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  • Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4 Intermediate: February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4 intermédiaire: les 8, 15, 22, 29 février

  • Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Session 4 beginner : February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session 4 débutant: les 8, 15, 22, 29 février 2024

  • Hand holding bank note, surrounded by coins. Main tenant un billet de banque et entourée de pièces

    Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 08, 2024
    10:00am
    420 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    (Le français suit l’anglais)

    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 North Gloucester branch will be offering free tax clinics in English on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect sessions to last about 45 minutes; partners looking to get their taxes done together must expect the time of two sessions: 90 minutes.

    Before arriving to the free tax clinics, you must verify whether you meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s eligibility criteria. 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. 

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    Avez-vous besoin d’aide avec vos déclarations de revenus? Si vous avez un revenu modeste et une situation fiscale simple, des bénévoles formés pourraient remplir vos déclarations de revenu gratuitement. La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa s’allie avec l’Agence du revenu du Canada afin d’offrir des comptoirs d’impôt gratuits par l’entremise du Programme communautaire des bénévoles en matière d’impôt.  

    La succursale Gloucester nord offrira des comptoirs d’impôts gratuits en anglais seulement selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. Attendez-vous à ce que les séances prennent environ 45 minutes; les partenaires voulant faire leurs déclarations de revenus ensemble doivent s’attendre à la durée équivalent à deux séances : 90 minutes.

    Avant de vous présenter aux comptoirs d’impôt gratuits, vous devez vous assurer de répondre aux critères d’admissibilité de l’Agence du revenu du Canada. Nos volontaires ne rempliront pas les déclarations de revenus de travailleurs indépendants ou d’entreprises.

    Appuyez sur le bouton « Voir l’horaire complet » à la droite de l’écran afin de voir quand les comptoirs seront offerts  

  • Tuesdays, Mar 05, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    28 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Tell me a tale; it doesn't have to be true. Registration recommended. Ages 8-12.

    We will be creating stories through fun and games. 

    Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows. 

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    8 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

  • Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 4:45pm
    20 minutes

    A mysterious force has propelled you through time and you have 20 minutes to work together with other teens to find the clues, solve the mystery and find your way back to the present. For ages 13 to 17.

    There is a maximum of 5 people per time slot. 

    There are three time slots available : 

    4:45 pm, (English session)

    5:20 pm, (English session)

    5:50 pm. (French session)

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    Note: This escape room has been organised and created by Teen volunteers (2023-2024 Teen Advisory Group) @ North Gloucester branch.

  • Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 5:20pm
    20 minutes

    A mysterious force has propelled you through time and you have 20 minutes to work together with other teens to find the clues, solve the mystery and find your way back to the present. For ages 13 to 17.

    There is a maximum of 5 people per time slot. 

    There are three time slots available : 

    4:45 pm, (English session)

    5:20 pm, (English session)

    5:50 pm. (French session)

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    Note: This escape room has been organised and created by Teen volunteers (2023-2024 Teen Advisory Group) @ North Gloucester branch.

  • a hand holding paper money, surrounded by coins

    Saturday Apr 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Join us for a presentation from Scott G. Elliott, CPA. Learn about age appropriate “teachable moments” for kids of all ages – from as young as 5 to young adults. Ensure your child’s future financial independence with our tips and best practices.

  • A naloxone kit next to the City of Ottawa's logo and the words "Public Health / Santé publique"

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life.

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation.

    This is an English-only and hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the meeting room A of the North Gloucester Branch.

    A French version of this program will be offered on April 17, 2024 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

    Ce programme sera offert en français le 17 avril 2024 de 19 h à 19 h 45.