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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.

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    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join our interactive session to learn how to write compelling scenes for your stories. We’ll discuss how to leverage key elements such as conflict, goals, agency, and change to maximize the reader’s empathy with your characters. Whether you’re writing short stories or an epic novel, you’ll leave with practical tools and techniques for planning, writing, and editing your scenes.  

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

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    Sundays, Mar 03, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself.

    How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

    Presentation in English with a bilingual Q&A session after the presentation.

    Présentation en anglais seulement suivie d'une session question-réponses bilingue. 

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for an evening of mandala dot painting where we will create a beautiful canvas. 

    All materials will be provided.

    Registration required.

  • Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

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    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - May 06, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Share the pleasure of reading and discussing books ranging from the classics to the contemporary, but mostly fiction, in a relaxed atmosphere

    (If the first Monday of a month falls on a Civic Holiday, the book club will be postponed to the following week)

    January 8 - The Trees by Percival Everett (US) 

    February 5 - The Magician by Colm Toibin (Irish)

    March 4 - The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefiore (non-fiction)

    April 8 - White Noise by Don DeLillo (US)

    May 6 - What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (Canadian, Giller) 

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Mar 04, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us every second week on Tuesday mornings for a fun and relaxing session of adult coloring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    28 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!