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  • Rockcliffe Park
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 9:30am

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

  • person reading to children
    Cumberland
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:00am

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

  • Main
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0-18 months and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to stay after the program to play and chat. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0 à 18 mois et un parent ou gardien. N’hésitez pas à rester après le programme pour jouer et socialiser. Portes ouvertes.

    Closed Monday, May 20. | Fermée le lundi 20 mai.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:00am

    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.

  • Adult reading to a group of children
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:15am

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

    **Please note : 

    -No programming on March 4 and 6 (week *before* March Break)

    -March Break : this program will occur as usual, followed by a craft activity (suitable for ages 4 and up, as supplies last).

  • Cumberland
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

    Join us on Mondays and Tuesdays in our children's area to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Joignez-nous les lundis et mardis au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.

  • North Gower

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    March 18             April 8 

    March 25             April 15

    April 1                  April 22

  • St-Laurent
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Kids reading books
    Osgoode
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

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

    Drop in.

  • Toddlertime
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

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

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Babytime
    Greely
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. 

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Osgoode
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 11:00am

    Meet new friends after storytime!

    Chat and play with puppets, building blocks, puzzles and much more.

    Drop in.

  • Toddlertime
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 11:15am

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

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Babytime
    Greenboro
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 11:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • Carlingwood
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Participants will consider the potential for disasters including winter storms, heat waves, power outages, floods, pandemics, and more, as well as the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves to be ready when emergencies occur.

  • Adult playing board game with children
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 1:00pm

    A weekly outing for home-schooling families. Board games, building blocks, LEGO® bricks, and... as many books as you may want to read!

    NOTE : during March Break, this room will be open to all! A structured activity is likely to be planned. Stay tuned.

    ***

    Une belle sortie hebdomadaire pour les  familles qui font l'école à la maison. Jeux de société, blocs LEGO® et... autant de livres que tu désires en lire!

    À noter : durant la semaine de relâche de mars, cette salle sera ouverte à tous! Il est possible qu'une activité avec animation soit planifiée. À suivre!

  • Stittsville
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 1:15pm

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. 

  • North Gloucester
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Drop in to play, make and read! For ages 4-12. Please note that staff will not supervise activities.

    Mondays March 25, April 8, April 22 and May 6 

    UPDATE: April 8 session has been moved to 12:30-3 P.M.

    Venez jouer ou créer ou lire! Pour les enfants de 4 à 12 ans. Veuillez noter que les activités ne seront pas supervisées par le personnel.  

    Les lundis 25 mars, 8 avril, 22 avril et 6 mai 

    MISE À JOUR: la session du 8 avril aura lieu de 12 h 30 à 15 h

  • Cumberland
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    NO PROGRAM ON MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2024.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Baby playgroups are facilitated by Early Childhood Educators with early learning activities for babies and a chance for caregivers to network and share experiences.   A partnership between the Early On Family and Child Centre and the Library. 

    Ages 0-12 months.  Drop in Program.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life or upon death.

    What is estate planning?

    Estate planning process

    Key ideas

    Tools and aids

    Q&A

  • Children working together at a table.
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Come get excited about STEM with us! 

    Every two weeks during our regular Monday Homeschool Happenings program, there will be science experiments suitable for children ages 6-12 years and their adult co-learner. 

    This program is in partnership with the Let's Talk Science with UOttawa and Carleton U.

    Dates are as follows : 

    -January 29

    -February 12

    -February 26

    -March 11 **This is March Break week -- registration is required.

    -March 25

    -April 8

    -April 22

    -May 6

    -June 3

  • Greely
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • Main
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00pm

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • Chess set
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Interested in chess and looking for new opponents? 

    Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

    Reserved for players aged between 7-17.

  • child and adult playing with Lego bricks
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Create and build with Lego®, Magna Tiles, blocks, etc.! We provide the toys, you bring your imagination! Ages 6 and up. Adult supervision is required.

    À vos Lego®, Magna Tiles, et autres jouets de construction! Nous fournissons les matériaux, vous apportez votre imagination! 6 ans et plus. Les adultes doivent superviser les enfants à leur charge.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Êtes-vous à un niveau intermédiaire ? Rejoignez notre groupe intemédiare à 17h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
    Are you at an intermediate level? Join our intermediate conversation group at 5pm. 

  • Graphic of people talking
    Elmvale Acres
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Vous êtes débutant? Rejoignez notre groupe débutant à 16h.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. For an intermediate level.
    Are you a beginner? Join our beginner's conversation group at 4pm. 

  • Calculator and rulers
    Greenboro
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Tutoring and help with homework. After school for children ages 6 - 14 (Grades 1-10).

    Drop-in program offered in partnership with United for Literacy.

    Les étudiants de la 1ère à la 10ème année, agés de 6 à 14 ans, peuvent obtenir de l’aide aux devoirs.

    Programme portes ouvertes offert en collaboration avec l’organisme Littératie Ensemble.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:15pm

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Beaverbrook
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:30pm

    Come enjoy a night of fun at the library. Play a new board game or bring your own to play with a friend.

  • seed saving
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:30pm

    Take some seeds… bring some seeds!  A sustainable way to grow your garden and chat with other gardeners in the community.

  • Richmond
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 5:30pm

    Come and join us for the evening of learning how to crochet.

    Crochet is one of the arts that come under the category of the art of creating beauty with tread.

    From the beginner to the Amigurumi artist. Join us for a series of crochet programs.

  • Rideau
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

    Avez-vous besoin d'aide pour préparer vos impôts? Si vous avez un revenu modeste et une situation fiscale simple, des bénévoles formés pourront vous aider à remplir votre déclaration de revenus et ce, gratuitement. La Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa collabore avec son partenaire, l'Agence du Revenu du Canada, afin d'offrir ces comptoirs d'impôts gratuits grâce au Programme communautaire des bénévoles en matière d’impôt (PCBMI). 

    April 20th clinic is cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    La clinique du 20 avril est annulée. Nous sommes désolé du trouble que cela peut vous causer. 

  • Rosemount
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00pm

    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 PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Main
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Jumanji film poster
    Sunnyside
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:15pm

    Come watch the movie Jumanji with us in a relaxed atmosphere! Which of the two movies is best? 

