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  • Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join this 1-hour hands-on session to learn how to use viewing resources provided by the Ottawa Public Library.

    Discover how to access resources like Kanopy, Hoopla, and National Film Board Campus with your library card!

    Register to ensure your spot.

    The program will be held in the computer lab on the lower level of the Nepean Centrepointe library.

  • Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    Come and join us for the evening of learning how to crochet amigurumi Cupcake.

    All material provided. Basic experience needed.

    Registration only.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, May 29, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome! 

  • Book Banter

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    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

    May 30The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli (Note the date change)

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Drop-in for Storybook reading, songs, bounces and rhymes too!  

    Ages newborn to 17/18 months. 

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Armchair Travel

    Thursday May 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Photos and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province. Highlights include Viking settlement in L’anse aux meadows, fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, icebergs, etc. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • 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).

  • 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