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  • Anime and Manga Club / Club d'Anime et Manga

    Saturdays, May 18, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Love manga and anime?  Come join us to discuss all things Naruto, Demon Slayer, and much more with fellow fans!  We watch anime, eat snacks, and play games.

    Ages 13 - 18.

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    Aimez-vous l'anime ou le manga ?  Venez à la bibliothèque pour discuter les séries comme Naruto, Demon Slayer et plus avec les autres amateurs d'anime !  Nous regardons l'anime, mangeons des collations et jouons les jeux.

    Pour les 13 - 18 ans.

  • Banner reading "Dried Flower Suncatchers at the Beaverbrook Branch"

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Celebrate sunny days ahead by hanging a kaleidoscope of natural materials in your window. Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for a beautiful craft, calm atmosphere, and good conversation. 

  • Saturdays, May 18, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    5:00pm
    180 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Drop in to play card games, board games or video games at the library. Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies! Ages 12-17. Drop-in program.
    Available consoles : Wii-U & PS4.

    • May 18th
    • June 1st

    Venez jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéo à la bibliothèque. Amenez des amis, passez un bon temps, et remportez la victoire! Pour ados de 12-17 ans. Activité portes-ouvertes.
    Jeux de consoles Wii-U & PS4 disponibles.

    • 18 mai
    • 1er juin
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    Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 5:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    Author Viveca Sten will be in attendance.

  • Barrhaven Builders Club

    Friday May 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 3:30 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Cuentos, rimas y canciones para niños de todas las edades, acompañados de un padre o guardian. No necesita inscribirse.

  • 3 seedings in brown pots in a row

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Did you start too many seedlings?
    Have some extra perennials or houseplants?

    Bring them to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch Spring Plant Swap and take some other plants home!

    Weather permitting, we'll be set up outside of the branch near the main entrance. 

    Please don't forget to clearly label your plants. 

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Agents, editors, and professors of creative writing make a big deal about point of view (POV). As well, different POVs sound and feel different to the reader, POV comes in different flavors: first person, second person, third person limited, omniscient, objective; and different cases: past and present; and different depths. Furthermore, you can use different POVs in different sections of a story to achieve different effects. Deft management of POV in your stories will make your writing more professional and more appealing to readers.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create your own magnets and bookmarks using bottle caps and images from paper, photographs, and fabric.

  • Monday May 27, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think!

     No registration required. All are welcome!