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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.

  • Brush Lettering

    Tuesday Dec 12, 2023 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting! Create letters for cards, signs and other decorations using brush markers.

  • Tuesday Dec 12, 2023 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Adults are invited to join us in making their own cards. Make greeting cards for your loved ones for any occasion. Supplies are provided but feel free to also bring your own. All skill levels are welcome. Come along and have fun! 

  • Tuesdays, Dec 12, 2023 - Dec 19, 2023
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Limited spaces - Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Places limitées - inscription requise

  • Thursday Dec 14, 2023 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Watercolours for beginners, with the help of Creativebug, an arts and crafts online resource with thousands of video classes and workshops. This series will be in 4 parts.

    Brush strokes basics

    1. Understanding brush strokes - Explore different techniques using different brushes and strokes

    2. Painting leaves  

    3. Painting trees  

    Combining elements

    4. Painting a wreath

    Registration required.  Participants must be available for the entire series.

    Shared supplies included.

    Aquarelle pour débutants, avec l'aide de Creativebug, une ressource en ligne contenant des milliers de vidéos d'art et de bricolages. Cette série se fera en 4 sessions.

    Base des coups de pinceaux

    1. Comprendre les coups de pinceaux - Explorer les différentes techniques en utilisant différents pinceaux.

    2. Peindre des feuilles

    3. Peindre des arbres

    Combiner les éléments 

    4. Peindre une couronne

    Inscription requise. Vous devrez être disponible pour toute la série.

    Les fournitures sont incluses et partagées.

  • Monday Jan 08, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, December 11, 2023 - 10:00am

    Leave your good taste at home and bring on the creativity! We'll provide all the wacky art material you could ever want - you turn it into the worst piece of art you can imagine!

    At the end of the night, you will get to judge your fellow artists’ work and decide which is the worst!

  • Tuesdays, Jan 09, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Colouring can have a calming effect on the mind and promote overall wellness.

    Join us for a fun and relaxing session of adult colouring.  An opportunity to let your inner artist free and be a kid again!

    All supplies are provided.  No experience required.  All you need to bring is your creativity!

    Registration required.

    Redécouvrez le plaisir de colorier en vous joignant à notre club de coloriage pour adultes - un moment de détente et de relaxation tout en pratiquant l'art-thérapie.

    Tout le matériel est fourni. Aucune expérience requise. 

    Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est votre créativité!

    Inscription requise.

  • Monday Jan 22, 2024 at 6:45pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, December 11, 2023 - 10:00am

    Calling all quiz masters! Test your knowledge with live general trivia at the Stittsville branch of the Ottawa Public Library!

    Come for the fun, leave with the bragging rights!

    Register a team of two to five people, come and enjoy!

  • Monday Jan 22, 2024 at 7:30pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, good music, questions for teens and older adults alike, and refreshments!

  • Friday Feb 02, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Adults are invited to learn and practice Zentangle, a fun relaxing type of art that involves drawing patterns. This art form can help people increase their focus and creativity. Supplies and instruction are provided. All skill levels are welcome! 

    Friday February 2, 1:30-3:30pm

    Registration required

  • Friday Feb 02, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    This is sure to be a love like gnome other. In some Scandinavian folklore, gnomes were said to reside near houses, watch over families, and protect against bad luck. Now you can create your own Valentine's Day gnome, perfect for giving to loved ones or to reside over your own fireplace mantel, bookshelves, or home entrance. Join Beaverbrook staff for an easy craft, good conversation, and a cozy atmosphere.