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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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    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 11:00am
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive 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!

    Drop-in.

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the program room in the branch.

    Family program for ages 4+.

  • Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Dungeons & Dragons 

    Learn how to play D&D with this short one-shot session. Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. Registration required. Ages 11-14. 

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    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at the Richmond branch of the OPL as we create an original story with plasticine.  

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    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Light up your imagination!

    Drop in program

    Ages 7-9

    We will be using different mediums to paint and create. We will also decorate and build a catapult.

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    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 3:00pm
    45 minutes

    Light up your imagination!

    We will be creating paper spinners and constellation maps! Registration required. Ages 7-9.

  • Thursdays, Mar 14, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Find warmth in the winter season with camaraderie, conversation and crafting at this casual, drop-in meet-up! Bring your own craft project and supplies to work on in the good company of your neighbourhood and community. 

    Open to adults (18+) of all levels of interest and ability. Bring your knitting, crochet, hand-stitching, coloring, drawing etc. (nothing messy or requiring machinery please!). Don't have a project? No problem! Options will be provided.

    Held every 2nd and 4th Thursday, January - April.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:45pm
    30 minutes

    Find the clues; solve the puzzle. Are you up for the challenge? You will have 30 minutes to "escape"! 

    There is a maximum of 10 people per time slot. There are three time slots available - 2:00 pm, 2:45 pm, and 3:30 pm. 

    *** Please register for only one time slot.***

    For ages 10-14.

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    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this sculpture-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working tin foil and plaster of paris to frame and sculpt their figures. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.