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  • wool used to knit

    Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.  

  • Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a relaxing activity that is low stress and doesn't require any special skills?  Then colouring may be for you!   Join us to explore your creative side, relax and meet new friends.  All supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Drop-in program.

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Following Babytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and babies. Drop-in program.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Join us in the auditorium every Wednesday for a free Wes Anderson film at 6 pm. 

    May 8 - Bottle Rocket (1996)

    Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. | R, 91min

    May 15 - Rushmore (1998)

    A teenager at Rushmore Academy falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta. | R, 93min

    May 22 - The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. | R, 110min

    May 29 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

    With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. | R, 119min

    June 12 - The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

    A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. | R, 91min

    June 19 - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. | PG, 87min

    June 26 - Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Two 12-year-olds, who live on an island, fall in love with each other and elope into the wilderness. While people set out on a search mission, a violent storm approaching them catches their attention. | PG-13, 94min

    July 10 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge. | R, 99min

    July 17 - Isle of Dogs (2018)

    Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. | PG-13, 101min

    July 24 - The French Dispatch (2021)

    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine". | R, 107min

    July 31 - Asteroid City (2023)

    Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City to compete in a junior stargazing event, only to have his world view disrupted forever. | PG-13, 105min

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    Wednesday May 22, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    Join author Viveca Sten to discus her Hidden in Snow.

    Photo of Viveca Sten by Peter Knutson.