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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.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursdays, Apr 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, May 21, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours!

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked.

    And best of all, it can be done for free!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • Tomato plants

    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturdays, Apr 27, 2024 - May 25, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine (including safety) and sew your own book bag to keep! This program consists of four sessions over a two month period. *You must be able to commit to all four sessions.* All supplies will be provided. Required skills: • Ability to follow instructions, to work independently, and to wait patiently for assistance when needed • Can safely use sewing implements with minimal supervision (needles, seam rippers, and sharp scissors) Ages 9-12 years old.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Join us for a celebration of gardens! We will be reading a  picture book, planting a mini-garden to take home and doing a plant related craft.

    Registration required.

  • Dungeons and Dragons logo

    Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Already played some DnD and looking for a game to join? Give this one-session-long adventure a try! 

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Meet new players as you undertake an adventure in this popular game! 

    For this adventure, you must build your own Level 2 character, so you must register at least 6 days in advance to create your character and submit their character-sheet for DM approval before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random pre-generated character. 

    Ages: 12-18

    Note: this session is a repeat of the adventure played on April 13th, so if you played that session, it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Keep an eye out for a new game coming up later! 

  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Mondays, May 13, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.