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  • Knight writing on a parchment
    Main
    Apr 02, 2023

    Come join the Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo for a few hours of writing and chatting during Camp NaNoWriMo!

    Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! This month-long writing challenge takes place every April and July, and offers you the flexibility to try something new with your writing. The key differences between Camp NaNoWriMo and our November writing challenge are that during Camp, you can set your own word-count goal, and you can officially tackle any kind of writing project, novel or not.

  • Rockcliffe Park
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • father mother children reading
    Cumberland
    Apr 03, 2023

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

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance. 

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Children and adults reading
    Sunnyside
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 03, 2023

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

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Family Storytime Contes en famile
    Osgoode
    Apr 03, 2023

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

    Drop-in!

  • Cumberland
    Apr 03, 2023

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

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

  • Greenboro
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Greely
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • St-Laurent
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Family Storytime / Contes en famille
    Alta Vista
    Apr 03, 2023

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

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

  • Parents playing with babies
    Main
    Apr 03, 2023

    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.

  • North Gower
    Apr 03, 2023

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

    Drop-in.

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 03, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 03, 2023

    Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 

    Do you have a modest income and/or a simple tax situation? 

    Our community volunteers may be able to take care of your tax return this year! Click here to check your eligibility before dropping by (scroll down and click the Eligibility Criteria drop down to view the full list).

    The North Gloucester branch will be offering free English tax clinics that will operate on a first come, first served basis. Add your name to the day's list at the front desk. Expect appointments to run about 45 minutes. Please note that partners looking to get their taxes done together will need the time of two appointments (90 minutes). You do not need a library membership card to attend a tax clinic (though we'd love to get you set up with one while you wait, or after your taxes have been filed!) 

    Any questions can be directly emailed to Celia

    Clinics start March 20 with a varied schedule throughout March and April. Click on the "View full schedule" link to the right to see dates and times offered. 

    **Our volunteers will not be processing self-employed or business taxes - simple returns only. They may refuse anyone that does not meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 03, 2023

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

    Ages 19 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program. 

  • Greenboro
    Apr 03, 2023

    Rhymes, songs and stories for babies and their parents or caregivers. Ages 0 to 18 months. Drop-in program.

  • Centennial
    Apr 03, 2023

    Love to play cards?  Seniors in Bells Corners are invited to join an informal card group.  Drop-in.

    Mondays 1-3 pm at Centennial Branch. No sessions on April 10 or May 22.

    In partnership with South Nepean Satellite Community Health Center

                       

  • Man playing Connect Four with children
    Sunnyside
    Apr 03, 2023

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

  • Stittsville
    Apr 03, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Using only one library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez inscrire une place pour chaque enfant présent. Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Barrhaven Knitting Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 03, 2023

    Come join our group of experienced knitters. We make substantial donations of knitted materials each year to Ottawa's premature babies and adults in need. You can choose to knit for charity or for yourself while making new friends and getting new project ideas. A fun time for all!

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 03, 2023

    Drop in to play, make and read! Twice monthly; for ages 4-12. Please note that staff will not supervise activities. See schedule for dates. 

    Venez jouer ou créer ou lire! Deux fois par mois; pour les enfants de 4 à 12 ans. Veuillez noter que les activités ne seront pas supervisées par le personnel. Veuillez voir l'horaire complet pour les dates. 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 03, 2023

    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 0-18 months.  Drop in Program.

  • Stittsville
    Apr 03, 2023

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

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

  • Craft supplies.
    Sunnyside
    Apr 03, 2023

    Create, cut, fold, knit, draw; we’ll provide the supplies! Ages 7 & up / Crée, découpe, plie, tricote, dessine; on fournit les matériaux! 7 ans et plus.

  • Greenboro
    Apr 03, 2023

    Play and learn about chess for a few weeks with Simon. Jouer et apprendre à jouer aux échecs pour quelques semaines avec Simon.

    Most sessions include the introduction of a chess related concept along with some time to play against different opponents.

    La plupart des sessions inclut l'introduction d'un concept relié aux échecs ainsi que du temps pour jouer des parties d'échecs contre différents adversaires.

    Recommended age / Âge recommandé: 6-12 

  • father mother children reading
    Cumberland
    Apr 04, 2023

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

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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

    Lors de votre inscription, veuillez réserver une place pour chaque enfant présent.

    Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 04, 2023

    Community Volunteer Income Tax Program 

    Do you have a modest income and/or a simple tax situation? 

