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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.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street

    Thursday Apr 18, 2024 at 7:00pm
     minutes

    Presented in partnership with Library and Archives Canada and Writer's Fest.

    Join us for the launch of Out of Darkness: Rumana Monzur's Journey through Betrayal, Tyranny and Abuse .

    From the bestselling author of The Concubine’s Children and The Girl in the Picture, it is a gripping story of a domestic assault that shocked the world, of the exercise of power and political influence, and of the Bangladeshi woman whose irrepressible spirit found light in sudden darkness.

    From the outside, Rumana seemed an unlikely victim of domestic abuse: married to a man of her own choosing and progressing in her career as a professor of international relations at Dhaka University. But in 2011, on return from graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, her husband attacked and blinded her in front of their young daughter. As Rumana's horrifying story garnered international headlines, and connections brought her to Vancouver in an attempt—ultimately futile—to restore her sight, her plight underscored the fact that there are no typical victims of intimate-partner violence.

    Denise Chong goes behind the headlines to reveal the devolution of a love story into a tale of tyranny behind closed doors, and the pursuit of justice that proved all the more elusive during the rise of social media. Out of Darkness tells a globe-spanning narrative of loyalty, perseverance and a woman’s determination to face the future and rebuild a life with meaning.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 24, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills? All levels are welcome.

    Join our free English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (no conversation group on April 17)

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais? Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais! C'est gratuit!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Tous les mercredis soirs de 18h30-19h30 (sauf le 17 avril)

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Sundays, Apr 14, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
    12:00pm
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 2 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Monday, May 20th, 2024 session has been rescheduled to Monday, May 27th, 2024. Same time. 

    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply. 

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    NO PROGRAM ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024.

  • Books

    Monday Apr 15, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Caste" by Isobel Wilkerson.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.