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  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Jun 20, 2023

    Cover to Cover - Book Club

    Book club for adults that love to share a good book!

    Please register online (each date individually) and pick up your copy of the book about a month before the meeting date at the main desk of the Cumberland Branch.

    These are the next books:

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones - March 28, 2023

    The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - April 25, 2023

    A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson - May 23, 2023

    One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle - June 20, 2023

  • Wednesday Apr 19, 2023 at 7:00pm

    The completely bilingual virtual book club Un livrel / One eRead Canada, offered in Canadian libraries from one ocean to the other, is launching its third edition.

    In April 2023, we offer you Ce qu’on respire sur Tatouine/Tatouine par/by Jean-Christophe Réhel.  For the month of April, the eBooks and eAudio will be available for simultaneous access.*

    Come and join us for a discussion with the English translators, Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge, who will be interviewed by Shelagh Rogers. You can join them on the Zoom call or watch live on YouTube.

    Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link two days before the program.

    This event is happening in partnership with CULC. The Canadian Urban Libraries Council has the mission to facilitate advocacy, collaboration, and research that strengthens and promotes the value of Canada’s urban libraries as integral to a vibrant democracy, a strong economy, and thriving communities.

    Peter McCambridge 

    Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Translation.

    Shelagh Rogers 

    Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist, currently host and co-producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, devoted to writing in Canada. She is an honorary witness to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2016, she was awarded the inaugural Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy. She holds honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities and is Chancellor of the University of Victoria. Shelagh is of Métis and Scottish ancestry. Her great-grandmother Edith Rogers was the first Michif woman, and the first woman, elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Edith was from Norway House, where David A. Robertson’s family has deep roots.

    *The French eAudio is available from a special production of Radio-Canada’s OHdio, available now.

  • RSK
    Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Apr 20, 2023

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Stories, songs and learning stations focusing on letters, colours, numbers, shapes, rhyming and retelling.

    This 5-week school readiness program is for children who are 3 or 4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their caregiver.

    Please register online. 

  • Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Apr 27, 2023

    Join us for stories, storybook reading, rhymes, interactive songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) with a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program.

  • Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will create a cute bunny decoration using a wine glass.  All materials will be provided.

  • Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 3:00pm / until Jun 22, 2023

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! Ask a staff member for help placing the book on hold with your library card. Drop-in. No registration required. All are welcome!

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    Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 3:00pm / until Apr 27, 2023

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 5:00pm / until Jun 22, 2023

    Visit our table on the second floor of the branch to learn more about programs and services for children, youth, families and older adults in the Nepean area. 

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    Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 5:00pm

    Need help with your income taxes? Register now with your OPL library card and let our community volunteer take care of your tax return this year.

    The Cumberland branch will be offering free English tax clinics for individuals with modest incomes and simple tax situations. Business taxes will not be accepted. Expect appointments to run about 45 minutes.

    Clinics will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning March 21st, with additional hours during the day of Wednesday, March 29th. More dates may be added depending on the demand.

    If you do not already have a valid library card, you can obtain one online here, or by visiting any of our 33 branches.

  • Thursday Mar 23, 2023 at 5:30pm

    Bring your friends and play some exciting board games and card games.  We have a variety of games to choose from including Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Catan, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Chess, Checkers, & more!  


    For adults of all ages