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  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Want your own website? Today's web-building technologies offer page templates, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, and instant web hosting. So, it's easy to create a website with no HTML coding being required. And it can be completely free. In this presentation, Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create a website from scratch and make content available on the Internet.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

  • poster for Decision to Leave

    Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Thrilla Thursdays are back! Except they are on Monday. But it's still Korean films so that's good. Some revisits and a couple new ones.

    Join us for a free screening of Decision to Leave. Ahhhhhhh yeeeee that's right, we playing it again. Again and again. The film was directed by Park Chan-wook and was released in 2022. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 139 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come and discover all the amazing things you can access through the Ottawa Public Library Website (Bibliocommons).

    I will do a group PowerPoint and then answer any questions people have.

    Drop in program

  • women with a gun / Femme avec un fusil

    Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Harriet. The film is rated "PG13", and runs for 125 minutes. In English.

    Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America2s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

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    Joignez-vous à nous pour regarder gratuitement le film en anglais Harriet. Le film n'est pas recommandé pour les enfants et sera d'une durée de 125 minutes. 

    Araminta « Minty » Ross est née esclave à Madison dans le Maryland. Elle appartient à la famille Brodess, tout comme sa mère et son père l'étaient avant elle. Un jour, alors qu'elle est âgée de 26 ans, Araminta tombe malade. Son propriétaire craignant qu'elle perde trop de valeur, il décide de la vendre. Ne désirant plus être ballottée comme du bétail, la jeune femme décide de s'enfuir. Elle trouve refuge en Pennsylvanie où elle prend le nom d'Harriet Tubman. Elle va devenir une militante en faveur de l'abolition de l'esclavage et fera tout en son pouvoir pour délivrer sa famille et ses semblables.

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test.

    Cookbook selection  for February is:

    How to make a sourdough

    by Hadjiandreou, Emmanuel

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations - the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

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

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    75 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    16 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