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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.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Come and create an Upcycled Feather out of old denim.  These feathers can be used as bookmarks, or grouped together for an art piece.

    Supplies for Two feathers will be provided.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, music, and refreshments!

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    This workshop, presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD)  is to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including:

    palliative care

    treatment options

    Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD

    The workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.  

    Adult, English event.  Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want.