    Our community volunteers may be able to take care of your tax return this year! Click here to check your eligibility before dropping by (scroll down and click the Eligibility Criteria drop down to view the full list).

    The North Gloucester branch will be offering free English tax clinics that will operate on a first come, first served basis. Add your name to the day's list at the front desk. Expect appointments to run about 45 minutes. Please note that partners looking to get their taxes done together will need the time of two appointments (90 minutes). You do not need a library membership card to attend a tax clinic (though we'd love to get you set up with one while you wait, or after your taxes have been filed!) 

    Any questions can be directly emailed to Celia

    Clinics start March 20 with a varied schedule throughout March and April. Click on the "View full schedule" link to the right to see dates and times offered. 

    **Our volunteers will not be processing self-employed or business taxes - simple returns only. They may refuse anyone that does not meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Orléans
    Apr 04, 2023

    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 un(e) gardien(ne). Aucune inscription requise.

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Richmond
    Apr 04, 2023

    With tall tales, rhymes, and songs; start your morning off by joining us for our family storytime! Stick around after for stay and play where an assortment of toys will be out for children to explore and play with freely.

    Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30, March 20th – April 30th!

  • Cumberland
    Apr 04, 2023

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

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

  • father mother children reading
    Stittsville
    Apr 04, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for young children and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to stay after the program to play and chat. Drop-in program.

  • Rideau
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • Vanier
    Apr 04, 2023

    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. 

  • Centennial
    Apr 04, 2023

    Stories, songs and rhymes for babies and parent or caregiver. Stay & Play afterwards 0-18 months.  Drop-in.

  • Carlingwood
    Apr 04, 2023

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

    Registration required.  

    (** Limit of 12 babies**)

  • Rosemount
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 04, 2023

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

    Ages 15 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program.

  • St-Laurent
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 04, 2023

    Spend your lunch hour playing video games, board games, working on homework or hanging out with other teens! Ages 13-18. || Passez votre heure de dîner à jouer à des jeux vidéo, à des jeux de société, à faire vos devoirs ou à passer du temps avec d’autres ados!  Pour les 13 à 18 ans.

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 04, 2023

    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!

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 04, 2023

    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!

  • Wool
    St-Laurent
    Apr 04, 2023

    Come knit or crochet with us!  Share advice, ideas and conversation with other crafters. ​Open to all adults and teens.  ​

    Tuesdays 1 :00 - 3 :00 PM

    No registration required

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    Venez tricoter ou crocheter avec nous! Partagez vos conseils et idées et conversez avec d’autres bricoleurs et bricoleuses. Ouvert aux adultes et ados.​

    Tous les mardis 13 h - 15 h​

    Aucune inscription nécessaire

  • Knitting
    Carp
    Apr 04, 2023

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere. Every other Tuesday afternoon.

  • Orléans
    Apr 04, 2023

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

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

  • Open book
    Rockcliffe Park
    Apr 04, 2023

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.

    This group meets every first Tuesday of the month until next June 2023. 

    October 4th was our very first meeting and here is the list of books that will be discussed at subsequent meetings.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    May and June picks to be discussed.

    This is a drop in program.  No registration required.

  • Carlingwood
    Apr 04, 2023

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

    Drop - in.   **Limit of 12 babies. **

  • Centennial
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 04, 2023

    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. 

  • Rosemount
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Mother and baby
    Sunnyside
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Mario
    Beaverbrook
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • An illustration of three children doing homework at a yellow table.
    Main
    Apr 04, 2023

    Tutoring and homework help, for children and teens. No registration is required. This program is partnered with Frontier College.

    Tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires pour les enfants et ados. Aucune inscription requise.  Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

  • St-Laurent
    Apr 04, 2023

    Come join our Homework Club and get help with Reading, Math, Science, French, English, etc. Led by Frontier College 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 Frontier College. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.

  • image of children doing homework
    Orléans
    Apr 04, 2023

    Come and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. Led by Frontier College volunteers. For students in grades 1 through 10.

    ***

    Reçois de l'aide avec la la lecture, les maths, les sciences, le français, l'anglais, etc. Avec des bénévoles du Collège Frontière. Pour les élèves de la 1e à la 10e année.

  • Two main characters seemingly arguing, one in chef gear and other in a suit, surrounded by a couple other people
    Main
    Apr 04, 2023

    Join us for a free screening of Big Night. The film was directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, and was released in 1996. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 5:30PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 107 minutes. In English.

