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  • Two hands joined around a cup of coffee

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:15pm
    120 minutes

    At a Death Café, people gather together to discuss death. This event doesn’t have any particular objectives or themes aside from increasing everyone’s awareness of death and exploring our relationships with death, dying and grief. As we grapple with what life looks like today, having a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about difficult subjects is so important and can have a significant impact both on how we live and how we die.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés with various themes. Check out the OPL website for upcoming death cafés (spring 2024).

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas, new techniques and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées, des nouvelles techniques et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Books

    Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for some great book discussions, tea and treats! 

  • Asian Heritage Month | Mois de patrimoine asiatique

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    135 minutes

    *Nominated for the Oscar for best documentary at the Academy Awards.

    In a small Indian village, Ranjit wakes up to find that his 13-year-old daughter has not returned from a family wedding. A few hours later, she’s found stumbling home. After being abducted into the woods, she was sexually assaulted by three men. Ranjit goes to the police, and the men are arrested. But Ranjit’s relief is short-lived, as the villagers and their leaders launch a sustained campaign to force the family to drop the charges. A cinematic documentary, To Kill a Tiger follows Ranjit’s uphill battle to find justice for his child. In India, where a rape is reported every 20 minutes and conviction rates are less than 30 percent, Ranjit’s decision to support his daughter is virtually unheard of. With tremendous access, we witness the emotional journey of an ordinary man facing extraordinary circumstances. A father whose love for his daughter forces a social reckoning that will reverberate for years to come.

    2022 | 135 minutes | Original Version in Hindi and Nagpurii with English subtitles 

  • Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for a presentation on the community and social services available to newcomers in Ottawa. A settlement support worker will share information on how to navigate the network of services in a new city.

    In partnership with Jewish Family Services Ottawa.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale. Niveau intermédiaire. Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Intermediate level.

  • Craft supplies on table

    Friday May 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    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.​

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Fridays, May 31, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    31 sessions remaining

    Come play cards, roll the dice or play board games with us!