emphasis will be on developing works-in-progress for publication. The workshop will provide writers with encouragement and constructive criticism from their peers. Author/Facilitator: Michael F....

All In The Same Boat : Breast Cancer Awareness

Stittsville

Local author and breast cancer survivor, Shelagh Needham, has written a book, All in the Same Boat," a profile of the lives of 46 women who have survived breast cancer. The personal journeys narrated in the book are all of remarkable personal undertakings. Shelagh discovered, as did the women...

Stittsville Creative Writing Group

Stittsville

If you write a little, or a lot, and would enjoy sharing your creative thoughts within a weekly group setting, then please join us on Thursday evenings, from 6:45-8:15 p.m.