  • Groupe de conversation en français
    St-Laurent
    Apr 04, 2023

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

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

    Les mardis 18 h - 19 h 30 / Tuesdays 6:00-7:30PM​

    Bienvenue à tous!!!

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop
    Rideau
    Apr 04, 2023

    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. 

  • Cumberland
    Apr 04, 2023

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

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult coloring.  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!

    Limited spaces - 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!

    Places limitées - inscription requise

  • Greenboro
    Apr 04, 2023

    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!.

  • Groupe de Conversation
    Alta Vista
    Apr 04, 2023

    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.

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 04, 2023

    Join us for an evening for games and activities. Drop-in. For 7-12 year olds. 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 04, 2023

    Tutoring and homework help for children in grades one to eight.  This program is provided in partnership with Frontier College.  

  • white, cream, brown-striped yarn
    North Gloucester
    Apr 04, 2023

    Welcome back to North Gloucester! After a long hiatus, Knit Wits will be back in the New Year, trying out Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8pm. 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. 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).

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 04, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to wear your pjs. 30 min. Drop in.

  • english
    Carlingwood
    Apr 04, 2023

    There are no sessions December 27th and January 3rd. Sessions resume January 10th, 2023. 

    Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment!

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 04, 2023

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

  • parent and baby
    Cumberland
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 05, 2023

    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.

    Session 1: January 11 to March 1 / le 11 janvier au 1er mars 

    Session 2: March 22 to April 26 / le 22 mars au 26 avril

    Session 3: May 3 to June 7 / le 3 mai au 7 juin

  • Children and adults reading
    Sunnyside
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Apr 05, 2023

    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.

  • Stittsville
    Apr 05, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, puppets and songs for children ages 0-6 and a parent or caregiver.
    Contes, comptines, marionnettes et chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans et un parent ou gardien.

  • yellow speech bubble in a blue background
    Main
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Orléans
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 05, 2023

    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.

  • father mother children reading
    Main
    Apr 12, 2023

    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.

  • Dove juggler cartoon kids and dog
    Manotick
    Apr 05, 2023

    Join us for stories, storybook reading, rhymes and songs (early literacy basics). All children need to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Drop-in program. 

  • Emerald Plaza
    Apr 05, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. Ages 19 months to 3 years. Drop-in Program.

  • Carp
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Greely
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Greenboro
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    3 à 5 ans

    Aucune inscription requise. 

  • Dove juggler cartoon kids and dog
    Centennial
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Carlingwood
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    Drop - in.   

  • Family Storytime / Contes en famille
    Alta Vista
    Apr 05, 2023

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

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

  • St-Laurent
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    Ages 15 to 35 months.

    Drop-in program.

  • Rosemount
    Apr 05, 2023

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

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

  • Elmvale Acres
    Apr 05, 2023

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

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

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 05, 2023

    Join us in our picture book area for lots of fun activities! Play with puppets, felt stories, building blocks, and more! All ages. Drop-In.

    Please note: "Stay and Play!" will still be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays even when no regular programs are scheduled.

  • Carp
    Apr 05, 2023

    Join us for Stay and Play after Family Storytime! There will be fun self-directed activities and toys for families. Drop-in.

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    Drop-in program./ Inscription non requise

  • Greenboro
    Apr 05, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers ages 18-35 months and a parent or caregiver.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les tout-petits 18-35 mois et un parent ou gardien.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Apr 05, 2023

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

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0-18 mois et un parent ou gardien.  Programme à portes-ouvertes. 

  • Wool
    Sunnyside
    Apr 05, 2023

    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
    Apr 05, 2023

    What do seniors get in Ontario?

    What does "low income" mean?

    How do you reduce taxable income or get money back?

    How do you protect a low retirement income?

  • wool used to knit
    North Gower
    Apr 05, 2023

    Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts - from beginners to experts. 

    Share your ideas and projects in a relaxed atmosphere. 

    Every second  Wednesday afternoon 1-3 pm

  • group of people smiling/groupe des personnes qui souraient
    Main
    Apr 05, 2023

    Bring your resume and an employment specialist from St. Lawrence College Employment Service will be here to review it with you.

  • Rosemount
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Stittsville
    Apr 05, 2023

    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. Les places ne sont disponibles que si certaines se libèrent.

  • Book Banter
    Carlingwood
    Apr 05, 2023

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere!

    Sept-June.

    1st Wednesday of the month. 

