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  • Sleuth Hounds
    Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for our discussion on Andrew Cartmel's Vinyl Detective series. All are welcome!

  • Colourful Leaves
    Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 6:30pm / until May 18, 2023

    Get cozy with a good book and a craft project! If you enjoy reading and are feeling crafty, you will appreciate this club! No talent or knowledge is required. Discuss books while trying glass etching, making bath bombs, and much more! 

    Ages 13-18. Registration Required.

  • Thursday Apr 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Jun 16, 2023

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Then come and meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month we will follow a theme and select cookbooks from that theme. We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 16, 2023

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 2:30pm

    Journaling is a wonderful way to discover the world around you, so join us at the library to start your very own nature journal. Become a keen observer of the natural world by drawing and writing about what you see and feel when you look at plants and animals in your neighbourhood. All materials will be provided for participants.

  • polyhedral dice spread across a battle map
    Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Already played some DnD and looking for a fun game to join? Give this one-session-long adventure a try!

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Meet new players as you undertake an adventure in this popular game!

    For this adventure, you must build your own Level 2 character, so you must register at least 6 days in advance to create your character and submit their stats-sheet for DM approval before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random pre-generated character.

    Ages 12-17

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Join us for back to back screenings of two films from the National Film Board (NFB) in honour of Earth Day:

    • What Rhymes with Toxic by Lynn Smith (2021) 5 minutes
    • Sovereign Soil by David Curtis (2019) 1 hour and 31 minutes

    These films have not been rated for age appropriateness. Recommended for ages 14+. 

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap
    Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:00am

    Date: Saturday, April 22

    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Location: Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

    Celebrate Earth Day by bringing in all those art supplies you don't need and swapping them for new ones! Help divert materials from landfill and give them a chance to be used by someone else.​

    Donations may be dropped off at the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch until Friday, April 21, 2023.

    Items must be in new or like new condition.​​ Only arts and craft materials will be accepted​​. 

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:00am

    Black History Ottawa, the Ubuntu Legacy Network and the Historical Society of Ottawa invite you to the first of a three-part book club on Tom Zoellner's "Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire"

    Learn how the forces of literacy and revolution brought an end to slavery in the British Empire. 

    This inclusive community safe-space legacy workshop series is part of the 2023 commemoration of the 230th anniversary of the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada and the 190th anniversary of the 1833 Act to Abolish Slavery in the British Empire. 

    Visit IslandonFire.eventbrite.ca to register for this workshop. Places are limited. Due to the nature of the content explored in this workshop, only those aged 18 years and older may participate. 

    The second and third sessions will take place respectively on March 25, 2023 and on April 22, 2023. They will both take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room B125 of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe Street).