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  • Saturday May 11, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join local author Sneha Madhavan-Reese for “Using Science in Poems.”

    How can the use of scientific language elevate a poem? How can science be used as a handhold to bring a reader someplace new and unexpected? How can scientific facts in a poem add layers of meaning?

    We will read and discuss published poems, have time for writing and sharing (if desired), and workshop a poem by each participant.

    Please bring writing materials and a poem of your own (on any subject) for feedback from the group.

    Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the author of two poetry collections, Observing the Moon and Elementary Particles. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. She is the 2015 winner of Arc Poetry Magazine's Diana Brebner Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize, and received an honourable mention at the 2018 National Magazine Awards. She serves on the editorial board of Canthius magazine and lives with her family in Ottawa. Visit her website at www.madhavan-reese.com/sneha

  • Saturdays, May 11, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • a hand holding paper money, surrounded by coins

    Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Join us for a presentation from Scott G. Elliott, CPA. Learn about age appropriate “teachable moments” for kids of all ages – from as young as 5 to young adults. Ensure your child’s future financial independence with our tips and best practices.

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card.

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Première enquête de Maigret par Georges Simenon.

  • Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Adults are welcome to join us for a cozy paint night. Follow our step-by-step instructions and create a work of art that you can be proud of. The art work will measure 12.5"x9.2" in size and all supplies will be provided. Come in and have fun! Painting is beginner friendly. 

  • Banner reading "Dried Flower Suncatchers at the Beaverbrook Branch"

    Saturday May 18, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Celebrate sunny days ahead by hanging a kaleidoscope of natural materials in your window. Join us at the Beaverbrook Branch for a beautiful craft, calm atmosphere, and good conversation. 

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Agents, editors, and professors of creative writing make a big deal about point of view (POV). As well, different POVs sound and feel different to the reader, POV comes in different flavors: first person, second person, third person limited, omniscient, objective; and different cases: past and present; and different depths. Furthermore, you can use different POVs in different sections of a story to achieve different effects. Deft management of POV in your stories will make your writing more professional and more appealing to readers.