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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.

  • Books with tea cup on top

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join the staff at the Rockcliffe Park Branch for a cuppa, a cookie and book talk.  

    ֎ Hear 6-8 book suggestions and what we liked about these books ֎

    ֎ On display, will be a curated list of books that you can check out ֎

    ֎ See an engaging short author video ֎ 

    It's a cozy event all about books while enjoying a hot tea or coffee.

    Adult, English, Drop-in

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create 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. 

    We will explore our creativity using art prompts from Creativebug.

    All supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Looking to start in a new position, apply for your first job, or jump back into the workplace? The Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) is here to offer you tips, tricks, and get you started on your job search. Join us for an informative afternoon with a presenter from CERC that will have you one step closer to finding your dream job.

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, September 28th, 10am to 12pm - A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
    • Thursday, October 26th, 10am to 12pn - Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • Thursday, November 30th, 10am to 12pm - Circe by Madeline Miller
    • Thursday, January 25th, 10am to 12pm - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    • Thursday, February 29th, 10am to 12pm - Klara in the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Thursday, March 28th, 10am to 12pm - All Things Consoled by Elisabeth Hay
    • Thursday, April 25th, 10am to 12pm - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Gamus
    • Thursday, June 6, 10am to 12pm - The Covenant of Water by Abraham Varghese
    • Thursday, June 27th, 10am to 12pm - Selection of titles for fall 2024
  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    21 sessions remaining

    Join us at yarn club!

    Knitters, crocheters, needle workers, rug hookers – all are welcome to socialize with fellow yarn crafters and work on their latest project.

    Drop-in program.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand controllers

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 3:30pm
    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)

  • Thursdays, Feb 29, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

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

  • Fridays, Mar 01, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hazeldean Library.  Join us for discussion on the first Friday of every month.

    NOVEMBER 10, 2023

    “Atonement” by Ian McEwan (Fiction)

    DECEMBER 1, 2023

    “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”by Daniel Pink (Non-Fiction)

    NO MEETING IN JANUARY

    FEBRUARY 2, 2024

    “Washington Black” by Esi Erdugan (Canadian-Fiction)

    MARCH 1, 2024

    “Five Little Indians” by Michelle Good (Canadian-Fiction)

    APRIL 5, 2024

    “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles (Fiction)

    MAY 3, 2024

    “The Vanishing Half” by Britt Bennett (Fiction)

    June 7, 2024

    “Full Disclosure” by Beverley McLachlin (Canadian-Mystery)

  • photo of solar eclipse and photo of northern lights

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    The Solar Eclipse and the Northern Lights; two of nature's most striking phenomena...and this April is the best time to see both! 

    Most remarkably, Southern Ontario's only total solar eclipse in our lifetime will take place.

    Come listen to adventurer Andrew Macklin explain the background science and share insights on how to best view them near Ottawa.

  • close up of a pile of books

    Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join our interactive session to learn how to write compelling scenes for your stories. We’ll discuss how to leverage key elements such as conflict, goals, agency, and change to maximize the reader’s empathy with your characters. Whether you’re writing short stories or an epic novel, you’ll leave with practical tools and techniques for planning, writing, and editing your scenes.