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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.

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    Friday Jul 05, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    The YOU-nique program is all about empowering what makes you – and the animals around you - unique. Discover each animal's unique adaptation, how it makes them all special and how all the animals also benefit from each other's unique characteristics to overcome and problem-solve together. Family program for ages 4+. | Le programme YOU-nique, c’est la chance de faire briller ce qui te rend – tout comme les animaux qui t’entourent – unique. Découvre comment s’adapte chacun des animaux, ce qui les rend spéciaux et comment leurs caractéristiques propres leur permettent de s’entraider pour surmonter et régler leurs problèmes. Programme familial pour les 4 ans +  

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you? 

    Create the solar system, planets, stars and asteroids with puffy window paint and liquid markers.  See a science video on the creation of the solar system to inspire you.

    Ages 6-12 

    Registration required.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 10, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! 

    Join the Space Lego Challenge!  Every week, there will be a different challenge to build aliens, rovers, planets, robots, rockets and more!  Have your work on display at our branch and posted to our photo wall!


    Drop-in program. Family program.

  • Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Aug 08, 2024
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch every Thursday from 11 July to 8 Aug for a special themed SPACE pop-up activity.  This is a self-directed, drop-in program and will run from 3:00PM to 4:30PM.

    11 July - Reaction time & Space repairs - Science 

    • Find out what it is like to fix and repair in outer space and test your reaction time

    18 July - Create Aliens & Space Ships -  Art  

    • Create an alien out of yarn, paper and pipe cleaners and their flying saucer to take them to outer space

    25 July - Outer Space Galaxy Art - Art and Science

    • Using salt and paint, create vivid outer space images as seen through the Hubble, Keppler and James Webb telescopes

    1 Aug - Space Puzzles - Science, Math and Art

    • Test your space knowledge and puzzle solving skills!  Several paper based puzzles will be available for you to solve!  How many can you do?

    8 Aug - Sculpt the Planets with Playdough & Plasticine - Art and Science

    • Using plasticine or playdough, make the planets and learn where they fit our solar system.  Create a unique plasticine sculpture of our Solar System.

    Ages 3+ (with adult supervision)

  • Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Budding engineers take flight. 

    There's nothing like a little rocket science to add some excitement to liven up your day.  Test which canister makes the best rocket explosion!  Decorate your rockets and watch them soar!  Guinness World Record video included!


    Ages 7-10

    Space limited, registration required.  Indoor and outdoor event.  English

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Be a Star! How bright can you shine?

    Celebrate the northern skies. Use chalk pastel techniques to re-create the shimmering colourful effects inspired by aurora borealis.  Science video will be shown to inspire you!

    Ages 6-10

    Space is limited, registration required. English.

  • Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Out of This World! Climb on board my rocket ship.

    Can you design a space craft carrying an astronaut (or an alien!) that can safely land on Mars?  Test your engineering skills and learn all about the challenges of landing safely on Earth and other planets

    We will look at video of the engineering challenges as faced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Teams, to help guide us to design solutions.


    Images of Mars Rover Landing 2010

    Ages 7-12.

    Space is limited, registration required. English.

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    Friday Aug 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

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    Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Suite à la lecture d’un conte provenant de la collection de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, découvrez comment les mots peuvent se transformer en mouvement! Explorez votre imaginaire en bougeant avec les artistes de Tara Luz Danse de façon ludique et créative. Cette activité multisensorielle se terminera avec un coloriage en lien avec l’atelier vécu. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes


    Embark on a space adventure.

    Create constellations 3 different ways!  Sculpt it, lace it and shine it!  Watch super cool videos that shows us just how tiny we are!  Then create your own constellation!

    Ages 6-12

    Space is limited, registration required.  English.