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  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Aug 19, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    June Title: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss

    June's book club meeting will be a walking tour around Old Ottawa South! This 2 km walk is wheelchair accessible and will start and finish at the Sunnyside Branch. 

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Tuesday Aug 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Explore simple concepts of rocket science. Registration required. Ages 4-6.

    Learn about the planets in our solar system neighbourhood and make a straw rocket that you can launch. 

  • Wednesday Aug 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join other readers and share your favourite reads of the Summer.  A great opportunity to get reading recommendations from other book lovers. 

    August 28th 

    1 - 2 pm

  • Wednesdays, Sep 04, 2024 - Jun 04, 2025
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    January 2025 session will be held January 8th. 

    September 2024 - June 2025 Selections

    September 4th :
    Truth Be Told by Beverley McLachlin

    October 2nd:
    After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    November 6th:
    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    December 4th:
    The Adversary by Michael Crummey

    January 8th:
    What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad

    February 5th:
    Erebus by Michael Palin

    March 5th:
    The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    April 2nd :
    Mouth to Mouth by Antoine Wilson

    May 7th:
    The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

    June 4th:
    The Future by Catherine Leroux

     

  • Picture of an open book

    Monday Sep 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "White Ivy" by Susie Yang.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Tuesdays, Sep 17, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • Picture of an open book

    Monday Oct 21, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Permanent Astonishment" by Thomson Highway.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.