    You can bring your lawn chair and a blanket for extra comfort if you like :)

    *organized by the Teen volunteers of the Sunnyside Library.

  • Greenboro
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Stittsville
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Come and create an Upcycled Feather out of old denim.  These feathers can be used as bookmarks, or grouped together for an art piece.

    Supplies for Two feathers will be provided.

  • Calculator and rulers
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Come join our homework club and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy. Ages 6-12.  Drop in.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. 6-12 Ans. Portes ouvertes, aucune inscription requise!

  • Beaverbrook
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, music, and refreshments!

  • St-Laurent
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

  • French Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 22, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • Babytime
    Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:00am

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

  • Orléans
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:00am

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • parents reading to children / des parents lisent à leurs enfants
    Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. 

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

  • Books
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:00am

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione

  • Hazeldean
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. 30 min. Registration required.

  • Beaverbrook
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers 19-36 months and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in. 

  • Babytime
    St-Laurent
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.   ​

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

  • Spark: A STEM Storytime
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    A fun program of discovery for preschoolers and their adult co-learner.

    Explore elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on inquiry-based activities and story. For ages 3-4. 

  • Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Join us on Mondays and Tuesdays in our children's area to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. 

    Joignez-nous les lundis et mardis au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes.

  • father mother children reading
    Richmond
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

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

    Feel free to "Stay and Play" with self-directed toys and activities after storytime.

    Drop-in Program

  • Elmvale Acres
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes.

  • The Morning Coffee Break
    Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

  • children playing at table
    Stittsville
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.   ​

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois. 

  • Vanier
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. 

  • Rideau
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Followed by 30 minutes of "stay and play" for those who would like to linger and socialize. Drop-in program. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Cela sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 30 minutes additionnel. Portes ouvertes.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Rosemount
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • Main
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue. Gratuit, inscription non requise. // Join our French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment. Free drop-in program.

  • Carlingwood
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months.

  • Sunnyside
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    This workshop, presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD)  is to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including:

    palliative care

    treatment options

    Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD

    The workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.  

    Adult, English event.  Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Greenboro
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Beaverbrook
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:00am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Drop-in program.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:00am

    Join us following Babytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous après le programme Bébé à la biblio pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Beaverbrook
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:30am

    Following Babytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and babies. Drop-in program.

  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland
    Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 12:00pm

    Join us for an adventure in Candyland! Explore this life sized board game where you are the pieces.

    Drop-in activity for families on April 23rd to 26th. For ages 4 and up.  

    Note to grown-ups: It will take up to 30 minutes to play a round of Candyland.  

    ..

    Venez à la bibliothèque pour une aventure à Candyland ! Explorez ce jeu de société grandeur nature dont vous êtes les pièces.

    Activité portes ouvertes pour familles du 23 au 26 avril. Pour les 4 ans et plus.  

    Note aux adultes : Il faut allouer environ 30 minutes pour jouer une partie de Candyland.  

  • North Gloucester
    Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • People conversing
    Alta Vista
    Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Join our English conversation group! All levels are welcome. Free. Drop-in. 

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais ! Les personnes de tous les niveaux sont les bienvenues. Gratuit. Inscription non-requise. 

  • St-Laurent
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults and teens of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

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    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes et adolescents de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

  • North Gloucester
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Carlingwood
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:15pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months.

    Drop-in

  • Orléans
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Babytime / Bébés à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    **Note: No program on April 9

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

    **Note: Aucun programme le 9 avril

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Rosemount
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

  • Knitting
    Centennial
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Carp
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Adult reading a book to baby
    Sunnyside
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:15pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.

    **Please note : this program takes a break on the first two weeks of March '24. It resumes on March 19th.

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    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

    **À noter : ce programme fera relâche les deux premières semaines de mars 2024. De retour le 19 mars.

  • Mario
    Beaverbrook
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 3:00pm

    Drop-in to play video games on our PS4 and WiiU. For ages 13-18. Drop-in. 

  • 2 kids sitting under a tree, silhouette with vibrant sky
    Rockcliffe Park
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Join us as we kickoff the 2023-2024 RP Rebel Readers Bookclub at Rockcliffe Park.  For the first meeting our book is "Children of the Fox" by Kevin Sands.

    Click here to place a hold for Children of the Fox for the physical book, eBook or audiobook.

    This bookclub is for kids ages 9-12 and will be in English.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    For our first meeting on 26 Sept at 4:00PM, bring at least one suggestion of a book to suggest to the group to read.  We will create our list of books for the remaining meetings.  

    We will meet once a month, on a Tuesday from 4-5PM on these dates:  You can click the link on the book titles below to place a hold.

    26 Sept, 2023

    24 Oct, 2023

    28 Nov, 2023

    19  Dec, 2023

    23 Jan, 2024 : The School of Good and Evil - book 1

    20 Feb, 2024 : The Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell - book 1

    26 Mar, 2024 : Keeper of Lost Cities - book 1

    23 April, 2024: The Revenge of Magic - book 1

    21 May, 2024 :The Blackthorn Key - book 1

    June date to be determined

  • Homework Help Web Banner
    Orléans
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Come and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy volunteers. For students in grades 1 through 10. / Reçois de l'aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l'anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. Pour les élèves de la 1e à la 10e année.

    Please note: A parent or caregiver for children participating in the homework club must remain in the library for the duration of a session. / Notez bien: Les parents ou les personnes en charge des enfants participant au club d'aide aux devoirs doivent rester dans la bibliothèque pendant toute la durée d'une séance.

    Online resources / Ressources en ligne

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop
    Rideau
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • poster for Yellow Sky
    Main
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Join us for our yellow selection for the Month of Colors with a free screening of Yellow Sky. The film was directed by Wiiliam A. Wellman and was released in 1948. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 98 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Centennial
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Drop in for some fun brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, and Rubik's Cubes. Are you up for the challenge?

    Please note this program is self-directed.

    Drop-in. Ages 8+

  • Rosemount
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Greenboro
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:15pm

    Drop in with your knitting every Tuesday

    Share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters.

