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Clara's Rib (Stittsville Library)
Apr
16
1:30 PM13:30

Clara's Rib (Stittsville Library)

Join the Goulbourn Historical Society at the Stittsville Library on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library meeting room to hear about Clara’s Rib. This book, by local author Anne Raina, tells the story of her sister Clara’s time in the Royal Ottawa Sanatorium (the San) for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Anne and Clara’s father and six more of their siblings also spent years in the San, with their father and two brothers dying of the disease.  Anne will tell Clara’s story, focusing on her years growing up in the San. She will explain why, when Clara left the San for the last time, one of her own ribs was packed in her suitcase.

Many of us probably remember the San which was located on Carling Avenue. It was often thought its high wrought iron gates were to allow no one in or out, except those unfortunate enough to have contracted TB.  Do you remember the tests in school when they ‘stapled’ your arm?

Anne has recently published two children’s books which give her a Goulbourn connection. The illustrator for these books is Julia Taylor of Munster. Anne will have copies of her three books for sale and she will be happy to sign them and chat with you.

Attendance, parking and refreshments are free. And, as always, remember to tell a neighbour, bring a friend.

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Introduction to Gouache
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Introduction to Gouache

  • Ottawa Public Library, Manotick Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Véronique Stéfanica will introduce participants to gouache paint, leading them through exercises on how to paint uniform backgrounds, gradations and "dark on light" painting. While focusing on a round shape, participants will learn shading techniques which they will use to produce a final painting.

Contact the Manotick Library Branch if you have questions or would like to register for this workshop: manotick@biblioottawalibrary.ca.

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Protecting Your Computer Workshop
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Protecting Your Computer Workshop

  • Ottawa Public Library Manotick Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Contact the Manotick Library Branch if you have questions or would like to register for this workshop: manotick@biblioottawalibrary.ca.

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Ottawa Central Library Planning
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

Ottawa Central Library Planning

  • Ottawa City Hall / Jean Pigott Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ottawa Public Library is holding initial discussions on a Central Library in Ottawa, and you're invited to provide input into the spaces and services of the future building.

There are three ways you can get involved:

  1. Attend the meeting March 31 - register here.
  2. Watch the live webcast of the public discussion. Add comments about the meeting through April 6, 2015.
  3. Visit the Main branch at 120 Metcalfe St. from March 21-27 to write your comments on an idea board located on the Ground floor.
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