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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.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    22 sessions remaining

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.

    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    This is a virtual program that will be streamed live at the Nepean Centrepointe Branch.  

  • Thursdays, Jul 25, 2024 - Aug 22, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver.

  • Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

     Climb on board my rocket ship,  3,2,1 Blast Off!

     What does it take to be an astronaut? We will read space travel stories and do a space related craft.

  • Fridays, Jul 26, 2024 - Aug 23, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Watch your favourite stories come to life in a cool room.

    Movie screenings at the library.

    Family program. Drop-in.

  • Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed?

    Drop-in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team.

    Sessions will be held in study room number 1 on the 2nd floor of the library while the elevator is under refurbishment.

    Should you see that the counsellor is busy with another person, please wait outside patiently for your turn. Thank you.

  • storytime cartoon

    Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Repair, personalize, and upgrade your clothes with visible mending techniques! Visible mending is all about transforming a worn, damaged, or plain piece of clothing into something unique, custom, and beautiful. Come learn easy sewing and mending techniques. Bring a piece of clothing you would like to repair- such as jeans, a jacket, t-shirt, pants, etc. We will provide the mending supplies. 

    Réparer, personnalise et transformer vos vêtements avec les techniques de « Réparation visible ! » Réparation visible consiste à transformer un vêtement usé, endommagé ou ordinaire en quelque chose d'unique, de personnalisé et de beau. Venez apprendre les techniques faciles de couture et de réparation. Apportez un vêtement que vous vouliez réparer - par exemple un jean, une veste, un t-shirt, un pantalon, etc. Nous allons vous fournir avec tous les matériaux de réparation.

  • Mondays, Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego and your imagination.  Parents and guardians must accompany their children.

  • 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!