    September 7th 
    Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
    October 5th 
    Deacon King Kong by James McBride
    November 2nd 
    His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay
    December 7th 
    French Exit by Patrick deWitt
    January 4th 
    American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    February 1st
    Indians on Vacation by Thomas King
    March 1st
    Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
    April 5th
    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
    May 3rd
    Nothing But TheTruth by Marie Heinen
    June 7th 
    Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 05, 2023

    A school readiness program for children 3-4 years-old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their adult co-learner.

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

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 05, 2023

    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.

  • Greenboro
    Apr 05, 2023

    Create watercolour art in good company. This series is perfect for aspiring artists, crafters who are in a rut, and anyone who suspects that a creative habit would be good for their soul. Each week we will explore our creativity using ten minute art prompts from Creativebug. All supplies will be provided.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Apr 05, 2023

    Looking to keep your mind sharp while socializing and having fun? 

    Come and join Oakpark Retirement Community's Josh Dubovie, for a FREE brain workout!

    You will have access to:

    - Wordle

    - Memory Training Games

    - Mind Bending Word Puzzles

    - FREE giveaways at every session

    - Prizes to be won for repeat attendees

    Join us at OPL for a game of "Do You Mind?!" - biweekly on Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

  • Vernon
    Apr 05, 2023

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

  • parent et bébé
    Cumberland
    Apr 06, 2023

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

    Lors de votre inscription, veuillez réserver une place pour chaque enfant présent.

    Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 06, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or caregivers. Drop-in.

  • Blackburn Hamlet
    Apr 06, 2023

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

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0-18 mois et un parent ou gardien.  Programme à portes-ouvertes. 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Family storytime
    Metcalfe village
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Richmond
    Apr 06, 2023

    With tall tales, rhymes, and songs; start your morning off by joining us for our family storytime! Stick around after for stay and play where an assortment of toys will be out for children to explore and play with freely.

    Every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:30, March 20th – April 30th!

  • Centennial
    Apr 06, 2023

    Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs geared toward preschool children. Ages 3-4 with a parent or caregiver. Drop in.

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • father mother children reading
    Stittsville
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Emerald Plaza
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Greenboro
    Apr 06, 2023

    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.

  • father mother children reading
    Carlingwood
    Apr 06, 2023

    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. 

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 06, 2023

    Join us in our picture book area for lots of fun activities! Play with puppets, felt stories, building blocks, and more! All ages. Drop-In.

    Please note: "Stay and Play!" will still be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays even when no regular programs are scheduled.

  • Babies and parents sitting in a group reading some boardbooks.
    North Gloucester
    Apr 06, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies ages 0-18 months old and a parent or caregiver. This is a drop-in activity.  / 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: January 12 to March 2 / le 12 janvier au 2 mars 

    Session 2: March 23 to April 27 / le 23 mars au 27 avril

    Session 3: May 4 to May 25 / le 4 au 25 mai

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 06, 2023

    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: Session 5: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023

    Please check back to register for the following sessions:

    Session 6: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 

      

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines 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 5: le 6, 13, 20 et 27 avril, 2023

    Veuillez revérifiez plus tard pour vous inscrire à une des sessions suivantes: 

    session 6: le 4, 11, 18 et 25 mai, 2023 

  • North Gloucester
    Apr 06, 2023

    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: Session 5: April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2023

    Please check back to register for the following sessions:

    Session 6: May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 

      

    Vous cherchez un peu plus qu'une conversation? Nos classes en format module de 4 semaines 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 5: le 6, 13, 20 et 27 avril, 2023

    Veuillez revérifiez plus tard pour vous inscrire à une des sessions suivantes: 

    session 6: le 4, 11, 18 et 25 mai, 2023 

  • Orléans
    Apr 06, 2023

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

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

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 06, 2023

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • RSK
    Beaverbrook
    Apr 06, 2023

    Stories, songs and learning stations focusing on letters, colours, numbers, shapes, rhyming and retelling.

    This 5-week school readiness program is for children who are 3 or 4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their caregiver.

    Please register online. 

  • Book Banter
    Alta Vista
    Apr 06, 2023

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussions on the first Thursday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m.

    January 5: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

    February 2: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

    March 2: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

    April 6: This is Happiness by Niall Williams

    May 4: The Spoon Stealer by Lesley Crewe

    June 1: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

    All meetings are scent-free.

  • man child
    Greenboro
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Manotick
    Apr 06, 2023

    Join us for stories, storybook reading, rhymes, interactive songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) with a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program.

  • Carlingwood
    Apr 06, 2023

    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.

