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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.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Family program for ages 4+.

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    From the Sun to the dwarf planet, Pluto: see and understand the Solar System through the eyes of spacecraft. Presented by the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. Ages 8-12. 

  • Alien reading a map beside their spaceship.

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. 

    Join us as we zoom, zoom to the moon!

    Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    The world is on fire and nothing is okay. What does this feel like? There are a lot of standard names for what we feel when we think about global warming, wide-spread extinction of ordinary and extraordinary creatures, and, well, [gestures generally]: Anxiety, grief, anger, fear, blankness. Sometimes the way we talk about feelings shapes what they are, and so it matters what words we have. We might not have all the words we need to understand the experience of climate crisis. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss some theories about emotions and expression, why writing is a good way to explore feelings we don’t have a name for, and how to practice finding our “outlaw emotions” about big problems.

    Alexis Shotwell is a Professor in Sociology at Carleton University. Her work focuses on complexity, complicity, and collective transformation. A professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin land, she is the co-investigator for the AIDS Activist History Project (aidsactivisthistory.ca), and the author of Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding and Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. She is a nerd who loves science fiction, makes functional pottery in her spare time, bikes all winter, and owns a banjo.

    Website: alexisshotwell.com

    For ages 13-18. Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    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! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Climb on board my rocket ship,  3,2,1 Blast Off!

     What does it take to be an astronaut? We will read space travel stories and do a space related craft.

  • Two children look at a rocket ship through a telescope.

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure and make rockets with us!

    Drop-in. Ages 6-9.

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure.

    Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    This is the same program being offered at Hazeldean, Carp, Constance Bay, and Fitzroy Harbour. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and controllers

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

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    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 6:30pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    33 minutes - English only