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  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.

  • Children working together at a table.

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Come get excited about STEM with us! 

    Every two weeks during our regular Monday Homeschool Happenings program, there will be science experiments suitable for children ages 6-12 years and their adult co-learner. 

    This program is in partnership with the Let's Talk Science with UOttawa and Carleton U.

    Dates are as follows : 

    -January 29

    -February 12

    -February 26

    -March 11 **This is March Break week -- registration is required.

    -March 25

    -April 8

    -April 22

    -May 6

    -June 3

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 04, 2024
    2:00pm
    240 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 04, 2024
    5:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come enjoy a night of fun at the library. Play a new board game or bring your own to play with a friend.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Monday Feb 26, 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.

    Registration is limited. 

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Want your own website? Today's web-building technologies offer page templates, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, and instant web hosting. So, it's easy to create a website with no HTML coding being required. And it can be completely free. In this presentation, Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create a website from scratch and make content available on the Internet.

  • poster for Decision to Leave

    Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Thrilla Thursdays are back! Except they are on Monday. But it's still Korean films so that's good. Some revisits and a couple new ones.

    Join us for a free screening of Decision to Leave. Ahhhhhhh yeeeee that's right, we playing it again. Again and again. The film was directed by Park Chan-wook and was released in 2022. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 139 minutes. In Korean with English subtitles

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come and discover all the amazing things you can access through the Ottawa Public Library Website (Bibliocommons).

    I will do a group PowerPoint and then answer any questions people have.

    Drop in program