    Venez faire un tour, échanger des conseils et des idées et converser avec d'autres adeptes du tricot!.

  • Calculator and rulers
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Come join our homework club and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy. Ages 6-12.  Drop in.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. 6-12 Ans. Portes ouvertes, aucune inscription requise!

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.

  • white, cream, brown-striped yarn
    North Gloucester
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Welcome back to North Gloucester! After a long hiatus, Knit Wits will be back in the New Year, trying out Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come share advice, ideas, and conversation with other knitters. Open to all adults and teens. Drop in. (Not for those looking to learn). || Bienvenue de retour à la succursale Gloucester nord! Après une longue détente, Trico'thé sera de retour en essayant le mardi soir, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30. Venez partager vos suggestions et idées tout en placotant avec d’autres tricoteurs! Ouverte aux adultes et ados. Inscription non-requise. (Pas pour ceux qui cherche à apprendre).

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Groupe de conversation en français
    St-Laurent
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

  • Cumberland
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription requise.

  • english
    Carlingwood
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Practice your English as a 2nd language in a conversational, relaxed environment. 

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Beaverbrook
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Drop in and practice your English through social conversation and fun group activities. All languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

  • Sunnyside
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Practice English and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    Margaret is an accredited teacher of English as a Second Language with more than 8 years experience in teaching adults who are new to Canada. Margaret endeavours to assist English learners strengthen their language skills through engaging conversations and discussions of some of the practical and cultural intricacies of living in Canada. 

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Joignez-vous à Dimitri Nasrallah, auteur canadien d’origine libanaise dont l’œuvre romanesque a été maintes fois primée, pour une séance de questions et réponses autour de son roman Hotline. Ce récit sur l’immigration, l’espoir et l’entraide a été sélectionné pour la cinquième édition d’Un livrel Canada, un club de lecture pancanadien, numérique et bilingue.  

    Beyrouth, 1984. Muna embrasse Halim pour la dernière fois, avant qu’il ne s’évapore dans un brouillard de poussière soulevé par les combats de rue. Deux ans plus tard, elle et son fils Omar, âgé de huit ans, posent leurs valises à Montréal, au commencement de l’hiver, dans un appartement trop petit pour eux. Alors qu’elle connaît une réussite éclatante dans la vente par téléphone de boîtes-repas diététiques, la jeune mère monoparentale est préoccupée par son enfant, toujours seul, à l’école comme à la maison, et qui dissimule une profonde tristesse. Le soir, quand Muna décompresse, le fantôme de Halim se glisse dans sa salle de bains, l’enlace et lui parle. Pourra-t-elle un jour reconstituer le récit de la disparition de son mari et consoler Omar?  

    Source : la Peuplade 

    BAnQ est responsable de l'organisation de cet événement. Veuillez consulter leur site web pour trouver le lien vers la diffusion en direct. 

    Merci à nos partenaires : Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, et Radio-Canada. 

    Une sélection de livres : Si vous aimez Hotline - Un Livrel Canada 2024 | Ottawa Public Library | BiblioCommons

  • parent and baby
    Cumberland
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. 

  • Cumberland
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:00am

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland
    Cumberland
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join us for an adventure in Candyland! Explore this life sized board game where you are the pieces.

    Drop-in activity for families on April 23rd to 26th. For ages 4 and up.  

    Note to grown-ups: It will take up to 30 minutes to play a round of Candyland.  

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    Venez à la bibliothèque pour une aventure à Candyland ! Explorez ce jeu de société grandeur nature dont vous êtes les pièces.

    Activité portes ouvertes pour familles du 23 au 26 avril. Pour les 4 ans et plus.  

    Note aux adultes : Il faut allouer environ 30 minutes pour jouer une partie de Candyland.  

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join us for conversation and laughter as ​we play games, share stories, and ​connect with each other in a relaxed atmosphere.​

    Various activities will be provided.​

    Drop-in.​

  • Kids reading books
    Orléans
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:15am

    Family Storytime

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    **Note: No program on April 10

  • North Gloucester
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Session 1: January 10 to February 28

    Session 2: March 20 to April 24

    Session 3: May 1 to June 5 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

    Session 1 : Du 10 janvier au 28 février

    Session 2 : Du 20 mars au 24 avril

    Session 3: Du 1 mai au 5 juin

  • Beaverbrook
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Adult reading to a group of children
    Sunnyside
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:15am

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

    **Please note : 

    -No programming on March 4 and 6 (week *before* March Break)

    -March Break : this program will occur as usual, followed by a craft activity (suitable for ages 4 and up, as supplies last).

  • English conversation group
    Main
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:15am

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Hazeldean
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months. 30 min. Drop in.

  • Greenboro
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

    Aucune inscription requise.

  • Carp
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. 

  • Munster
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

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

    You can also "Stay and Play" with self-directed toys and activities after storytime.

    Drop-in Program

  • St-Laurent
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. 

  • Greely
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. Inscription requise.

  • Stittsville
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, puppets and songs for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

  • Carlingwood
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 18-36 months.

    Drop-in program.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise. 

  • Man reading to children and woman.
    Manotick
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

    Drop-in for a fun-filled Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Storytime is followed by Stay & Play.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 10:45am

    Join us following Family Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in program. / Joignez-nous au après Contes en Famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Carp
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am

    Join us after Family Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in. 

  • North Gloucester
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am

    Rejoignez-nous pour un cours parent / bébé de 5 semaines où vous apprendrez à utiliser le toucher nourrissant pour créer des liens avec votre pré-rampant. Les bébés doivent être âgés de 0 à 10 mois (et être vêtus de vêtements faciles à enlever / confortables). ​

    * Pour participer, veuillez apporter une petite couverture pour votre bébé ainsi qu'un tapis d'exercice / de yoga. 

  • Greely
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am

    Following Storytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and children.

  • Show and Tell
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

    Join us following our French Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:00am

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

     

  • Manotick
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 11:15am

    Extend your family time at the library with stay & play. After Storytime you can join us for 30 minutes of self-directed play. 

  • Sunnyside
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 12:00pm

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Orléans
    Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

  • Beaverbrook
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

  • Stittsville
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Le groupe de conversation en français est un programme d'apprentissge de la langue avec un professeur et un mombre minime d'étudiants de même niveau. 

