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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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    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create textile landscapes on a canvas board using fabric, twine and glue.  Show off your artistic flair with your new masterpiece.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

    Create intricate paper art perfect for the season in a simple, easy to follow craft. Enjoy a calm atmosphere, good conversation, and discover how to turn swirls of paper into a floral art piece perfect for the season. 

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    Sunday Mar 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Ottawa was under five tornado warnings in 2023! Did you get them on your phone?

    Local storm chaser Andrew Macklin dives into the basics of tornadoes, chasing storms, and recaps the notably active 2023 thunderstorm season in Eastern Ontario.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

    If you plan to attend, please register to ensure the program is presented.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Registration opens on Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am

    Bring an idea and/or a simple picture you might like to recreate and try your hand at the Japanese style paper collage technique called chigiri-e (torn paper art)

    We will provide the space, glue, and paper to create your piece of art!

    (Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form in which the primary technique uses coloured paper that is torn to create images, and may resemble a water colour painting).

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 7:00pm
    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!

  • Tuesday Mar 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

    Please register online. 

  • Tuesday Mar 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of relaxing zentangle fun!

    Learn how to zentangle and create a beautiful bookmark! All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesdays, Mar 26, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Adults are invited to get creative and make a no-pressure, awful piece of art. All supplies will be provided. We will put out random art supplies; what you make is entirely up to you! Make it as bizarre and ridiculous as you wish. At the end of the night, you will get to judge your fellow artists’ work and decide which is the worst!