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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.

  • Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by YMCA

    Learn about the YMCA’s Newcomer Information Centre (NIC) and Newcomer Employment Program

  • Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    6 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.

  • Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    31 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • poster for Somewhere

    Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Somewhere as part of our Fathers and Daughters theme in May. The film was directed by Sofia Coppola and was released in 2010. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 98 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:15pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Drop in with your knitting every Tuesday

    Share advice, ideas and conversation with other knitters.

    Venez faire un tour, échanger des conseils et des idées et converser avec d'autres adeptes du tricot!.

  • english

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 24, 2025
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    47 sessions remaining

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

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.