    Inscription requis

    valuation du niveau de langue requis

  • Rosemount
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Bring your knitting project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

  • Groupe de conversation en français
    Main
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Niveaux intermédiaire, inscription non requise.

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

  • Coffee cups with smiley faces to invite people to come for coffee and meet people
    North Gloucester
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Un p’tit brin de jasette, ça vous dit ? Vous êtes invités à notre café.

    Chaque dernier mercredi du mois, de 14 h à 15 h :

    28 février, 27 mars, 24 avril, 29 mai, 26 juin

    Du thé et du café seront offerts. Programme portes ouvertes.

    Succ. Gloucester nord, 2036 ch. Ogilvie

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    Feel like chatting? Come to the library for some coffee/tea and conversation.

    Every last Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 3 pm:

    February 28th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, June 26th

    Tea and coffee will be provided. Drop-in program.

    North Gloucester Branch, 2036 Ogilvie Rd.

  • Beaverbrook
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Drop-in program.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Are you looking for a relaxing activity that is low stress and doesn't require any special skills?  Then colouring may be for you!   Join us to explore your creative side, relax and meet new friends.  All supplies will be provided.

  • Beaverbrook
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 2:30pm

    Following Babytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and babies. Drop-in program.

  • Elmvale Acres

    Come join us and learn basic computer skills! Personal laptop not required though you may bring one if you would like. 

    Open to all ages!

  • Craft supplies on table
    Sunnyside
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Come crafting at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    For children of all ages. Drop-in. 

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    Viens bricoler à la biblio, on a tout ce qu’il te faut pour satisfaire l’artiste en toi!

    Pour enfants de tous âges. Inscription non requise. 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Teams of two teen volunteers will share their technology knowledge with one older adult per session.

    Volunteers will help older adults with basic use of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some subjects that can be addressed include internet applications like browsers, email, calendars, social media, games, and file and photo management, such as Google Suite, OneDrive, and iCloud.​

    Register in-branch at the 2nd floor hub.​

  • Man reading to children and woman.
    Vernon
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm

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

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King
    Main
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Greenboro
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Play and learn about chess. For 6+ years old. 

    Jouer et apprendre à jouer aux échecs. Pour les 6 ans et plus. 

  • Vernon
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 4:30pm

    Following Storytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and children.

  • Calculator and rulers
    St-Laurent
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 5:00pm

    Come join our Homework Club and get help with Reading, math, Science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy volunteers. Ages 6-12.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littéracie Ensemble. Pour les 6 à 12 ans. 

  • Calculator and rulers
    Carlingwood
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 5:30pm

    Come join our homework club and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc.   Led by United for Literacy. Ages 6-12.  Drop in.

    Joins-toi à notre club d’aide aux devoirs, pour recevoir de l’aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l’anglais, etc.  Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble.  6-12 Ans.  Portes ouvertes, aucune inscription requise!

  • Image of planner journal with stickers and art supplies
    Centennial
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:15pm

    Creative Planners are a great way to manage stress, time, productivity, goal tracking. Take a moment to sit down and put your brain to paper in a welcoming & creative environment.

    Bring your own planner, notebook, or journal of choice; we’ll provide some basic creative planner supplies. No experience required.

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    L’agenda créatif est un excellent moyen de gérer le stress, le temps, la productivité et les objectifs. Prenez le temps de vous asseoir et planifier dans un environnement accueillant et créatif.

    Apportez votre propre agenda, carnet de notes ou journal de votre choix ; nous vous fournirons quelques fournitures de base pour créer votre agenda dans la langue de votre choix. Aucune expérience n’est requise.

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Cumberland
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa.  All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec le Centre catholique pour immigrants d'Ottawa. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Rideau
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills? All levels are welcome.

    Join our free English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm (no conversation group on April 17)

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais? Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus.

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais! C'est gratuit!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

    Tous les mercredis soirs de 18h30-19h30 (sauf le 17 avril)

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap
    Stittsville
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Sunnyside
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    We will be discussing "Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World" by Irene Vallejo.

    IRENE VALLEJO

    Irene Vallejo earned her European Doctorate from the Universities of Zaragoza and Florence. Papyrus was awarded the National Essay Prize, the Critical Eye Prize for Narrative and the Bookstore Recommendation Award, and will be published in thirty countries. She is a regular columnist for El País and Heraldo de Aragón, and is the author of two children’s books, two novels, and three collections of essays, articles, and short fiction.

    PAPYRUS

    Long before books were mass-produced, scrolls hand copied on reeds pulled from the Nile were the treasures of the ancient world. Emperors and Pharaohs were so determined to possess them that they dispatched emissaries to the edges of the earth to bring them back.

    Papyrus, traces the dramatic history of the book and the fight for its survival. This is the story of the book’s journey from oral tradition to scrolls to codices, and how that transition laid the very foundation of Western culture. And it is a story full of heroic adventures, bloodshed and megalomania – from the battlefields of Alexander the Great and the palaces of Cleopatra to the libraries of war-torn Sarajevo and Oxford.

  • Greenboro
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Rosemount
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    **Note: No program March 13, 2024. 

  • Sunnyside
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    2024 will be one of the most consequential years in the history of democracy. Elections have been or will be held in many countries ranging in size and power from El Salvador to India. The decisions of voters will determine whether the worldwide growth in authoritarianism over the past twenty years will continue or democracy will begin to make a comeback.

    The US Presidential and Congressional elections on Tuesday November 5 stand out as an especially critical democratic moment for two reasons: first because they will be a supreme test of American democracy; and second because they will send a powerful message to the rest of the world, including the dictatorships and wannabe dictatorships.

    The group will discuss the background and issues of Democracy on Trial and week by week follow the important democratic events and developments of 2024.

    Mr. Robert Miller will lead the discussion. He is the author of Canada and Democratic Development and, prior to his retirement, served as President and CEO of the Parliamentary Centre, Canada’s leading institution promoting and supporting international democratic development.

    Session #1 Wednesday, April 3: Is History Repeating Itself?

