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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.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    Come play cards, roll the dice or play board games with us!

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    24 sessions remaining

    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.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    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.

  • Saturdays, Jul 20, 2024 - Dec 21, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    20 sessions remaining

    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.

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

  • Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

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    Ce long métrage documentaire sur l’art, le militantisme et les personnes vivant avec un handicap propose un portrait à la fois intime et amusant de cinq artistes étonnants, y compris la réalisatrice Bonnie Sherr Klein. Avec un humoriste, une poétesse, un danseur et un sculpteur, Klein se rend dans diverses provinces canadiennes et aux États-Unis afin de créer des autoportraits aux multiples facettes. Un regard tendre et humoristique sur la passion de l’art et la vie avec un handicap, ses complications et ses richesses inattendues.

    2006. 1 h 11 min. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

  • Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and craft your very first project: a drawstring bag. This two-hour session will take you through the steps of setting up, threading, and using a sewing machine. 

    The same lesson takes place once a month. Please register for one session only. Registration limited to 5 spaces.

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    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.

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks. Monday July 22nd 1:30-3:30​ Monday August 19th 1:30-3:30​ ​ Drop in Program

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    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.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 4:00pm
    35 minutes

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    Jari Osborne | 2017 | 33 min

    This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.