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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    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)

  • Four teenagers with thought bubbles, thinking of craft supplies

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 3:30pm
    120 minutes

    Drop-in and plunder the library’ supplies to create your own artwork! We will have acrylic paint, pastels, watercolors, coloured pencils, tons of magazines to use for collage. Ages 13-17. / Passe à la biblio pour créer avec tout notre matériel! Nous avons de la peinture acrylique, des pastels, de la peinture aquarelle, des crayons de couleur, des tas de magazines pour faire du collage. Ouvert aux 13-17 ans.

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    7:45pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come draw, paint or sketch using different art mediums.  You are free to work on your own projects or create a new one.  Note that this is not an art lesson but rather an opportunity to try out different art material while meeting other teens who enjoy art.  Books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration.  You can register for 1, 2 or all 4 sessions  For ages 13-17.

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    Venez dessiner ou peindre en utilisant différents médiums artistiques. Vous êtes libre de travailler sur vos propres projets ou d'en créer un nouveau. Ce n'est pas une leçon d'art, mais plutôt une occasion de tester différents matériels artistiques en rencontrant d'autres adolescents qui apprécient l'art. Des livres et des vidéos seront disponibles pour fournir des idées et de l'inspiration.  Vous pouvez vous inscrire à 1, 2 ou aux 4 sessions.  Pour les 13 à 17 ans.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    A one-hour online workshop featuring a film industry professional who will share their own experiences in the industry and provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and television. Presented by REEL Canada. Ages 13-18.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

    About the Speakers

    Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker interested in hybridized, experimental forms of storytelling that exist within and transcend the physical body. Centred in the socio-cultural collisions of subjectivity, surveillance, and societal prescriptions of identity, her films 1 versus 1 (2018) and Wash Day (2020) have screened locally and internationally at festivals including TIFF Next Wave, BlackStar Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (Ignite x Adobe), and many more. She currently works as a Program Coordinator at the OYA Black Arts Coalition.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Eric Bizzarri, who is an award-winning Canadian director and producer based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Future of Film Showcase, a film festival based in Toronto, ON.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program offers the chance to teens to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress. Therapy dogs are specially trained full grown dogs and work with a handler. Take a few minutes to read or colour with a dog, or just soak in the good vibes.

    Drop-in program. For ages 13 and up.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    This program offers the chance to teens to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress. Therapy dogs are specially trained full grown dogs and work with a handler. Take a few minutes to read or colour with a dog, or just soak in the good vibes.

    Registration optional, drop-ins welcome. For ages 13 and up.

  • a row of colourful friendship bracelets made of knotted thread

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn the basics of how to make colourful knotted bracelets out of thread!

    We will demonstrate two beginner patters - diagonal lines and arrowheads/chevrons - to help you build the fundamental skills you can adapt into more complicated patterns.

    Use the supplies provided, or feel free to bring your own embroidery floss!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    This program offers the chance to teens to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress. Therapy dogs are specially trained full grown dogs and work with a handler. Take a few minutes to read or colour with a dog, or just soak in the good vibes.

    Drop-in program for ages 13 and up.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 12, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    5:30pm
    150 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month

    Drop-in