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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.

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    Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    20 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! 

  • Tuesdays, Dec 05, 2023 - Mar 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    15 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.

  • Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Mar 27, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    15 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.

  • Wednesdays, Dec 06, 2023 - Dec 20, 2023
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a relaxing activity that is low stress and doesn't require any special skills?  Then colouring may be for you!   Join us to explore your creative side, relax and meet new friends.  All supplies will be provided.

    The August 2nd session will be held in the Children's Program Room on the lower level of the library.

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    Thursday Dec 07, 2023 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Let’s get creative! Participants will be provided with all the materials needed to complete the craft, from start to finish. No prior skills needed!

    This month we will be creating greeting cards with the help of a Cricut Maker 3. 

  • Tuesday Dec 12, 2023 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est La panthère des neiges par Sylvain Tesson .

  • Thursday Dec 14, 2023 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members.  All are welcome.

    December 14 book: Finding Me by Viola Davis.

  • Thursday Dec 21, 2023 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

  • Tuesday Jan 09, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Participez à des rencontres sociales pour discuter d’une grande variété de livres sélectionnés par les membres du club de lecture. Cette activité est ouverte à tous. Les personnes inscrites ont la responsabilité d’obtenir un exemplaire du livre à lire ou à écouter.

    Le livre du mois est Vivre vite par Brigitte Giraud.

  • Thursday Jan 11, 2024 at 1:30pm
    90 minutes

    Meet to enjoy and discuss a wide variety of books selected by book club members.  All are welcome.

    January 11 Meeting:  Reader's choice - each member can discuss a book or article of their choice.