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  • four coloured dice

    Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

    Programme portes-ouvertes 

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program 

  • 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).

  • 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.​

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    For ages 6-12. Create and build with Lego®! 

    NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision. 

    Friday, January 26

    Friday, February 2

    Friday, February 16

    Friday, April 26

    Monday, June 3

    Friday, June 21

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    Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® !

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    le vendredi 26 janvier

    le vendredi 2 février 

    le vendredi 16 février 

    le vendredi 26 avril

    le lundi 3 juin

    le vendredi 21 juin

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Come and share your writing and participate in guided writing activities with other writers in the neighborhood. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. 

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • white, cream, brown-striped yarn

    Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    29 sessions remaining

    Welcome back to North Gloucester! After a long hiatus, Knit Wits will be back in the New Year, trying out Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come share advice, ideas, and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. Drop in. (Not for those looking to learn). || Bienvenue de retour à la succursale Gloucester nord! Après une longue détente, Trico'thé sera de retour en essayant le mardi soir, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30. Venez partager vos suggestions et idées tout en placotant avec d’autres tricoteurs! Ouverte aux adultes et ados. Inscription non-requise. (Pas pour ceux qui cherche à apprendre).

  • Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Session 1: January 10 to February 28

    Session 2: March 20 to April 24

    Session 3: May 1 to June 5 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

    Session 1 : Du 10 janvier au 28 février

    Session 2 : Du 20 mars au 24 avril

    Session 3: Du 1 mai au 5 juin

  • joined hands

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The Caregivers Death Café is for anyone who is currently, or who has ever been, in a caregiving role. Providing care to someone who is sick or facing death can often greatly impact the caregiver’s relationship with their own mortality. This Death Café gives caregivers the chance to openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences around dying, death, grief, and loss.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés at various locations and with various themes. Check out the OPL website for other cafés.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 11:00am
    30 minutes

    ***La session du 18 janvier est annulé***

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés âgés de 0 à 18 mois accompagnés d'un parent ou gardien. Il s'agit d'une activité portes ouvertes.

    Session 1 : Du 11 janvier au 29 février 2024

    Session 2 : Du 21 mars au 25 avril 2024

    Session 3 : Du 2 mai au 6 juin 2024

    ***January 18 session in cancel***

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0-18 months old and a parent or caregiver. This is a drop-in activity. 

    Session 1: January 11 to February 29, 2024

    Session 2: March 21 to April 25, 2024

    Session 3 : May 2 to June 6, 2024