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  • robber dressed in black climbing out of a laptop computer

    Thursday Oct 19, 2023 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Protecting your PC

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours! Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • A haunted house and a picture of Joel Sutherland

    Saturday Oct 21, 2023 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Do you believe in ghosts? Join Joel A. Sutherland, the award-winning author of the bestselling Haunted Canada series and many spooky novels, for an event filled with storytelling, history, humour…and ghosts, of course! Joel, who grew up in Ottawa, will also share some local ghost stories and tips for aspiring young writers in this fun, interactive program. Also, with Halloween just around the corner, we invite you to start the party early and wear your costume!

    For ages 8-12

    Bio:

    Joel A. Sutherland is the Silver Birch Award-winning author of numerous volumes of Haunted Canada (a series that now has more than 500,000 copies in print and is celebrating its 20th anniversary), Screamers (Scholastic Canada), and Summer's End (a Red Maple Award Honour Book currently in development for television by Scholastic Entertainment). His series, Haunted, including The House Next Door, has been praised by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine. His latest release is his debut young adult novel, House of Ash and Bone (Tundra Books). He has a Masters of Information and Library Studies from Aberystwyth University in Wales and lives in southeastern Ontario with his family. Visit Joel at joelasutherland.com.

  • Thursday Nov 09, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as Master Gardener Odette McIntyre demystifies the world of composting, the dos & don'ts, the green & the brown, we'll learn how to use this “gardener’s gold”. This is the most sustainable habit one can learn to feed their garden.

    Please register for this event, but drop in spots will be available.

    Part 4 of our Gardening Series

    Part 1 Thursday October 12: Seed Saving at the Vernon Branch.

    Part 2 Thursday October 19 : Cold Frames and Cold Crops at the Metcalfe Branch.

    Part 3 Thursday October 26: The Urban Potager at the Osgoode Branch.

  • Thursday Nov 16, 2023 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Whoa, backup! Effective strategies for keeping your computer files safe​

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos, photos, tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup!​