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  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join Phil Jenkins, a celebrated historian, author, columnist, lecturer, and multifaceted musician and songwriter, as he delves into the profound impact of immigration on our city's rich history.

    Registration is required

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturdays, Apr 20, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Our storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturdays, Apr 20, 2024 - May 18, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come create amazing creations using our 3D pens. 

    Venez créer de fabuleuses créations avec nos stylos 3D.

    For ages 8+

    8 ans et plus

  • Tomato plants

    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • computer, notebook and camera on a desk

    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President and Orleans Photo Club Vice-president will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera to fit your budget and suit the style of photography that interests you. 

    Saturday April 20, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participants will create their own picture using pebbles and sea glass.  Let the shapes of the pebbles guide you to personalize your unique work of art!

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Participants will consider the potential for disasters including winter storms, heat waves, power outages, floods, pandemics, and more, as well as the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves to be ready when emergencies occur.

  • Mondays, Apr 22, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.