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 06, 2023

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS and 8mm films. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Colouring book and coloured pencils
    Centennial
    Apr 06, 2023

    Colouring is an excellent way to have fun and reduce stress.  Join us the first Thursday of each month for a relaxing session of colouring and peaceful background music.  An opportunity to meet others and express your creative side!  

    All supplies are provided.  No experience or special skills required.  

    Drop-in activity

  • Stach of books
    Carp
    Apr 06, 2023

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    March 2: "Alone in the Classroom" by Elizabeth Hay

    April 6: "The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War" by Ben Macintyre

    May 4: "The Lake House" by Kate Morton

    June 1: "Autopsy of a Boring Wife" by Marie-Renée Lavoie

    Drop in program.

  • Multi color language bubbles in a gray background
    Main
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Young girl doing science experiment
    Greenboro
    Apr 06, 2023

    Stories and activities that support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

    For a child aged 3-6 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required.

  • Greenboro
    Apr 06, 2023

    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 1re à la 10e année, âgés de

    6 à 14 ans, peuvent obtenir de l’aide aux devoirs.

    Programme portes ouvertes offert en collaboration avec «United for Literacy»

  • Greenboro
    Apr 06, 2023

    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 1re à la 10e année, âgés de

    6 à 14 ans, peuvent obtenir de l’aide aux devoirs.

    Programme portes ouvertes offert en collaboration avec «United for Literacy»

  • large orange cat in a ghostly form over a haunted house formed in the letter U of the word House
    Main
    Apr 06, 2023

    Actual nights/evenings are back!

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of House (1977).

    Please join us from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The film is free to attend, In Japanese with English subtitles.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Calculator and rulers
    Cumberland
    Apr 06, 2023

    Drop in and get help with reading, math, science, French, English, etc. from 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. de bénévoles de Littéracie Ensemble. (Pour les élèves de la 1e à la 10e année.)

    *Please bring your books, textbooks and your own writing supplies.  Parents of children under 13 years old must remain in the library branch.

    *SVP apportez vos livres, manuels scolaires et vos outils de travail. Les parents des enfants moins de 13 ans doivent rester dans la bibliothèque durant la session.

  • A knight in armour is writing on a scroll
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 06, 2023

    Come join the Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo for a few hours of writing and chatting during Camp NaNoWriMo!

    Camp NaNoWriMo is your next, great writing adventure! This month-long writing challenge takes place every April and July, and offers you the flexibility to try something new with your writing. The key differences between Camp NaNoWriMo and our November writing challenge are that during Camp, you can set your own word-count goal, and you can officially tackle any kind of writing project, novel or not.

  • ESL Converstion
    St-Laurent
    Apr 06, 2023

    Join our free English Conversation Group to practice speaking English and meet new friends.

    These informal discussions are a chance to discuss topics of interest to you in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Cumberland
    Apr 06, 2023

    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.

  • Main
    Apr 06, 2023

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

  • Munster
    Apr 06, 2023

    Come knit, crochet, chat, etc. at the Munster Library. 

  • French Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 06, 2023

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. You are welcome to attend one or both groups.

    • Beginner: 6:30-7:15pm​
    • Intermediate: 7:15-8pm
  • Sunnyside
    Apr 06, 2023

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed atmosphere and make new friends!

  • Stittsville
    Apr 06, 2023

    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.

  • Hazeldean
    Apr 06, 2023

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome! 

  • Sunnyside
    Apr 08, 2023

    Drop in for preschool fun. Play with puppets, building blocks, and more! / Une période de jeu libre pour les enfants d’âge préscolaire. Jouez avec nos marionnettes, nos blocs Duplo, et plus encore!

  • Dungeons and Dragons
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 08, 2023

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on March 25, April 1, 8 and 15 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.

  • Elmvale Acres
    Apr 08, 2023

    Do you have a modest income and/or a simple tax situation? 

    Our community volunteer may be able to take care of your tax return this year! (Click here to check your eligibility before dropping by (scroll down and click the Eligibility Criteria drop down to view the full list).

    Elmvale Acres will be offering free English tax clinics that will operate on a first come, first served basis. Add your name to the day's list at the front desk. Expect appointments to run about 45 minutes. Please note that partners looking to get their taxes done together will need the time of two appointments (90 minutes). You do not need a library membership card to attend a tax clinic (though we'd love to get you set up with one while you wait, or after your taxes have been filed!) 

    Any questions can be directly emailed to Celia. 

