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  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Make your own Dahlia Paper Wreath. We will upcycle pages from a book for our petals which will produce a stunning end result. The finished wreath is approximately 22 inches in diameter. All supplies are provided.

  • Children learning and playing

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - May 09, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.

  • Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Drop-in for Storybook reading, songs, bounces and rhymes too!  

    Ages newborn to 17/18 months. 

  • Young child doing science experiment

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Stories and activities that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.​

    ​For a child aged 3-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required.

    Please only reserve a spot for each child attending.  

  • chessboard set up with brown- and cream-coloured playing pieces

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18

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

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30pm
    180 minutes

    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.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • four coloured dice

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

    Programme portes-ouvertes 

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program 

  • Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.