Join author Michael F. Stewart for an evening of shared writing, support, and constructive criticism from peers. No experience necessary, all forms of writing welcome.
Mondays, Oct 02, 2023 - Dec 04, 2023
3 sessions remaining
Monday Oct 02, 2023 at 6:30pm
Sorry this event and its waiting list are full
Bring an idea and/or a simple picture you might like to recreate and try your hand at the Japanese style paper collage technique called chigiri-e (torn paper art)
We will provide the space, glue, and paper to create your piece of art!
(Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form in which the primary technique uses coloured paper that is torn to create images, and may resemble a water colour painting).
Monday Oct 02, 2023 at 7:00pm
To kick off library month join us at SAW Centre for an in-person paneled discussion about Intellectual Freedom with: Farzana Doctor winner of 2023 Freedom to Read Award, David A Robertson winner of 2021 Freedom to Read Award and Canadian journalist, activist, author, and broadcaster Desmond Cole, moderated by Adrian Harewood. This 90-minute discussion will help bring the term of Intellectual Freedom into focus to help us understand what it is and why it is of critical importance to us all.
Farzana Doctor is a writer, activist, and psychotherapist. Her ancestry is Indian, and she was born in Zambia while her family was based there for five years, before immigrating to Canada. She has also received the following awards for her writing and activism: 2021 Choice Award from Planned Parenthood; 2022 McMaster University Alumni Gallery Inductee; 2023 Freedom to Read Award from The Writers' Union of Canada. While all her books are distinct from one another, some common themes include loss, relationships, community, healing, racism, LGBT rights, diasporic identity and feminism. She seamlessly blends strong stories with social justice issues.
David Alexander Robertson is an Indigenous Canadian author, public speaker, and two-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award. He is the author of numerous books for young readers including When We Were Alone, which won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award and the McNally Robinson Best Book for Young People Award. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award as well as the Globe and Mail Children's Storyteller of the Year. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation
Desmond Cole is a Canadian journalist, activist, author, and broadcaster. His debut book, The Skin We’re In, won the Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Aawrd and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. It was also named best book of 2020 by The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC, Quill & Quire, and Indigo. Living in Toronto, Ontario, Desmond Cole engages with his community in issues that include housing, homelessness, racial discrimination, civic engagement and social supports for youth.
Adrian Harewood is a Canadian television and radio journalist. He has been a journalist for over a quarter century, hosting CBC Ottawa’s drive home radio show All in a Day for 3 years and then the anchor of CBC Ottawa News at Six for 13 years. He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Interviewer in 2017 and he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Local Anchor in 2020. Adrian also sits on the educational board of the University of Ottawa Press and is a board member of Journalists for Human Rights.
This event will also be streamed live on OPL's YouTube page:
Mondays, Oct 02, 2023 - Dec 04, 2023
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)
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson
Five Little Indians, Michelle Good
Grey Bees, Andry Kurkov
Mondays, Oct 02, 2023 - Jun 24, 2024
33 sessions remaining
Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.
Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
12 sessions remaining
Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.
Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
24 sessions remaining
Ready to get back to socializing and hobbies? Drop into the Cumberland Branch Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to11:30 am . We will have puzzles, board games and adult colouring books for those who wish to participate.
Prêts à socialiser et faire des loisirs à nouveau? Rendez-vous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis de 10h à 11h30. Nous aurons des casse-têtes, des jeux de société et des livres de coloriage pour ceux qui souhaitent participer.
Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Jun 11, 2024
68 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!
Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Dec 12, 2023
6 sessions remaining
Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.
Tuesdays, Oct 03, 2023 - Nov 28, 2023
9 sessions remaining
Come knit or crochet with us! Share advice, ideas and conversation with other crafters. Open to all adults and teens.
Tuesdays 1 :00 - 3 :00 PM
No registration required
SUMMER NOTICE - The event will take place outdoors in the park next to the branch. In case of bad weather, it will take place in-branch as usual.
Venez tricoter ou crocheter avec nous! Partagez vos conseils et idées et conversez avec d’autres bricoleurs et bricoleuses. Ouvert aux adultes et ados.
Tous les mardis 13 h - 15 h
Aucune inscription nécessaire
AVIS POUR L'ÉTÉ - L'événement aura lieu dehors dans le parc à côté de la succursale. En cas de mauvais temps, il aura lieu à l'intérieur de la succursale comme d'habitude.