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  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Join us for a celebration of gardens! We will be reading a  picture book, planting a mini-garden to take home and doing a plant related craft.

    Registration required.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!

  • Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos.  The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleands Photo Club.

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will embroider a corner bookmark to take home!  All supplies are provided.  

  • Hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Adults and teens are invited to get creative and make an awful imperfect piece of art. At the end of the session, you will get to vote on which of your fellow artists’ work is the worst! All supplies are provided. 

    Tuesday May 7, 6:00-7:30pm

    Registration required

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    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.

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Feb 13, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Come meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. All are welcome!

    Every second Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

    Here's what we're reading in 2024/2025:

    • March 14: Dead Wake by Eric Larson
    • April 11: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 
    • May 9: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    • June 6: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou
    • July 11: Mansions of the Moon by Shyam Selvadurai
    • August 8: Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall
    • September 12: On the Ravine by Vincent Lam
    • October 10: The Story of Us by Catherine Hernandez
    • November 14: Snow by John Banville
    • December 12: Three Holidays and a Wedding by Uzma Jalaluddin
    • January 9: A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
    • February 13: The Drowning Woman by Robin Harding
  • Young child doing science experiment

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - May 30, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.