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  • Tuesday Apr 25, 2023 at 6:00pm / until May 23, 2023

    Join author Michael Stewart each month to discuss an element of writer's craft followed by a generative prompt and sharing. Hone your craft. Dig deeper into your manuscript. Meet other writers.

    All stages and styles of writer welcome, 16+

    Come prepare to write.

  • Thursday Apr 27, 2023 at 10:00am

    The St. Laurent Book Club meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members. ​

    All are welcome.​

    Upcoming dates and books:

    • Thursday, February 23rd, 10am to 12pm - How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa
    • Thursday,  March 23rd, 10am to 12pm -  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
    • Thursday, April 27th, 10am to 12pm - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
    • Thursday, May 25th, 10am to 12pm - American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • Thursday Apr 27, 2023 at 3:00pm / until Jun 22, 2023

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! Ask a staff member for help placing the book on hold with your library card. Drop-in. No registration required. All are welcome!

  • Illustration of brush script lettering
    Thursday Apr 27, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Explore a modern variation on an old craft.  Create letters for cards, signs and other decorations using brush markers and try variations for special effects.

  • Thursday Apr 27, 2023 at 5:00pm / until Jun 22, 2023

    Visit our table on the second floor of the branch to learn more about programs and services for children, youth, families and older adults in the Nepean area. 

  • Thursday Apr 27, 2023 at 5:30pm

    Venez nous joindre pour le visionnement du film Delicatessen. Ce film a paru en 1991 et il a été réalisé par Jean-Pierre Jeunet et Marc Caro. Le visionnement débutera à 17h30 et c’est un visionnement gratuit. Veuillez noter : Ce film est destiné pour un public mature. Le film a une durée de 99 minutes. En français avec sous-titres en français.

    Join us for a showing of the film Delicatessen. This film was released in 1991 and was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. This free showing will begin at 5:30PM. Please note: This film is for a mature audience. 99 minute run time. In French with French subtitles.

  • Banner reading "Job Search Workshop" on top of a photo of people waiting to be interviewed.
    Friday Apr 28, 2023 at 3:00pm

    Looking to start in a new position, apply for your first job, or jump back into the workplace? The Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) is here to offer you tips, tricks, and get you started on your job search. Join us for an informative afternoon with a presenter from CERC that will have you one step closer to finding your dream job

  • cercle de lecture vanier
    Saturday Apr 29, 2023 at 10:00am / until Jun 24, 2023

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence. Une animatrice ou un animateur en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès le 28 janvier 2023) de 10h à midi à la bibliothèque (située au 310, Pères-Blancs)

  • Bloodsucka Jones with a stylized purple face and his large afro taking up a majority of the poster, characters are on top of the afro
    Saturday Apr 29, 2023 at 1:00pm

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Bloodsucka Jones vs. The Creeping Death.

    The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials. So come join us for some awesome terribleness.

    The film is free to attend, starts at 1:00 PM and will take place in the Main branch auditorium.

  • Men sitting playing go game
    Saturday Apr 29, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Aug 26, 2023

    The Ottawa Go Club ( organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa ( organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.