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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.

  • Monday Jun 03, 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, music, and refreshments!

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    10:00am
    180 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • The Morning Coffee Break

    Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us at the Cumberland Branch Tuesday and Thursday mornings to enjoy a coffee and meet new friends.  We will have coffee, games, puzzles and colouring books

    Joignez-vous à nous à la succursale de Cumberland les mardis et jeudis matins pour prendre un café et rencontrer de nouveaux amis. Nous aurons du café, des jeux, des casse-têtes et des livres à colorier.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 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

  • Open book

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere.  This group meets every first Tuesday of the month from September 2023 to June 2024. 

    Here is the list of books that will be discussed at each month's meeting.  Click each book titles below to place a hold.

    5 September, 2023: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tania Talaga 

    3 October, 2023: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

    7 November, 2023: Jennie's Boy: A Newfoundland Childhood by Wayne Johnston

    5 December, 2023: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

    2 January, 2024: Red Notice by Bill Browder

    6 February, 2024: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

    5 March, 2024: A Spy Among Friends by Ben MacIntyre

    2 April, 2024: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

    7 May, 2024:  Hamnet and Judith by Maggie O’Farrell

    4 June, 2024: State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton

    This is a drop in program.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    4 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.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    7 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, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 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.

  • pansy

    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting.  Participants will experiment with using fresh flowers to create art.  Supplies will be provided.