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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.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Following Babytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and babies. Drop-in program.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Teams of two teen volunteers will share their technology knowledge with one older adult per session.

    Volunteers will help older adults with basic use of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some subjects that can be addressed include internet applications like browsers, email, calendars, social media, games, and file and photo management, such as Google Suite, OneDrive, and iCloud.​

    Register in-branch at the 2nd floor hub.​

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    4:00pm
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 4:00pm
    90 minutes

    For so many Canadians, Ernie Coombs and his character Mr. Dressup was an enduring childhood fixture, promoting the power of creativity, play and imagination. This heartwarming documentary traces the roots of this universally celebrated and uniquely Canadian children’s programme, its enduring legacy, and how it stayed true to its aim throughout its run of almost 30 years. Winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at TIFF, Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe is an absolute crowd-pleaser that is sure to bring a tear to your eye.

    “The Magic of Make-Believe not only serves as a reminder of the joy Coombs brought to our young lives, but it also emphasizes the need for Mr. Dressup's patience and kindness today more than ever.”

    – Rachel Ho, Exclaim!

    2023. 90 min. English.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    4:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Following Storytime, join us to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and children.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    Welcome Spring and your Guests.

    Come and join us for an event of making a new Spring wreath for your door using Crepe paper.

    No experience required.

    All material provided. Registration only.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life. 

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the meeting room 1A/1B of the Sunnyside branch.

  • A naloxone kit next to the City of Ottawa's logo and the words "Public Health / Santé publique"

    Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life.

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation.

    This is an English-only and hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the meeting room A of the North Gloucester Branch.

    A French version of this program will be offered on April 17, 2024 from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

    Ce programme sera offert en français le 17 avril 2024 de 19 h à 19 h 45.

  • Wednesday Apr 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life.  

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation.  

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Carol Parker room. This is a drop-in event.