    Our first clinic is Wednesday, March 29, with more to follow throughout March and April. Click on the "View full schedule" link to the right to see dates and times offered. 

    **Our volunteers will not be processing self-employed or business taxes - simple returns only. They may refuse anyone that does not meet the eligibility criteria.

  • Carlingwood
    Apr 08, 2023

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

    Drop In

    30 minutes

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 08, 2023

    Joignez-vous à nous pour des contes, comptines, danses, et chansons actives pour les enfants de tous âges accompagnés de leur parent ou gardien. 10h30 – 11h00

    Join us for French stories, rhymes, dances, and action songs for children of all ages, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. All francophones and people who want to learn, practice, or get exposed to French are welcome! The simple stories, action songs and bilingual presenter will make sure everyone is included, no matter what your level of French is! Everyone is welcome. 10:30-11:00am

  • Beaverbrook
    Apr 08, 2023

    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.

  • father mother children reading
    Stittsville
    Apr 08, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The first half hour will be an interactive storytime program. The last half hour will explore STEM activities! 

  • Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 08, 2023

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

  • Main
    Apr 08, 2023

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

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

  • Hobbies and crafts
    Richmond
    Apr 08, 2023

    Join us Saturdays at 11am - 1pm for open ended art and crafting. All you need to bring is your creativity.  
    March 25th to June 10th, 2023 

  • Craft Supplies
    Greenboro
    Apr 08, 2023

    Looking for something to do? Drop in for some crafts and games. For ages 6-12.

    Tu t’ennuies? Tu ne sais pas quoi faire ? Viens à la biblio pour bricoler et jouer. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.

  • Orléans
    Apr 08, 2023

    Create and build with Lego! For children ages 6 and up. / Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego! Pour les enfants de 6 ans et plus.

    There will also be select board games. / Il y aura aussi une sélection de jeux de société.

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

    ***NOTEZ BIEN : Ce programme est pour rester et jouer sans supervision du personnel.

  • four people with speech bubbles
    Orléans
    Apr 08, 2023

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

  • Poetry month
    Elmvale Acres
    Apr 08, 2023

    Using figures of speech and other simple literary techniques, learn to develop your writing skills.

    Stimulate your imagination with a series of visual prompts to create original and lively works. With a few tools and strategies of the craft, discover the joys of writing poetry.

    This workshop promotes the development of rich, colourful and personal work. No steadfast rules, no competition, just fun for everyone!

    For adults and teens ages 15+. 

    About the presenter: 

    Michèle Vinet, guest of honour at the 2021 Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais, is an award-winning author. She has published three novels in French (Prise de parole) that have gleaned seven nominations and three awards: le prix Trillium, le prix Émile-Ollivier (Conseil supérieur de la langue française) and le prix littéraire Le Droit. She has also published poetry in English, Tendrils (BookLand Press). Her novel Le malaimant (L’Interligne), published in 2021, was finalist to the Trillium Book Award and is the winner of the City of Ottawa Book Award 2022. JAZ, her next novel will be out in September 2023.

    The author offers creative writing workshops to the public as well as for the Ottawa Public Library, in schools and universities, community centres, in the penitentiary system, in the field of mental health and Amnesty International.

    Her work is the subject of interviews, articles, signings, book fairs, videos, podcasts and various literary presentations.

  • children listen as a story teller tells a story
    Carlingwood
    Apr 08, 2023

    Janet LeRoy and Kathie Kompass will lead this in-person, 6-part workshop series for children ages 8 to 11. Participants will have the opportunity to tell their stories in a safe space and learn to use storytelling as a means of conveying their experiences, values, and culture.

    **Please note, there is no workshop on April 22nd**

  • Storyteller telling a story to a group of children
    Sunnyside
    Apr 08, 2023

    Everyone has a story. Some of us have 1001 stories! Marie Victoria Robertson and Brad Denys will introduce you to the art of storytelling. How do you find a story to tell? Shape the story? Present the story in a way that others want to listen?

    The workshop will weave in the use of digital media: as a learning tool

  • Nepean Centrepointe
    Apr 08, 2023

    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!

    Saturdays from 1:30-3. Drop-in.

  • English Conversation Group
    Ruth E. Dickinson
    Apr 08, 2023

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

  • Rosemount
    Apr 08, 2023

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

    ​Ages 9 & up ​

    ​No registration required ​

  • LEGO figure holds flower
    Emerald Plaza
    Apr 08, 2023

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Program. Family Program.