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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.

  • a stack of board games

    Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Dec 30, 2024
    1:30pm
    180 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program / Programme portes-ouvertes.

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grand kids 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.

  • Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    75 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sunnyside Trivia Nights

    Test your knowledge this summer with Sunnyside Trivia Nights.  Happening three nights this summer, each session will have different categories and questions ranging from pop culture to geography . Enjoy a fun relaxed atmosphere to see if you can win the crown of Sunnyside Trivia Champion!

    Monday June 24th 6:30pm

    Monday July 29th 6:30pm

    Monday August 26th 6:30pm

    Registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    10:15am
    90 minutes

    21 sessions remaining

    Attention: On prend une pause le 3 et 10 juillet. 
    The group is taking a break on the 3rd and 10th of July. 

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue. Gratuit, inscription non requise. // Join our French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment. Free drop-in program.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    21 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults and teens of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

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    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes et adolescents de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

  • Parenting in Ottawa

    Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

    Related link
    Parenting in Ottawa
    Ottawa Public Health

  • Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In

  • Image shows a collection of games and activities. Dice, playing cards, a puzzle, Jenga.

    Tuesdays, Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us every Tuesday for a fun, casual hour of games and activities for adults at the Rideau Branch. Come do a puzzle, relax with some adult colouring, or play a board game!

    Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm, except August 6th where there won't be a program. 

    All supplies are provided.

    Full list of activities may vary from week to week.

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    Joignez-vous à nous chaque mardi à la succursale Rideau pour un après-midi social et relax. Au menu: des jeux et activités variées pour adultes tels que des casse-têtes, du matériel pour dessiner, des jeux de carte et plus encore. 

    Mardi après midi, de 14h30-15h30 sauf le mardi 6 août (programme non-offert à cette date)

    Tout le matériel nécessaire sera fourni. 

    Les activités peuvent varier d'une semaine à une autre.