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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.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    1:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 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!

  • Open book on a white blanket on the grass, with coffee and a pastry

    Thursdays, Apr 18, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Nos dernières sessions avant la pause d'été! Veuillez nous joindre le 3e jeudi de chaque mois pour des rencontres conviviales afin de discuter des livres de langue française.

    Quand vous vous inscrivez, nous vous réservons une copie du livre - pas besoin de le commander vous-même, à moins que vous préférez apprécier le titre dans un autre format. Au plaisir de vous voir!

  • 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.

  • Photo illustration of cookbook and cooking utensils

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 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  

  • Books

    Monday Apr 15, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Caste" by Isobel Wilkerson.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.

  • Book Banter

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi après-midi de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venu(e)s.

    lundi le 15 janvier: Les vertueux de Yasmina Khadra

    mercredi le 28 février - CHANGEMENT DE DATE: Noires sous surveillance de Robyn Maynard

    lundi le 18 mars: Les passants de Lisbonne de Philippe Besson

    lundi le 15 avril: La succession de Jean-Paul Dubois

    lundi le 13 mai: Mon voyage en Amérique de Kim Yaroshevskaya

    lundi le 17 juin: Belle Greene d'Alexandra Lapierre

    Ces séances sont un millieu sans parfum.

  • three books on the right stacked together

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    2:30pm
    90 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Library Book Club meet on the third Monday of most months and read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Registration is required.
     

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected non-fiction titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    April title: The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • End table with book.

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan