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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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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    A 90-minute collaborative story building adventure for groups of children aged 6-12. Children share, combine and vote their favourite ideas into a story fit for a picture book! They also draw colorful pictures to add more detail to the choices they've made. Author Timm Holmes then performs an interactive storytelling to prove the children have become authors of an amazing story that they built together! Discover more at timmholmes.com

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    Tuesdays, Aug 06, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Eye spy...a giant purple people eater! 

    Join us for a 2-week program and make your own alien paper mâché nightlight!

    Week 1 we will make our fantastic creation and week 2 we will decorate it!

    Registration required for both dates.  Ages 5-12

    Week 1 – Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Week 2 – Tuesday, August 13, 10:30 – 11:30 am

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

  • Tuesdays, Aug 06, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    11:30am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a job? Applying for volunteer positions? Come learn all the necessary skills to do so at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with a program offered in conjunction with BGC Ottawa.

    For ages 15-24. Please register for the program. Note that this is a program series, so please show up to each date below. The topics covered in this session are the same as were covered in the July session.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Ready, Set, Interview time! Practice interview skills.

    For more information, please contact Jinny Caron, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, 613-897-7306, jcaron@bgcottawa.org.

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Blast Off! Explore space rocks, goo and other icky stuff.

    We will be making space foam! 

    Ages 4-6

    Registration required.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. We will be playing space games and doing some crafts. Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    Please note: This is the same program being offered at Carp, Beaverbrook, and Fitzroy Harbour. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come meet the creatures who walk among us. We will be getting creative!  Design an alien creation all your own.
    Registration is recommended. 
    Ages 4-6.
     

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    A dark mystery has settled over the city of Aldastron on the rogue planet of Exlaris. Researchers dedicated to studying the cosmos have disappeared, and the Hubble Space Telescope has vanished from Earth’s timeline. Only an ambitious crew of adventurers can uncover what was lost. Are you up to the challenge? Join us for this adventure written by NASA! Registration required. Ages 12-18.

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History’s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada’s past. For this session, we will focus on Canada's Indigenous communities.

    Registration required. Ages 7- 12.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods. 

    Registration Required.