    Session #2, Wednesday April 10: Democratic Fatigue and the Appeal of the Strong Man

    Session #3, Wednesday, April 17: Big Countries and Small: The Cases of El Salvador and Rwanda, Russia and India

    Session # 4, Wednesday, April 24: The Fire Next Door: The Authoritarian Impulse in the United States

    Session #5, Wednesday, May 1: Donald Trump and the Invention of Trumpism

    Session #6, Wednesday, May 8: Can it Happen Here? If Trump wins, is Canada next? A discussion with John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail columnist and one of Canada’s leading authors on politics and public affairs.

    Registration recommended.   

  • Groupe de Conversation
    Alta Vista
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed setting. This group is for those at an intermediate level. No registration required. / Améliorez votre français parlé dans une ambiance décontractée. Ce groupe est de niveau intermédiaire. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Multi color language bubbles in a gray background
    Main
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Join our free English conversation to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignew notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuis pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme, inscription non requise.

  • french conversation group
    Manotick
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté pour les débutants.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment for beginners.
     

  • Emerald Plaza
    Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 10:30pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Stay and Play following Storytime. Meet new friends and play with self-directed toys. Drop-in family program.

  • St-Laurent
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:00am

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024
  • Main
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:00am

    A member of Employment & Social Services’ Outreach and Mobile Services Team (OMST) will be at the Main branch of OPL in Room 117 on the 1st floor each Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. 
     

    Financial Support

    • Ontario Works
    • Emergency Assistance
    • Dental and Vision Care
    • Utilties – Enbridge and Hydro Bills
    • Housing – Rent and Rent Deposits

    Ongoing Assistance

    • System navigation
    • Connecting with your Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) worker
    • Requesting additional benefits
    • Booking appointments
    • Obtaining documents and identification
    • Transportation and more!

    Referrals to Other Resources

    • Employment Ontario
    • Housing Services (e.g. Social Housing Registry)
    • Child Care Subsidy
    • Ottawa Food Bank
    • Free Counselling Services
    • Mental Health and Addictions Services
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

    ***

    Un membre de l’Équipe de services mobiles et d'intervention (ESMI) sera présent à la succursale Centrale dans la salle 117 au 1er étage les jeudis de 10h à 16h. Services de l'ESMI :

    Soutien financier

    • Ontario au travail
    • Aide d'urgence
    • Soins dentaires et de la vue
    • Services publics : factures d'Enbridge et d'électricité
    • Logement: loyer, dépôts de loyer

    Aide continue

    • Navigation dans le système
    • Liaison avec votre chargé de cas d'OT ou du POSPH
    • Demande pour d'autres avantages
    • Prise de rendez-vous
    • Obtention de documents et pièces d'identité
    • Transport et plus!

    Aiguillage vers d'autres ressources

    • Emploi Ontario
    • Services du logement (p. ex. Registre du logement social)
    • Subventions pour la garde d'enfants
    • Banque d'alimentation d'Ottawa
    • Services de consultation gratuits
    • Services en santé mentale et de lutte contre les dépendances
    • Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (POSPH) 
  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland
    Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join us for an adventure in Candyland! Explore this life sized board game where you are the pieces.

    Drop-in activity for families on April 23rd to 26th. For ages 4 and up.  

    Note to grown-ups: It will take up to 30 minutes to play a round of Candyland.  

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    Venez à la bibliothèque pour une aventure à Candyland ! Explorez ce jeu de société grandeur nature dont vous êtes les pièces.

    Activité portes ouvertes pour familles du 23 au 26 avril. Pour les 4 ans et plus.  

    Note aux adultes : Il faut allouer environ 30 minutes pour jouer une partie de Candyland.  

  • Hazeldean
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop in.

  • Orléans
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:15am

    Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for toddlers (ages 19-35 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les tout-petits (19-35 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • Babytime
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies (newborn to 18 months) with a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. 

  • a man reads a story book to a group of children.
    Sunnyside
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:15am

    C'est l'heure du conte!

    Histoires, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise.

  • Beaverbrook
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers 19-36 months and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in. 

  • Carlingwood
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and puppets for children and a parent /caregiver.  Drop in.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. 

    Inscription non requise.

  • Metcalfe village
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop in.

  • Babytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Stay after Babytime or drop in and enjoy a self-directed play activity.  Ages 0-18 months

  • Rosemount
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Richmond
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Storytime- Each week will feature a different topic to learn about and have fun with!  We will explore these topics through stories, songs, games, music, activities and in other fun ways.  We end the gathering with a good-bye song, stickers and bubbles!  But the fun doesn't stop there- after Storytime we have our Stay and Play- children and their grown ups can stay and enjoy the selection of toys we provide while engaging together.   

    See you Thursdays @ 10:30am.  

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Social Hour: Last Thursday of the month, 10:30am. Join your neighbors and have a chat over a coffee and or a crossword. Bring your own mug!

    Heure Sociale : Dernier jeudi du mois, 10h30am. Venez rencontrer et discuter avec vos voisins, autour d'un café et ou des mots croisés. Apportez votre propre tasse !

  • Stittsville
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers together with their parents or caregivers. Ages 19 to 35 months. Drop-in

  • The Morning Coffee Break
    Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

  • Main
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Babytime
    Emerald Plaza
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0-18 months old and a parent or caregiver. Stay and Play following Babytime. Meet new friends and play with self-directed toys. Drop-in Program.

  • North Gloucester
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am

    ***La session du 18 janvier est annulé***

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés âgés de 0 à 18 mois accompagnés d'un parent ou gardien. Il s'agit d'une activité portes ouvertes.

    Session 1 : Du 11 janvier au 29 février 2024

    Session 2 : Du 21 mars au 25 avril 2024

    Session 3 : Du 2 mai au 6 juin 2024

    ***January 18 session in cancel***

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0-18 months old and a parent or caregiver. This is a drop-in activity. 

    Session 1: January 11 to February 29, 2024

    Session 2: March 21 to April 25, 2024

    Session 3 : May 2 to June 6, 2024

  • Metcalfe village
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am

    Join us after Family Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in. 

  • Manotick
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:00am

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 11:15am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.  Drop-in program.

