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Arts and CultureSee more in category Arts and Culture

Holiday Puppet Show

Carp

Join us for a puppet show based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Ages 3-7. Registration required.

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

Manotick

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver 0 - 18 months

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.

Books and ReadingSee more in category Books and Reading

R.E.A.D.: Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Centennial

Help your child become a better reader with one-on-one 15 minute sessions reading to an Ottawa Therapy Dog, in a purely non judgmental environment. Register at Centennial Branch. 613-828-5142 x226 ** PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A DROP IN PROGRAM, YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE BRANCH.

Book Chat - Invention of Wings

Centennial

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of the Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Drop in.

Book Chat - Boundless

Centennial

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Boundless by Kathleen Winter. Drop in.

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

Virtual Ventures: Earth Sciences for Girls

Greenboro

Come help the Library celebrate Science Literacy Week as we host our friends from Carleton University's Virtual Ventures initiative! This week's session focuses on introducing girls from Grades 6-9 to the world of science in an interactive workshop in chemistry and earth sciences.

Virtual Ventures: Earth Sciences for Girls

Nepean Centrepointe

Come help the Library celebrate Science Literacy Week as we host our friends from Carleton University's Virtual Ventures initiative! This week's session focuses on introducing girls from Grades 6-9 to the world of science in an interactive workshop in chemistry and earth sciences.

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.

Family StorytimeSee more in category Family Storytime

Family Storytime - Hibernation Station

Centennial

Stories, rhymes, songs and a craft for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

Family Storytime - Boo to You

Centennial

Stories, rhymes, songs and a craft for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

Family Stroytime/conte en famille

Vanier

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

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

ADD / ADHD : Tools for Organization and Success!

Beaverbrook

Understanding how the symptoms of ADD/ADHD affect your daily life can inform how you approach each day and explain how the emotions surrounding these symptoms can affect your well-being. Join Cristin Brady as she shares her knowledge of ADD/ADHD and how these symptoms can affect everyday life....

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.

Hobbies and CraftsSee more in category Hobbies and Crafts

Block Party / Ça dé “bloc”

Vanier

Building Boom: show off your architectural creativity with Lego®. / Archiboum! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®!

Bridge for Pleasure

Nepean Centrepointe

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced player come and enjoy playing bridge in a relaxed atmosphere.

International Games Day @ your library

Centennial

Drop in for International Games Day. We will have the WiiU unit out with games to play; card games in Teen Section; and a day long Scavenger Hunt to take part in. For all ages.

Home and GardenSee more in category Home and Garden

Home Inspection Workshop

Alta Vista

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

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...

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

Virtual Ventures: Earth Sciences for Girls

Greenboro

Come help the Library celebrate Science Literacy Week as we host our friends from Carleton University's Virtual Ventures initiative! This week's session focuses on introducing girls from Grades 6-9 to the world of science in an interactive workshop in chemistry and earth sciences.

Virtual Ventures: Earth Sciences for Girls

Nepean Centrepointe

Come help the Library celebrate Science Literacy Week as we host our friends from Carleton University's Virtual Ventures initiative! This week's session focuses on introducing girls from Grades 6-9 to the world of science in an interactive workshop in chemistry and earth sciences.

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.

Jobs and CareersSee more in category Jobs and Careers

Le Parcours francophone de la Cité des affaires

Main

Venez prendre connaissance des divers programmes offerts par la Cité des affaires. Ci-inclus des services de formation linguistique pour les nouveaux arrivants, les parcours francophone, la formation relais, les deuxième carrières, et plus.

Find Your Career Path

Greenboro

This workshop is designed to help young adults begin to understand the process of career planning and how they might get started on a positive career path. Presented by Sabrina McTaggart, a Career Coach for Young Adults. Registration optional.

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....

Language LearningSee more in category Language Learning

English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

Nepean Centrepointe

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Frontier College. / Améliorez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

Main

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

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

Main

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

Lectures and DiscussionsSee more in category Lectures and Discussions

Preparation for the Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation

Emerald Plaza

Receive information to help prepare for the written citizenship test and oral interview. Offered in partnership with the JFS. Please note this session is in 2 parts.

My Rights at Work and How to Keep my Job

Alta Vista

Learn all about workplace rights such as hours of work, break periods, vacation time, and how to ask for time off work. Offered in partnership with UOCLC and SLC.

Canadian Citizen: The Application Process

Nepean Centrepointe

This session offers permanent residents the opportunity to prepare for the application while receiving all the information needed to properly complete the application. Offered in partnership with the OCCSC.

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

Stories, Music and Movement

Centennial

A interactive storytime with music and movement. Ages 4-6.

Stories, Music and Movement

Centennial

A interactive storytime with music and movement. Ages 4-6.

Family Storytime - Harvest Moon

Centennial

First Nations stories, rhymes, songs and a craft about Fall for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. #culture

ToddlertimeSee more in category Toddlertime

Toddlertime

Manotick

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

Toddler time with craft/conte blingue pour tout-petit avec bricolage!

Vanier

Stories, rhymes and songs and craft for toddlers and a parent or caregiver, 2-3 years./Chansons, comptines et histoires et bricolages pour les tout-petits. 2-3 ans

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.

TravelSee more in category Travel

Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand

Carlingwood

Join Alex Bissett on a popular and exotic journey to some Asian favourites.

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...

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.