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  • Thursdays, Jun 01, 2023 - Dec 07, 2023
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    An open house for persons with dementia, their care partners, and families.

    Fun and stimulating mental activities are planned to enhance the social interactions and the connections that are built within the group. Light snacks and warm drinks are served alongside items that aim to spark conversations and reminiscing.

    First Thursday of each month (starts in May 2023). 1-3pm.

  • Thursdays, Jun 01, 2023 - Dec 21, 2023
    90 minutes

    30 sessions remaining

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

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    Wednesdays, Jun 07, 2023 - Jun 14, 2023
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. A facilitator will be there to lead the group.

    Drop in program

  • Thursday Jun 08, 2023 at 6:45pm
    75 minutes

    Writing group for teens 13-17, facilitated by the Stittsville Creative Writing Group. A member of the SCWG will help teens express their ideas in writing through a variety of lessons and formats. Encouraging the next generation of writers will strengthen literacy in the future.               

     Participants are asked to come prepared to write, with a device or pen/pencil and paper.

  • Monday Jun 12, 2023 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of books in a relaxed atmosphere on the Second Monday of the month.

    The Stittsville Open book club is a drop in that runs monthly from September to June.

     Books are available at the Stittsville branch Hub (central desk). 

  • Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club! You can register for the Club and track your reading all summer long! All ages. Drop-in.

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des activités amusantes et des bricolages créatifs à l'occasion du lancement du Club de lecture d'été TD 2023 ! Vous pouvez vous inscrire au Club et faire le suivi de vos lectures tout au long de l'été ! Pour tous les âges. Portes ouvertes.

  • Saturday Jun 17, 2023 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Welcome to Writing Series - Evocative Writing - Wordcraft for Emotional Impact with Amanda O'Gorman.

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group, in conjunction with the Ottawa Public Library, is pleased to present the Welcome to Writing Series. This is a collection of seminars or workshops with the goal of making you a better writer. Our intent is to foster creativity, literacy, and love of the written word. Members of the SCWG will present on the indicated topic. Registration is required.

    The writer's adage says: don't tell your audience what you want them to know, show them what you want them to see.  You have practiced descriptive writing.  Now, step deeper into writing that is immersive.  Learn to use the tools of all five senses, as well as memory, emotion and soulfulness, to create a moment that your reader can feel, as well as see.  In this seminar we will explore the potential impact of word choice, and why selecting the best word for the moment is like creating a gourmet meal in which all the colours, flavours and aromas must compliment one another for full effect.  This will be a workshop in which you are welcome to create something new, or to rework a previously written piece that you want to take from Descriptive to Evocative.

  • Monday Jul 03, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Is it weird, or is it true? Is it science or magic? Come to the library to find out! Ages 7 to 12. Please register with a library card. 

    Bizarre, ou vrai? Est-ce de la science ou de la magie? Venez à la bibliothèque pour le savoir! Pour les 7 à 12 ans. Veuillez vous inscrire avec une carte de bibliothèque.

  • a girl is reading a science book

    Tuesday Jul 04, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Da Vinci was an accomplished artist and skilled scientist and you can be, too. Paint to explore solubility, absorption, and surface tension. Weave a colourful pattern to model climate change. Create a pneumatic creature to investigate the power of air. Discover the joy of combining science and art!

    Come join us for this hybrid program (in-person with presenter online) with our partner, Scientists in School! Ages 8-12.

  • Wednesday Jul 05, 2023 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am

    Stories, songs, puppets and crafts for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Using one library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance. To get a Library card, register online here:

    Contes, chansons, marionnettes et bricolages pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez inscrire une place pour chaque enfant présent. Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: