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  • 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.  

  • Thursday May 09, 2024 at 4:15pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 7-12 years old. Let's do some paper craft engineering and a not-so-engineering craft too! Join us after school. 

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    6:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • How to Secure a Home Wireless Network

    Thursday May 09, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

  • 3 children reading and one child browsing the bookshelf

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    This club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. (Due to March Break, the meeting will be pushed to March 21st.)

    Come share the enjoyment of reading books with other kids ages 9-12!

    Each meeting we will have a book battle to choose the book we will be reading that month. 

    Registration required (up to 8 participants). 

  • Friday May 10, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Friday May 10, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

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

  • Web banner for travel

    Friday May 10, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from two trips - one via ship and one via tour bus. Sights include Cork, Dublin, Northern Ireland (Belfast, Londonderry, Giant’s Causeway) and the west coast (Cliffs of Mohr, Connemara). 
    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.
     

  • Happy Cat: Peaceful Playful Crafting

    Friday May 10, 2024 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Happy Cat: Peaceful, Playful Crafting

    For those looking for a quiet creative outlet to unleash their imaginations.

    Welcoming creators ages 6-9.

    All materials provided.

  • Saturday May 11, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join local author Sneha Madhavan-Reese for “Using Science in Poems.”

    How can the use of scientific language elevate a poem? How can science be used as a handhold to bring a reader someplace new and unexpected? How can scientific facts in a poem add layers of meaning?

    We will read and discuss published poems, have time for writing and sharing (if desired), and workshop a poem by each participant.

    Please bring writing materials and a poem of your own (on any subject) for feedback from the group.

    Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the author of two poetry collections, Observing the Moon and Elementary Particles. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. She is the 2015 winner of Arc Poetry Magazine's Diana Brebner Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize, and received an honourable mention at the 2018 National Magazine Awards. She serves on the editorial board of Canthius magazine and lives with her family in Ottawa. Visit her website at www.madhavan-reese.com/sneha