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  • Mercredi Apr 19, 2023 à 14 h / jusqu'à Mercredi 14 juin 2023

    Mystery Lovers Book Club

    Book club for adults that love to read a good mystery.

    Please register online (each date individually) and pick up your copy of the book about a month before the meeting date at the main desk of the Cumberland Branch. No need to request the book.

    Here are the next books:

    The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson - March 15, 2023

    The Butcher and the Wren by Alaina Urquhart - april 19, 2023

    Dream Town by David Baldacci - May 17, 2023

    The Guest List by Lucy Foley - June 14, 2023

  • Spices
    Jeudi Apr 20, 2023 à 14 h

    Each month we'll feature a new spice and make it available in a small FREE take-home kit, which will include:

    a small sample of the spice, a brief history of the spice, recipes, and links to our library databases.

    Then join us for a Spice Club Chat!  We will be hosting an in branch chat every other month to discuss the spices, and to share your opinions, experiences and love (or not) of those spices.

    Spice kits will be available for pick up on the 1st Thursday of the Month.  

    Registration is required.

  • Colourful Leaves
    Jeudi Apr 20, 2023 à 18 h 30 / jusqu'à Jeudi 18 mai 2023

    Get cozy with a good book and a craft project! If you enjoy reading and are feeling crafty, you will appreciate this club! No talent or knowledge is required. Discuss books while trying glass etching, making bath bombs, and much more! 

    Ages 13-18. Registration Required.

  • Jeudi Apr 20, 2023 à 18 h 30

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. 

    Please register one spot for each adult in attendance. Each registrant must have their own individual Library card in order to register. If you need a Library card get one here:

  • Vendredi Apr 21, 2023 à 14 h 30

    Journaling is a wonderful way to discover the world around you, so join us at the library to start your very own nature journal. Become a keen observer of the natural world by drawing and writing about what you see and feel when you look at plants and animals in your neighbourhood. All materials will be provided for participants.

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Samedi Apr 22, 2023 à 10 h

    Black History Ottawa, the Ubuntu Legacy Network and the Historical Society of Ottawa invite you to the first of a three-part book club on Tom Zoellner's "Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire"

    Learn how the forces of literacy and revolution brought an end to slavery in the British Empire. 

    This inclusive community safe-space legacy workshop series is part of the 2023 commemoration of the 230th anniversary of the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada and the 190th anniversary of the 1833 Act to Abolish Slavery in the British Empire. 

    Visit to register for this workshop. Places are limited. Due to the nature of the content explored in this workshop, only those aged 18 years and older may participate. 

    The second and third sessions will take place respectively on March 25, 2023 and on April 22, 2023. They will both take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room B125 of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe Street). 

  • Samedi Apr 22, 2023 à 10 h 10

    L'inscription débute Le Mercredi 29 mars 2023 - 10h30

    Ages 4 to 6 years old. It's earth day! Let's take a recycled item and transform it into a lovely earth friendly craft. 

    Registration required. 

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa
    Samedi Apr 22, 2023 à 14 h / jusqu'à Samedi 3 juin 2023

    Our Storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts
    Samedi Apr 22, 2023 à 14 h 30

    Create Picasso-inspired Bookmarks using watercolors & acrylics.

  • Lundi Apr 24, 2023 à 13 h

    Maintaining healthy eating habits throughout the lifespan is important.  Participants will learn about changing dietary needs and eating habits as we age, reflect on their own eating habits, needs and challenges, discuss heathy eating, and explore opportunities to expand their options.

    Registration is limited. Please register online. 

    Presenter can offer information in French as well.