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  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 11:00am
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 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.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Book Banter

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 11 : Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner (Note the date change)

    February 1: Horse by Geraldine Brooks

    March 7: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

    April 4: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

    May 2: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls

    June 6: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Books

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    January 4 "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

    February 1 "Lady Tan's Circle" by Lisa See 

    March 7 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister 

    April 4 "Talking to Canadians" by Rick Mercer

    May 2 "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro

    June 6 "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger 

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Vernon Book Club

    Thursdays, May 02, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Everyone is welcome to join Vernon’s book club!

    Visit with your friends and neighbours to discuss great books.

    First Thursday of the month

    January 4th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd & June 6th

    6:30pm-7:30pm

    JanuaryHaven by Emma Donoghue

    FebruaryDaisy Darker by Alice Feeney

    MarchAll You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

    April - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

    MayBetween Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad

    Books will be available at the Vernon branch service hub.

  • Craft supplies on table

    Fridays, May 03, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for an afternoon of collage art! We will provide the paper, images, glue and scissors, you are welcome to bring additional notions if you would like. Drop-in program.​

    Joignez-nous pour un après-midi de collage! Nous allons fournir les ciseaux, la colle, les images et le papier, vous êtes la bienvenue d'apporter du matériel supplémentaire si vous le désirez. Programme portes ouvertes.​

  • Fridays, May 03, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hazeldean Library.  Join us for discussion on the first Friday of every month.

    NOVEMBER 10, 2023

    “Atonement” by Ian McEwan (Fiction)

    DECEMBER 1, 2023

    “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”by Daniel Pink (Non-Fiction)

    NO MEETING IN JANUARY

    FEBRUARY 2, 2024

    “Washington Black” by Esi Erdugan (Canadian-Fiction)

    MARCH 1, 2024

    “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good (Canadian-Fiction)

    APRIL 5, 2024

    “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (Fiction)

    MAY 3, 2024

    “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett (Fiction)

    June 7, 2024

    “Full Disclosure” by Beverley McLachlin (Canadian-Mystery)