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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.

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    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    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+. 

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    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

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    Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

    Drop-in Program

  • Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    How bright can you shine?  We will be talking about the stars in the sky and make a star craft.  For Ages 4-6.  DROP-IN.

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    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

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

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

  • astronaut children floating in space

    Tuesday Jul 30, 2024 at 11:30am
    45 minutes

    Boldly go where no one has gone before. Registration required. Ages 10-12

    You will be using your brains, wits, and problem-solving skills in this breakout room program. You and your team will have to solve puzzles, riddles, and work together to win this galactic space race!​

    Can you do it in only 45 minutes?

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    1:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

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

    Drop-in.

  • Parenting in Ottawa

    Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 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.

    Related link
    Parenting in Ottawa
    Ottawa Public Health

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    12 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!