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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.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Jump, shoot, roll and glide; can you find the science in sport? Take a test to discover where your dominance lies. Create a sculpture to investigate how throwing a ball affects your balance. Discover physics by engineering a better hockey puck and building a mini golf course. Join us as we shoot, score and explore the science of sport. Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    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 7-12.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Fridays, Mar 15, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • March Break - Lego Party

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create and build with Lego. Family Program. 60 min. Drop in.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive family dance workshop from Luv2Groove, 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!

    Family program for ages 4+.

    Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre: 3320 Paul Anka Drive

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    180 minutes

    Drop-in and join us a Rockcliffe Park Branch to explore engineering through Keva planks with 4 levels and snap circuits.

    Self-directed with adult supervision required. Ages 3+ for Keva and Ages 8+ for Snap Circuits.