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  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a viewing of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 as we celebrate Asian Heritage Month at the Ottawa Public Library.

    Film synopsis: "Yuta Okkotsu is haunted by the spirit of his childhood friend Rika, who died in a tragic traffic accident. Her spirit no longer appears as the sweet girl he called his beloved. Instead, her spirit has been cursed and she manifests as a monstrous entity who protects him against his will. Unable to control Rika's immense power, Yuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed caused by his curse. As a result, Yuta is apprehended by Jujutsu Sorcerers, secret guardians of the world who are trained to combat Cursed Spirits like Rika. Yuta wishes to die in complete isolation so no one else can get hurt, but Satoru Gojo offers him a different path."

    Popcorn will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks too!

    105 min. English with subtitles. PG-13.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Asian Heritage Month

    Saturday May 25, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a journey of love and tragedy with the Ottawa Public Library as we present Butterfly Lovers, a captivating Chinese legend performed by the Mengwei Yue Opera Studio. Experience the allure of Yue Opera, as graceful movements and operatic voices bring the tale of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai to life. This special occasion also features an English narrator to guide you through the story, followed by an interactive discussion. 

    Join us for an hour of unforgettable experience celebrating the magic of storytelling and Chinese heritage during Asian Heritage Month.

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    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.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • person reading to children

    Monday May 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months.

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. No program May 20.

  • Toddlertime

    Monday May 27, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers together with their parents or caregivers.

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Mondays, May 27, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.