  • North Gloucester
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Beginner classes : April, 4, 11, 18 and 25 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session débutant: les 4, 11, 18 et 25 2024

  • North Gloucester
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Ready for more than conversation? These 4-week module classes will help build on your English language skills. Beginner and Intermediate sessions. Each session's registration will open three (3) weeks prior to the first class. 

    Everyone welcome! Register online.  

    You are registering for: Intermediate classes : April, 4, 11, 18 and 25 2024

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines vous aideront à développer vos compétences linguistiques en anglais. Sessions au niveau débutant ainsi qu'intermédiaire. Ouverture des inscriptions trois (3) semaines avant la première classe pour chaque session. 

    Tous sont bienvenus ! Inscription en ligne.  

    Vous vous enregistrez pour: session intermédiaire: les 4, 11, 18 et 25 2024

  • books with headphones ocean fish
    Rockcliffe Park
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Listen to a curated list of podcast episodes (see list and links below) on a particular topic or theme and then we meet at the Rockcliffe Park branch for a moderated discussion led by Heather Goldik.

    It’s the perfect discussion for time-starved folks. No long books to read! Listen to the podcasts while you commute, do chores or go for a walk. Listening to podcasts is such a great way to learn something new and then further reinforce that knowledge by discussing with others.

    This month's theme is Oceans!

    In April we’ll be diving deep into the history of the oceans, its animal life and sounds and conservation.

    1) Podcast: BBC History Extra

    Episode: How Oceans Shaped Human Civilization (25 minutes)

    Physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski discusses the impact of oceans on human civilisations through history, from providing food to connecting trade routes. Plus, she explores how our relationship with the oceans has changed throughout the ages.

    2) Podcast: NPR Ted Radio Hour

    Episode: An SOS From the Ocean (48 minutes)

    For centuries, humans have relied on the oceans for resources and food… but even the deepest sea has its limits. This hour, TED speakers discuss how we can save our seas to save our planet.

    3) Podcast: Overheard at National Geographic

    Episode: She sails the seas without maps or compasses (35minutes)

    A Hawaiian navigator describes how she sails the seas without maps or modern instruments to keep Polynesian wayfinding traditions alive.

    4) Podcast: Twenty Thousand Hertz

    Episode: 20,000 DBS Under the Sea (26 minutes)

    71% of the Earth is covered by water. And most of us imagine it to be a serene, almost silent world. But why should we have all the fun up here? Discover what sound is like just below the surface and all the way down to the ocean’s depths. And see how mankind might be making it unpleasant for everyone and everything that calls the oceans home.

    About Heather

    Heather has worked in libraries for over 15 years. As Adult Service Coordinator at the Nelson Public Library in BC—and inspired by her love of learning through books, podcasts, and conversation — Heather started a podcast club. Now living in the Ottawa area, Heather is happy to be sharing her interests with Rockcliffe Park.  This is her second podcast club event at Rockcliffe Park.

  • Greenboro
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Carlingwood
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Coloring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness. Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of adult coloring. 

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Drop-in.

  • end of life
    Rosemount
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Présenté par Mourir dans la dignité (section d’Ottawa), l’atelier Options de fin de vie (y compris l’aide médicale à mourir) vise à fournir de l’information sur les options offertes pour atténuer ou faire cesser les souffrances en fin de vie, dont les soins palliatifs, les options de traitement et l’aide médicale à mourir (AMM). On y abordera la législation actuelle en matière d’AMM, le processus pour la demander en Ontario et l’expérience pour les proches.

  • Children learning and playing
    Beaverbrook
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Stittsville
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Make your own Dahlia Paper Wreath. We will upcycle pages from a book for our petals which will produce a stunning end result. The finished wreath is approximately 22 inches in diameter. All supplies are provided.

  • Manotick
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Drop-in for Storybook reading, songs, bounces and rhymes too!  

    Ages newborn to 17/18 months. 

  • chessboard set up with brown- and cream-coloured playing pieces
    Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 4:00pm

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18

  • Young child doing science experiment
    Greenboro
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 4:00pm

    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.  

  • A hand holding a bill surrounded by coins of various denominations
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 5:30pm

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

    The Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be offering free tax clinics in English on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Before arriving at the free tax clinics, you must verify whether you meet the Canada Revenue Agency’s eligibility criteria and ensure to bring the appropriate documentation with you. Our volunteers will not process self-employment or business taxes. 

    Click on the "View full schedule" button on the right of the screen to see when the clinics will be offered.

  • Calculator and rulers
    Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Come and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by United for Literacy volunteers. For students in grades 1 through 10. / Reçois de l'aide avec la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l'anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles de Littératie Ensemble. Pour les élèves de la 1e à la 10e année.

    Please note: A parent or caregiver for children participating in the homework club must remain in the library for the duration of a session. / Notez bien: Les parents ou les personnes en charge des enfants participant au club d'aide aux devoirs doivent rester dans la bibliothèque pendant toute la durée d'une séance.

  • four coloured dice
    North Gloucester
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

    Programme portes-ouvertes 

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program 

  • Dickinson Discovery  Club, Let's Talk Science
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Manotick
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    In honour of our earth, let's do some green-minded crafting.  We will read a storybook, sing a song and recycle and re-purpose old CDs into beautiful suncatchers. 

    Ages 6+. Please register online. 

     

  • Munster
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Come knit/crochet/chat at the Munster Library Thursdays 6-8pm All levels are welcome!

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background
    Main
    Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00pm

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Beaverbrook
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:15pm

    Join Marlene Marrow from the Home Hospice Association for a group-directed discussion of death. This event doesn’t have any particular objectives or themes aside from increasing everyone’s awareness of death and exploring our relationships with death, dying and grief. As we grapple with what life looks like today, having a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about difficult subjects is so important and can have a significant impact both on how we live and how we die.

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players! Registration Required

    Ages 13-17.

  • Hazeldean
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly envionment.  Registration Required.

  • Stittsville
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Books
    Greely
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Join us for some great book discussions, tea and treats! 

  • St-Laurent
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue. Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Rideau
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    ​Profitez de notre groupe de conversation afin d'améliorer vos habiletés en français à l'oral. ​

    Join our free French Conversation Group to practice speaking French  in a relaxed atmosphere.​

    ​CANCELLED - Thursday April 18

    Bienvenue à tous! All level welcome!

