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Arts and CultureSee more in category Arts and Culture

Closing Ceremony

Constance Bay

Join us for the TD Summer Reading Club 2015 wrap-up! Agest 5-12.

Curtain Call

Constance Bay

Let’s pretend until the story ends! Ages 5-12.

Make Some Noise

Centennial

Not a quiet time. Ages 7-12.

BabytimeSee more in category Babytime

Summer Babytime

Sunnyside

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

Summer Babytime / L’été des bébés à la biblio

Main

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. 0-18 mois.

Babytime

Centennial

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

Books and ReadingSee more in category Books and Reading

Paper Towns Release Party

Beaverbrook

Paper Towns hits the theatres on Friday, July 24th! Celebrate its release by joining us for discussion, activities, and snacks. Ages 13 - 18

Teen Book Club

Beaverbrook

Want to discuss your favourite books and meet other teens? Join us once a month to have a snack and talk about books. We choose the genre, you choose the book! Ages 13-18 July – All-time favourite books August - Dystopia

Papertowns Movie Release Party

Carlingwood

Join us for an evening to celebrate John Green. Talk about the books & the upcoming movie, view Vlog Brothers videos and play trivia for prizes. There will be cupcakes! For ages 13 to 18.

BusinessSee more in category Business

Market Research Techniques and Resources

Greenboro

Learn how to use two essential online business resources: Business Source Complete and Reference Canada. This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to find industry profiles, local competition, company reports, business partners, and more. Essential for business planning! Presented by a Business...

Facebook for Business

Orléans

Facebook is a great tool for promoting your business but using it for business is nothing like using it as an individual. Topics covered will include setting up a Facebook page, what are all the sections of the Facebook page, how to share content with your audience, how to schedule content, how...

How to Start a Home-based Business

Manotick

Many businesses are started from home. Learn about what you need to consider and how to plan your business from your own home. This 2-hour session is packed with information. Offered in partnership with Invest Ottawa.

Computers and TechnologySee more in category Computers and Technology

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

3D printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

Family StorytimeSee more in category Family Storytime

Summer Family Storytime

Carp

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

Ottawa Champions visit Storytime and launch partnership with the Library!

Beaverbrook

A special storytime for families featuring a player from the Ottawa Champions team. A baseball-themed craft will follow. Drop-in. For families.

Around the World with Stories: A Special Family Storytime

Beaverbrook

Join us for stories that will teach you about culture, people and places. Henna tattoos and snacks too! A craft will follow. Drop-in. Programs offered in partnership with Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership’s Welcoming Ottawa Week and local Library Settlement Program partners.

Health and WellnessSee more in category Health and Wellness

Prenatal Classes (December: Tuesday Sessions)

Nepean Centrepointe

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1: Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques....

Prenatal Classes (November: Tuesday Sessions)

Nepean Centrepointe

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1: Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques....

Prenatal Classes (October: Tuesday Sessions)

Nepean Centrepointe

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1: Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques....

Hobbies and CraftsSee more in category Hobbies and Crafts

Glorious Goo

Constance Bay

Dress for the mess and get your hands dirty. Ages 5-12.

Have a Ball

Constance Bay

Stay! Play! Hooray! Ages 5-12.

I Spy With My Little Senses

Constance Bay

Squishy, squeaky, stinky, salty, sparkly sensory stuff Ages 5-12.

HomeworkSee more in category Homework

Homework Club/ Club de Devoirs

Rosemount

Get tutoring and homework help. In partnership with Frontier College./ Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Homework Club / Club de devoirs

Hazeldean

Get tutoring and homework help. Ages 6 - 12. Led by Frontier College Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Recoit du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Pour les 6 - 12 ans. Avec des bénévoles de Frontier College. Les mercredi 16h-17:30h

Homework Club/ Club de devoirs

Elmvale Acres

Homework help for elementary and middle school students. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Pour les étudiants de la 1ère à la 8ième année.

Imagine SpaceSee more in category Imagine Space

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

3D Printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

3D printer and Laser Cutter Certification

Nepean Centrepointe

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will instruct participants in the proper use of the Imagine Space 3D printers. Topics will include: -How to create and prepare 3D files for printing -Safe and acceptable use of equipment and tools -An overview of policies and procedures governing the use of 3D...

Jobs and CareersSee more in category Jobs and Careers

Drop-In Job Help

Carlingwood

Looking for your first job? Wondering how to get experience when you have no experience? Come to our Drop-In Job Club workshop to gain in person expert advice from a Youth Zone Specialist.

Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Elmvale Acres

This workshop includes an overview of the apprenticeship process and how skilled workers can apply their international experience towards Canadian certification. Offered in partnership with YMCA-YWCA Power of Trades. Registration recommended.

Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

Emerald Plaza

This workshop includes an overview of the apprenticeship process and how skilled workers can apply their international experience towards Canadian certification. Offered in partnership with YMCA-YWCA Power of Trades. Registration recommended.

Language LearningSee more in category Language Learning

Groupe de conversation en français/French Conversation Group

Greenboro

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance conviviale et décontractée. Aucune inscription requise./ Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. No registration required.

Groupe de conversation en français – débutant / French Conversation Group – beginner

Alta Vista

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance conviviale et décontractée. Aucune inscription requise./ Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. No registration required.

Groupe de conversation en français – débutant / French Conversation Group – beginner

Alta Vista

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance conviviale et décontractée. Aucune inscription requise./ Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. No registration required.

Lectures and DiscussionsSee more in category Lectures and Discussions

Open Web Application Security: A Debate

Main

The Open Web Application Security (OWASP) June event at the Library will be new and different, again! This time we are having a lively and informative debate about bug bounty and white hat programs! What’s that you say? ...

