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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.

  • english

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 24, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    43 sessions remaining

    Practice your English as a 2nd language in a conversational, relaxed environment. 

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

  • Tuesday Jun 18, 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! 

  • English conversation group

    Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    10:15am
    90 minutes

    11 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.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

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

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    Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Please join the library staff at the Main branch to learn about public library services in Canada and at the Ottawa Public Library. This tour will be conducted in English.

    Joignez-vous au personnel de la bibliothèque à la succursale Centrale pour vous familiariser avec les services des bibliothèques publiques au Canada et à la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa. La viste sera en anglais.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 25, 2025
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    52 sessions remaining

    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.

  • Wednesday Jun 19, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    Presented by YMCA Newcomer Information Session

    Join us to learn about job retention. YMCA Newcomer Employment Specialists will be available in person to talk about how to stay employed.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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.