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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.

  • image of three quilled paper flowers in a teapot

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn to create beautiful, delicate, raised images from paper strips. You’ll use a few basic tools to wind the paper strips into coils to create a flower note card. 

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

  • Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore what’s involved (practically, emotionally, and financially) in continuing to live independently with services and supports.  This will include an overview of common needs, available options, and financial considerations.

    If you plan to attend, please register to ensure ​the program is presented.

  • joined hands

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The Caregivers Death Café is for anyone who is currently, or who has ever been, in a caregiving role. Providing care to someone who is sick or facing death can often greatly impact the caregiver’s relationship with their own mortality. This Death Café gives caregivers the chance to openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and experiences around dying, death, grief, and loss.

    Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer death cafés at various locations and with various themes. Check out the OPL website for other cafés.

  • Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control!

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club

  • Manotick United Church

    Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
     minutes

    A powwow is a gathering to celebrate First Nations culture through dance, songs, food and crafts, and is open to all.

    This workout will incorporate powwow dance steps from different styles of powwow dance and the sounds of contemporary and traditional powwow music into a simple, follow-along workout.

    Amanda Fox is Ojibwe from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, and is based in Ottawa, Ontario. Amanda is a jingle dress dancer, singer, beadwork artist, sewing artist, powwow workout instructor, and workshop facilitator. She started dancing as soon as she could walk and has a profound knowledge in powwow dance and protocols.

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Jun 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Saturdays, Jun 08, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
    1:30pm
    180 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This is part 2 of a continuing adventure that takes place in the location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. This game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, but beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come join us for a relaxed scrapbooking, Card Making and Journaling session!  Please bring your own scrapbook and pictures.  Basic craft supplies will be provided.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, May 20, 2024 - 10:00am

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons, or just learning how to play and need some practise? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners! D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!  

    The adventure we will be playing will be announced soon.

    This program is for ages 12-16.