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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.

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Dec 12, 2023
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers ages 18-35 months and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in. 

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    50 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, Dec 05, 2023 - Dec 12, 2023
    1:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Drop-in program.

  • Open book

    Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Apr 02, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

    May and June picks to be discussed.

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    29 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

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    Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    20 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! 

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Jan 09, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​

    Feel free to ask staff for more information. All are welcome.

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 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.

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Feb 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. Drop-in.

    **Note: No program Tuesday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 14th.  

  • Mario

    Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
    3:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Drop-in to play video games on our PS4 and WiiU. For ages 13-18. Drop-in.