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  • An alien reading a map

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Come meet the creatures who walk among us. There will be stories, songs and parachute fun. We will look at real animals that resemble aliens, make a space aliens craft, and navigate a huge bouncy planet obstacle course. Ages 4-6. Registration Required.

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 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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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 11:30am
    60 minutes

    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. There will be another series offered in August.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, July 23, 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.

  • Chromebook

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

    This program shows Chromebooks users how to search the Internet using popular search engines, shopping, maps and weather.  Also presented are some security basics and other features.

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

    What can the stars predict? Step into the enchanting world of astrology with our summer reading program tailored for kids aged 10 to 12+. Discover the magic of astrology as we delve into the zodiac signs and explore the art of divination, unlocking ancient mysteries and empowering young minds to interpret the unseen. Join us for an illuminating journey through the cosmos and beyond!

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.  Join us online by clicking the button below or register to receive an email reminder with the zoom link!

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

    Climb on board my rocket ship. For ages 4-6.

    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

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

    Explore space rocks, goo and other icky stuff.

    Let’s build rockets and see how far they can fly!  Then create some cosmic slime.

    Registration required. Ages 5 and up.

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

  • 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.