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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.

  • Thursdays, May 30, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale. Niveau intermédiaire. Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Intermediate level.

  • Craft supplies on table

    Friday May 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of collage art! We will provide the paper, images, glue and scissors, you are welcome to bring additional notions if you would like. Drop-in program.​

    Joignez-nous pour un après-midi de collage! Nous allons fournir les ciseaux, la colle, les images et le papier, vous êtes la bienvenue d'apporter du matériel supplémentaire si vous le désirez. Programme portes ouvertes.​

  • Friday May 31, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • Fridays, May 31, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    Registration is required for this program series
     

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:00am
    180 minutes

    Bring your family and friends for a day of fun and connections across generations for Intergenerational Day in Canada!

    There will be activities, games, music, and cake will be served!

    • Bilingual Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

    Venez en grand nombre célébrer la Journée intergénérationnelle au Canada à la bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa!

    Il y aura des activités, des jeux, de la musique, et du gâteaux sera servi!

    • Contes en famille bilingue à 10 h 30
  • Cartoon kids and adults on carpet with books

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

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

    To celebrate Intergenerational Day in Canada, we encourage families of all ages to attend this storytime - kids, parents, grand-parents, and even great-grandparents! All are welcome.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. 

    Pour célébrer la Journée intergénérationnelle au Canada, nous encourageons les familles de tous âges à assister à cette heure du conte - enfants, parents, grands-parents et même arrière-grands-parents ! Tous sont les bienvenus.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    “Show, don’t tell” is well-known advice in the writing world, but it’s often misunderstood. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the concepts of ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ to understand when to use each effectively, since good writing balances both. We’ll discuss common pitfalls with ‘telling’ and demonstrate practical techniques to ‘show’ more, creating a more immersive reader experience. After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to show like a pro and tell really well.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from a river cruise that included, Prague, various stops in Germany and Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary. There is a side trip to the Danube Gorge.

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

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.