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  • 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.

  • Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us for gardening club! Learn how to start seedlings and gather information on the best way to start your garden from fellow gardeners. Come for coffee, tea, great gardening conversations and free resources to start your garden along with the opportunity to share and swap seeds and plants. All are welcome, and no experience necessary!

  • 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). 

  • Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Second Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

    April 2024: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

    May 2024: Violeta by Isabel Allende

    June 2024: What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam Chancy

  • 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.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background

    Fridays, May 10, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    11:00am
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

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

    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.

  • Friday May 10, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come crafting at the library, we have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Viens bricoler à la biblio, on a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Portes ouvertes. 4-12 ans.