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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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    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Join us for a heartwarming Pride-themed family story time that celebrates love, acceptance, and diversity! Our enchanting stories will take children and their families on a joyful journey through tales that highlight the beauty of different identities and relationships, to explore themes of kindness, understanding, and the importance of embracing who we are. Let's come together to share the magic of stories that inspire us to be proud of who we are and to spread the message of love in all its vibrant forms. 

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    Joignez-vous à nous pour une heure du conte en famille sur le thème de la fierté qui célèbre l'amour, l'acceptation et la diversité ! Nos histoires emmèneront les enfants et leurs familles dans un joyeux voyage à travers des contes qui mettent en lumière la beauté des différentes identités et relations, pour explorer les thèmes de la gentillesse, de la compréhension et de l'importance d'accepter ce que nous sommes. Venez partager la magie des histoires qui nous inspirent à être fiers de qui nous sommes et à diffuser le message de l'amour sous toutes ses formes vibrantes. 

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 11:00am
    90 minutes

    Come and paint at the library! This is an opportunity to try out different techniques while meeting others who enjoy art. No lesson will be taught, however, books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration. Materials will be provided.

    Register online.  Ages 9- 12.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Registration required. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Alta Vista Branch

    Saturday, June 1st, 2024

    11:00 am

    English Program

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    For children 7-12, interested in learning to play chess and finding out more about the game. Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Play card games, board games or video games at the Library.

    Viens jouer aux cartes, à des jeux de société ou à des jeux vidéos à la Bibliothèque. 

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What did Ottawa look like millions of years ago? We can get a peek by looking at and studying ancient fossils found in this area of Ontario.

    This program will showcase Ottawa's Ordovician fauna through fossils. Discover more about the animals that lived here long ago by looking at real fossils, and learn what you can do to become a fossil hunter too!

    For ages 7 and up. Please register each participant for the program.

    Presented in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Natural History Society.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for our monthly e-sports tournament where we play PS4 games such as NBA 2K24, FC Sports 24, and Rocket League.  Snacks provided.

    For kids and teens.  Registration beings 30 minutes before the program at the door.

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    Rejoignez-nous pour notre tournoi mensuel d'e-sports où nous jouons à des jeux PS4 tels que NBA 2K24, FC Sports 24, et Rocket League.  Collations fournies.

    Pour les enfants et les adolescents.  L'inscription se fait 30 minutes avant le programme à la porte.

  • Builders Club

    Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in. For ages 6-12. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Inscription non requise. Pour les 6-12 ans. 

  • Adult reading to a group of children

    Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Every Monday and Wednesday.

    **Please note: There will be no programs from June 9 - July 1.