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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.

  • 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.

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    For children 7-12, interested in learning to play chess and finding out more about the game. Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

  • 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.

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. Ages 12-17 

  • Saturdays, Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®!  Drop-in Family Program.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What did Ottawa look like millions of years ago? We can get a peek by looking at and studying ancient fossils found in this area of Ontario.

    This program will showcase Ottawa's Ordovician fauna through fossils. Discover more about the animals that lived here long ago by looking at real fossils, and learn what you can do to become a fossil hunter too!

    For ages 7 and up. Please register each participant for the program.

    Presented in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Natural History Society.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Jun 02, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    9:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

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