• Current In-Person Services


    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

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Financial Literacy at the Library


Financial Literacy is about being smart with your money.  Join us for informational sessions for all ages! For adults and older adults, learn about ways to reduce taxes and save, and about estate planning. For kids, tweens and teens, join Zalasmart for fun ways to learn about money.   

For adults and older adults

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income. Information about what seniors get and how you protect your low retirement income.
Greenboro Branch, Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm. Details and registration.
Stittsville Branch, Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm. Details and registration.
Orléans Branch, Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 pm (in French). Details and registration. 

You Have a Will. But is That Enough?  A discussion of estate planning and how save taxes, costs and hassles.  
Nepean Centrepointe Branch, Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm. Details and registration
Orleans Branch, Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 pm. Details and registration.

Improving Income in Retirement. For those approaching retirement, learn how proactive planning can help after tax income.  
Carlingwood Branch, Monday, April 8, 6:30 pm.  Details and registration.  

For Kids 

Introduction to Money.  A fun interactive introduction by Zalasmart to the concept of money, both with local currency and with other currencies, with experiential learning and games.
Manotick Branch, Saturday, April 13, 10:15 am. Details and registration.   

For Tweens (9-12 year olds)

Talk About Money for Tweens. Zalasmart makes learning about the value of money, financial terms, savings, budgeting FUN! 
Sunnyside Branch, Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm. Details and registration. 

For Teens

Talks About Money for Teens. Learn about the value of money, financial terms, savings, budgeting  in a FUN way with Zalasmart! 
North Gloucester Branch, Saturday, April 13, 3:30 pm. Details and registration.