    Tous les jeudis soir de 18h00-19h30 du 4 janvier au 30 mai 2024

    Every Thursday night from 6:00-7:30 pm, from January 4th to May 30th, 2024

    ANNULÉ: Jeudi le 18 avril

  • Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas, new techniques and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées, des nouvelles techniques et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise

  • Sunnyside
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:45pm

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale. Niveau intermédiaire. Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Intermediate level.

  • Alta Vista
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Find warmth in the winter season with camaraderie, conversation and crafting at this casual, drop-in meet-up! Bring your own craft project and supplies to work on in the good company of your neighbourhood and community. 

    Open to adults (18+) of all levels of interest and ability. Bring your knitting, crochet, hand-stitching, coloring, drawing etc. (nothing messy or requiring machinery please!). Don't have a project? No problem! Options will be provided.

    Held every 2nd and 4th Thursday, January - April.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book
    Cumberland
    Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7:00pm

    On April 25, join author Dimitri Nasrallah and CBC’s Alan Neal for a conversation about the One eRead 2024 book: Hotline. Universal human themes - belonging, identity, isolation, and connection - make Hotline a perfect story to read and discuss with thousands of fellow Canadians as part of this year's One eRead /Un livrel program. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question & answer session at the end of the discussion.  

    This is a hybrid event: the program is in-person, but we will also stream live on OPL's YouTube page. Registration is for the in-person portion of the event, an Eventbrite account is not required to register. A recording of the event will be provided on YouTube afterwards. A One eRead Canada French language event is being hosted by BAnQ in Montreal on April 23 at 7:00pm (livestream available). 

    The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) is excited to bring you Canada's largest bilingual book club, while highlighting the need for equitable access to digital books in Canadian libraries. Throughout April, public libraries across the country will participate in One eRead / Un livrel Canada, during which thousands of readers will borrow digital copies of Dimitri Nasrallah's novel Hotline from their public libraries with no waitlists.  

    Longlisted for the 2022 Giller Prize, and a Canada Reads selection in 2023, Hotline is the story of Muna, a mother starting a new life in Montreal after escaping devastation in war-torn Lebanon with her 8-year old son in the 1980s. Even as she struggles to find acceptance, healing, and purpose in a new city where she doesn't feel welcome, Muna finds herself providing solace and a sympathetic ear to fellow Montrealers via her job as a hotline operator for a weight-loss center.  

    Dimitri Nasrallah is the author of four novels. He was born in Lebanon in 1977, and lived in Kuwait, Greece, and Dubai before moving to Canada. His internationally acclaimed books have garnered nominations for CBC Canada Reads, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal, and won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize. He is the fiction editor at Véhicule Press. 

    Alan Neal is the award-winning host of the afternoon show All In A Day, heard 3 to 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen. He has lived in Ottawa almost his entire life, and is known for his carefully researched interviews of authors and musicians.

     

    This program is presented by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada and the CBC.  

    Accessibility: 
    The Pellan Room at Library and Archives Canada is accessible via elevator. There are gendered washrooms with barrier free stalls on the main floor of the building. There are additional gendered washrooms available on the same floor as the event. There are no universal individual washrooms available at this venue.  

    Related booklist: If You Love Hotline - One eRead Canada 2024 | Ottawa Public Library | BiblioCommons

  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland
    Cumberland
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join us for an adventure in Candyland! Explore this life sized board game where you are the pieces.

    Drop-in activity for families on April 23rd to 26th. For ages 4 and up.  

    Note to grown-ups: It will take up to 30 minutes to play a round of Candyland.  

    ..

    Venez à la bibliothèque pour une aventure à Candyland ! Explorez ce jeu de société grandeur nature dont vous êtes les pièces.

    Activité portes ouvertes pour familles du 23 au 26 avril. Pour les 4 ans et plus.  

    Note aux adultes : Il faut allouer environ 30 minutes pour jouer une partie de Candyland.  

  • Main
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 10:30am

    Join us in our children's area to play and chat! Drop-in program.

    Joignez-vous à nous au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Portes ouvertes.

  • Rideau
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Do you need help with your tax return? If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, trained volunteers may be able to complete your tax return for you for free. Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax preparation through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP).

    Avez-vous besoin d'aide pour préparer vos impôts? Si vous avez un revenu modeste et une situation fiscale simple, des bénévoles formés pourront vous aider à remplir votre déclaration de revenus et ce, gratuitement. La Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa collabore avec son partenaire, l'Agence du Revenu du Canada, afin d'offrir ces comptoirs d'impôts gratuits grâce au Programme communautaire des bénévoles en matière d’impôt (PCBMI). 

    April 20th clinic is cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    La clinique du 20 avril est annulée. Nous sommes désolé du trouble que cela peut vous causer. 

  • Barrhaven Builders Club
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 2:00 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • colourful balls of yarn
    Elmvale Acres
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Sunnyside
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • Richmond
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Looking for something to do on the upcoming PD Days? Our Richmond branch will host you with games, activities, Lego, crafts, toys, etc.   Come and join in the fun and bring a friend!  

    -April 8

    -June 3

    -June 7

  • North Gloucester
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    For ages 6-12. Create and build with Lego®! 

    NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision. 

    Friday, January 26

    Friday, February 2

    Friday, February 16

    Friday, April 26

    Monday, June 3

    Friday, June 21

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    Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® !

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    le vendredi 26 janvier

    le vendredi 2 février 

    le vendredi 16 février 

    le vendredi 26 avril

    le lundi 3 juin

    le vendredi 21 juin

  • Banner reading "Quilling at Beaverbrook"
    Beaverbrook
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Create a beautiful scene using strips of paper in this easy-to-follow craft. 

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background
    Main
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 3:00pm

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers
    Cumberland
    Friday, April 26, 2024 - 3:00pm

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Sleuth Hounds
    North Gloucester
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

    The program aims to help children practice and improve their reading skills! Children will receive individualized reading help and encouragement. Ages 6-12. Online Registration Required / Ce programme contribue au développement de la lecture chez les jeunes en favorisant l'accompagnement comme moyen privilégié d'apprentissage et de partage. Pour les 6-12 ans. Inscription en ligne requise

    Step 1. Register for program / Étape 1: S'inscrire au programme.

