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  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    120 minutes

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players! Registration Required

    Ages 13-17.

  • Banner reading "Quilling at Beaverbrook"

    Friday Apr 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a beautiful scene using strips of paper in this easy-to-follow craft. 

  • Saturdays, Apr 27, 2024 - May 25, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.  Note: there is no program on March 30th.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Poetry as Invective: Feeling a little on edge? Do you lack the words to express your disappointment, rage, or, maybe, hope? Consider writing invective! Catallus, Francois Villon, and Sylvia Plath broke hearts and egos with their poems of rage and spite. But here's the secret: that verbal energy can be used to celebrate joys large and small. In this intensive workshop, we'll examine three poems of invective, learn how those poems work, and, with luck, you will draft your own poem of praise or admiration for ... something wonderful. 

    Stephen Brockwell's books Fruitfly Geographic (ECW Press, 2004) and All of Us Reticent, Here, Together (Mansfield Press, 2016) won the Archibald Lampman Award. 

  • girl sewing

    Saturdays, Apr 27, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Discover the fun of sewing by hand and finish simple sewing projects in this 5-part program. For ages 9-12.

    Registration required. 

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Join us for a personal finance session about budgeting and saving for teens presented by Scott G. Elliott from CPA Canada.

    Budgeting is important in order for us to know where our money is going and to help us keep our spending and saving habits in balance.

    Drop ins are welcome but registration is recommended to save your spot.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn the art of origami! Join us as we talk about the art of paper folding and make everything from flowers to animals, and more!

  • Saturdays, Apr 27, 2024 - May 25, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine (including safety) and sew your own book bag to keep! This program consists of four sessions over a two month period. *You must be able to commit to all four sessions.* All supplies will be provided. Required skills: • Ability to follow instructions, to work independently, and to wait patiently for assistance when needed • Can safely use sewing implements with minimal supervision (needles, seam rippers, and sharp scissors) Ages 9-12 years old.