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  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Combine basic drawing strokes into easy-to-learn pattern combinations that inspire creativity, relaxation and meditation.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription requise.

  • Calculator and rulers

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Come join our homework club and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy. Ages 6-12.  Drop in.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. 6-12 Ans. Portes ouvertes, aucune inscription requise!

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    6:30pm
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Practice English and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    Margaret is an accredited teacher of English as a Second Language with more than 8 years experience in teaching adults who are new to Canada. Margaret endeavours to assist English learners strengthen their language skills through engaging conversations and discussions of some of the practical and cultural intricacies of living in Canada. 

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Drop in and practice your English through social conversation and fun group activities. All languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

  • National Canadian Film Day 2024

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 3:30am
    105 minutes

    Twenty-five years after starring in the hit 90s film Smoke Signals, Cody Lightning directs and stars in this uproarious mockumentary about a fictionalized version of himself attempting to make a sequel. When a mysterious fan offers a full budget for the film, Cody jumps at the chance, promising the full participation of the original cast. The only thing standing in his way is the small fact that the entire original cast hates him. A refreshing and occasionally raunchy comedy, this charming underdog story is a great movie about how to make a terrible one. 2023. 102 min. English with French subtitles.

    Vingt-cinq ans après avoir joué dans le film à succès des années 90, Le secret des cendres (Smoke Signals), Cody Lightning réalise et joue dans ce faux documentaire hilarant qui raconte la tentative d'une version fictive de lui-même qui veut tourner une suite au film. Lorsqu'un mystérieux fan lui offre la totalité du budget pour le film, Cody saute sur l'occasion, promettant la participation totale de la distribution originale. La seule chose qui lui barre la route est le fait que toute la distribution originale du film le déteste. Cette comédie rafraîchissante et parfois grinçante, qui raconte l'histoire d'un anti-héros, est un excellent film sur comment faire un mauvais film. 2023. 102 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français.

  • parent and baby

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    10:00am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. 

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 01, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for conversation and laughter as ​we play games, share stories, and ​connect with each other in a relaxed atmosphere.​

    Various activities will be provided.​

    Drop-in.​

  • A hand holding a bill surrounded by coins of various denominations

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

    The Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be offering free tax clinics in English on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Before arriving at the free tax clinics, you must verify whether you meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s eligibility criteria and ensure to bring the appropriate documentation with you. Our volunteers will not process self-employment or business taxes. 

    Click on the "View full schedule" button on the right of the screen to see when the clinics will be offered.