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  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • image of wooden scrabble tiles beside image of stack of library books

    Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Vous aimez les jeux de société et les jeux de cartes? Vous souhaitez discuter de votre dernière lecture avec quelqu'un? Vous avez envie d'une partie de Scrabble, Carcasonne ou Mille bornes en français? Rejoingnez-nous pour cette rencontre informelle et amusante en langue française. 

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Mar 25, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    75 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • open book on tree roots, surrounded by leaves

    Thursday Mar 28, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

  • Tuesday Apr 09, 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 Niré par Aki Shimazaki.

  • Wednesday Apr 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr.  Discussion held in English.   Drop-In.           

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Wednesday May 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for a lively discussion of Canada, A Portrait in Letters by Charlotte Gray.  Discussion held in English.  Drop-In.