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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.

  • Monday Mar 18, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    Are you ready to embrace Spring?

    Come and learn with us how to make a beautiful bouquet of Spring Lilies as a home decor or as a gift for a friend.

    No experience required.

    All materials provided.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

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    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Continuing from the fall session, all aboard for the next leg of our tour around the world, with Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka! Join us the third Tuesday of each month until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. When you pick up your copy, you will receive a Reader's Passport to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meeting.

    At every meeting you attend, bring your "passport" to have it stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

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    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    This beginner project is the perfect way to learn the basics of macramé. 

    We will use Creativebug to make a fun, textured piece that you can use as a keychain or wall decoration.

    Registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    3:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    The Granny Squares for Warmth (GSFW) group was created in November 2020 as a Barrhaven-based group with a mission to create and donate hand-made blankets in the Ottawa area. ​

    In addition to blankets, members have also made and donated shawls, hats, and baby wear. ​

    Join us to crochet and join granny squares, to share and learn crochet stitches and techniques and to build a sense of community by making blankets for those in need. ​
    Everyone is welcome!

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Combine basic drawing strokes into easy-to-learn pattern combinations that inspire creativity, relaxation and meditation.

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    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Adults are invited to join us in making their own cards. Make greeting cards for your loved ones for any occasion. Supplies are provided but feel free to also bring your own. All skill levels are welcome. Come along and have fun! 

  • Wednesdays, Mar 20, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Do you already have some basic English language skills, and are you looking for a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English speaking skills?

    Join our English conversation group!

    Receive guidance from our leaders, meet new people and gain confidence in your ability to speak English.

    Vous avez déjà une base en anglais et vous cherchez un endroit avec une ambiance décontractée et amicale pour pratiquer vos habiletés de converser en anglais?

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais!

    Recevez des conseils, rencontrez de nouvelles personnes et gagnez de la confiance à converser en anglais.

  • Wednesday Mar 20, 2024 at 5:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for the ultimate armchair travel around Europe. The European Book Club is offered in partnership with European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in Ottawa to promote contemporary European authors and their works. A book title from an EU country is selected for discussion each month.

    Austrian author Marie Gamillscheg will discuss her book entitled Uprising of the Sea Creatures. Please follow the link for an English excerpt. : https://www.new-books-in-german.com/recommendations/uprising-of-the-sea-...

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - May 16, 2024
    10:15am
    75 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us as we share the enjoyment of reading and discuss books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome. 

    January 18 - The White Hare by Jane Johnson

    February 15 - Woman, Watching : Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay by Merilyn Simonds

    March 21 - The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

    April 18 - Different by Frans De Waal

    May 16 - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

    The book club  meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:15-11:30 except July, August and December, when there is no meeting. You can place a hold on library copies in advance