    Step 2. You will be added to the wait list. / Étape 2: Vous serez ajouté à la liste d'attente.

    Step 3. An employee will contact you to complete the registration. / Étape 3: Un employé communiquera avec vous pour compléter l'enregistrement.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

    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.

    Cherchez-vous à entrer sur le marché du travail et ne savez pas par où commencer?​

    Profitez de l'appui 1 à 1 d'un des conseillers en matière d'emploi du Centre de santé communautaire Pinecrest-Queensway.​

  • Sunnyside
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

    Drop in for preschool fun! Play with puppets, crafts, building blocks, and more. **Note : on the first Saturday of the month, Play Day is replaced with Saturday Stuffed Animal Storytime until 10:45am, after which we do take the toys out to play as usual.

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    Un programme portes ouvertes pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire! Venez jouer avec des marionnettes, des blocs de construction, du bricolage, et plus encore! **Notez bien : le premier samedi de chaque mois, 'On joue' est remplacé par une heure du conte en anglais jusqu'à environ 10:45am, après quoi nous sortons les jouets jusqu'à 11h30 comme à l'habitude.

  • Cumberland
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin  d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters. For ages 13-17.  Spaces limited.  Note: there is no program on March 30th.

  • Cartoon kids and adults on carpet with books
    Rockcliffe Park
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    With the return of the Rockcliffe Park Spring Booksale, we will be offering a Saturday Storytime!   Drop-in, English, Family

    Puppets!

    Songs and dancing!

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Manotick
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages with a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop-in

  • Art supplies
    Elmvale Acres
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Whether you are an artist or not, whether you are creative or not, this art would suit you. Come tear and stick pieces of paper to create a unique work. 

    All supplies will be provided. You can follow a suggested template or create your own masterpiece. Drop-in program. Welcome to all ages 

      

    Que vous soyez un artiste ou non, que vous soyez créatif ou non cet art vous conviendrait. Venez déchirer et coller des bouts de papier pour créer une œuvre unique. 

    Tout le matériel vous sera fourni. Vous pouvez suivre un modèle suggéré ou créer votre propre chef-d'œuvre. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tout âge. 

  • Stittsville
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    The first half hour will be an interactive storytime program. During the last half hour, we will explore activities! 

  • Man reading to children and woman
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers.  Drop-in program.

  • Hazeldean
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop-in

  • Carlingwood
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and puppets for children and a parent /caregiver. 

    Please note: There will be no Family Storytime on Saturday, March 30.

    Drop in.

    30 minutes

  • Alta Vista
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

     Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    For ages 4-12. Drop-in program.

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®!

    Pour les 4-12 ans. Inscription non requise.

  • Rideau
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:30am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Followed by 30 minutes of "stay and play" for those who would like to linger and socialize. Drop-in program. One Saturday a month. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Cela sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 30 minutes additionnel. Portes ouvertes. Un samedi par mois.

  • Beaverbrook
    Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 10:30am

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

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Main
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:00pm

    The Karsh brothers, arriving in Ottawa as young Amernian refugees, built careers as world-acclaimed photographers -- Yousuf with his penetrating portraits of some of the twentieth century's most prominent figures, and Malak for his exquisite eye in capturing the sublime beauty of nature and landscape.

    Guest speaker Paul Couvrette, friend and colleague of the Karsh brothers, recounts their legacy.

  • four people with speech bubbles
    Orléans
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:00pm

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome. / Pratiquez vos habilités de conversation en anglais dans une ambiance décontractée et amicale. Pour tous les niveaux.

    Language learning online resources / Ressources en ligne pour l'apprentisage des langues

  • Stittsville
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:00pm

    You want to be a creative writer. Where do you start? This workshop explores issues of creativity, imagination, and storytelling theory: point of view, pacing, or setting. This workshop is designed to spark your inventiveness and transform the mundane into the extraordinary. Come with writing implements and be prepared to start a new journey into creativity.

  • Carlingwood
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:30pm

    Poetry as Invective: Feeling a little on edge? Do you lack the words to express your disappointment, rage, or, maybe, hope? Consider writing invective! Catallus, Francois Villon, and Sylvia Plath broke hearts and egos with their poems of rage and spite. But here's the secret: that verbal energy can be used to celebrate joys large and small. In this intensive workshop, we'll examine three poems of invective, learn how those poems work, and, with luck, you will draft your own poem of praise or admiration for ... something wonderful. 

    Stephen Brockwell's books Fruitfly Geographic (ECW Press, 2004) and All of Us Reticent, Here, Together (Mansfield Press, 2016) won the Archibald Lampman Award. 

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 1:30pm

    For children 7-12, interested in learning to play chess and finding out more about the game. Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Men sitting playing go game
    Rideau
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Main
    Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. Drop-in program. 

    Vous aimez les jeux de société ? Les cartes ? Les échecs ? Tous les jeux comptent ! Nous fournirons un choix de jeux, mais vous pouvez également amener vos propres jeux de société. Portes ouvertes

  • Lego Blocks
    St-Laurent
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

    Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 17 février, 2024 - 14 h

    Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
    Le lundi 8 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 27 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 18 mai, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, June 10, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 10 juin, 2024 - 14 h

  • Elmvale Acres
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Play card games, board games or video games at the Library.

    Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéos à la Bibliothèque. 

  • girl sewing
    Greenboro
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Discover the fun of sewing by hand and finish simple sewing projects in this 5-part program. For ages 9-12.

    Registration required. 

  • North Gloucester
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm

    Join us for a personal finance session about budgeting and saving for teens presented by Scott G. Elliott from CPA Canada.

    Budgeting is important in order for us to know where our money is going and to help us keep our spending and saving habits in balance.

    Drop ins are welcome but registration is recommended to save your spot.

  • Rosemount
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:30pm

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Hazeldean
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:30pm

    Learn the art of origami! Join us as we talk about the art of paper folding and make everything from flowers to animals, and more!

  • Cumberland
    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 3:00pm

    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.