How to Survive Your First Day at High School

Sunnyside

In this friendly info sharing session, you will hear about useful strategies for your first day at Grade 9 from other teens who have already been there.

Early Chinese Settlers to Ottawa: From Marginalized to Mainstream

Main

Join us to learn about the earliest Chinese settlers who moved into small communities in and around Ottawa. Registration strongly recommended by contacting Mimi Siu at 613-235-4875 ext 141 or mimi.siu@occsc.org. Hear from Chinese Canadians who succeeded and gave back to both the Chinese and...

ParentingSee more in category Parenting

Prenatal Class - August

Ruth E. Dickinson

Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Only one parent must register but both are welcome. Session 1. Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques....

Cours prénatal (séance de décembre: jeudi)

Cumberland

Cours prénatal offert par Santé publique Ottawa (SPO). Une infirmière en santé publique animera cette mini-série de trois séances en petit groupe. Un seul des parents doit s’inscrire, mais les deux sont les bienvenus. Séance 1 : Les rudiments de l’accouchement - confiance et confort. Séance 2 :...

Cours prénatal (séance d'août: jeudi)

Cumberland

Cours prénatal offert par Santé publique Ottawa (SPO). Une infirmière en santé publique animera cette mini-série de trois séances en petit groupe. Un seul des parents doit s’inscrire, mais les deux sont les bienvenus. Séance 1 : Les rudiments de l’accouchement - confiance et confort. Séance 2 :...

Personal FinanceSee more in category Personal Finance

Money Management for Newcomers

Ruth E. Dickinson

Participants who are new to Canada will learn about the banking and credit system as well as how to avoid debt and scams. Presented in partnership with Gary Rusyn of the Credit Counselling Society.

Personal Finance: I'm in Charge

Beaverbrook

This session is for teens and young adults, 16-25 years old. So you're preparing for a stage in your life where you are in charge of your finances. Come to this 100% impartial content session that covers essential information on planning, budgeting, and saving money for post-secondary...

Let's Talk Credit

Nepean Centrepointe

Learn about the myths and the facts about credit, credit ratings, and credit scores, along with strategies on how to protect credit. Offered in partnership with Gary Rusyn of the Credit Counselling Society.

Social servicesSee more in category Social services

Citizenship, Permanent Resident and Work Permit Information

Carlingwood

This workshop provides information for newcomers that covers permanent residency, citizenship, sponsorship, as well as filing for work permits and students visas. Offered in partnership with Catholic Centre for Immigrants. Registration recommended.

Preparation for the Canadian Citizenship Test

Nepean Centrepointe

For candidates who would like to know more about the content of the exam, the format, and the type of questions that might be covered. Participants can ask questions, as well as discuss some of the complex topics that are addressed on the exam. Offered in partnership with Y-NIC. Registration...

Citoyenneté Canadienne

Sunnyside

Étapes à suivre pour demander la citoyenneté canadienne: déterminer l’admissibilité, remplir la demande, savoir calculer la période de résidence, payer les frais et le Guide D’Étude . Programme offert en collaboration avec ALASS /LASSA. Inscription recommandée.

StorytimeSee more in category Storytime

Summer Family Storytime/Contes en famille d’été

Sunnyside

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

I spy with my Little Senses./Je vois par mes sens.

Cumberland

Squishy, squeaky, stinky, salty, sparkly sensory stuff. Ages 4 - 6./ Des trucs spongieux, grinçants, malodorants, sales et brillants pour éveiller les sens. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

Nature Play/Au naturel

Cumberland

Nature themed books and activities. Ages 4 - 6./Jeux, activités et contes autour de la nature. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

ToddlertimeSee more in category Toddlertime

Toddlertime / Tout-petits à la biblio

North Gloucester

Stories, rhymes and songs for a toddler and a parent or caregiver. Ages 18-35 months. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les tout-petits et un parent ou gardien. 19-35 mois.

Summer Toddlertime

Sunnyside

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

Summer Toddlertime / L’été des tout-petits à la biblio

Main

Stories, rhymes and songs for a toddler and their parent or caregiver. Ages 18-35 months. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les tout-petits et un parent ou gardien. 18-35 mois.

TravelSee more in category Travel

Pilgrimage: Life lessons learned from walking

Nepean Centrepointe

Pilgrimage, especially on the Camino path in northern Spain, is becoming increasingly popular. Information abounds on how to physically prepare for such a journey, but little consideration is given to the mental, emotional and spiritual upheaval that pilgrimage brings. As experienced, modern...

Pilgrimage: Life lessons learned from walking

Beaverbrook

Pilgrimage, especially on the Camino path in northern Spain, is becoming increasingly popular. Information abounds on how to physically prepare for such a journey, but little consideration is given to the mental, emotional and spiritual upheaval that pilgrimage brings. As experienced, modern...

A Taste of Camping Life in Ontario Parks

Beaverbrook

Let Ontario Parks bring camping to you! Come and learn about Ontario’s beautiful provincial parks though a multi-media presentation and experience camping gear with hands-on demonstrations. Bring the whole family! Offered in partnership with Ontario Parks. Registration recommended.

Writing and poetrySee more in category Writing and poetry

Orléans Writing Group

Orléans

Are you interested in writing? Are you an aspiring author? Are you a published author? Come and join the Orleans Writing Group! Build a network that promotes Ottawa writers. Meetings every Tuesday at 10 am at the Orléans branch. Drop in. For more info visit www.freewebs.com/orleanswritinggroup. ...

Stittsville Creative Writing Group

Stittsville

If you write a little, or a lot, and would enjoy sharing your creative thoughts within a group setting, please come along to the Stittsville Creative Writing Group on Thursday evenings, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Pen and Paper Group

Rideau

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.