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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 - Aug 28, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet and meet fellow enthusiasts at the Sunnyside branch.  Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Apportez votre tricot ou votre crochet et rencontrez d'autres passionnés à la succursale Sunnyside.  Les tricoteurs de tous niveaux sont les bienvenus.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Silent Reading Café ​

    Join other readers in a cool and calm atmosphere perfect for reading peacefully.  Bring your lunch to our Silent Reading Café on the 2nd floor. 

    Drop-in​

    Wednesdays

    July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st ​

    August 7th & 14th ​

    12 pm - 2 pm

    ​Café des lecteurs

    Joignez-vous aux lecteurs de la communauté cet été.  Installez-vous dans une atmosphère calme et sereine afin de profiter d'une heure de dîner sur mesure pour les bibliophiles.

    Les mercredis

    Juillet: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Août: 7 et 14

    Midi à 14 hrs

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Jun 25, 2025
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    47 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.

  • Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Dec 18, 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 of all abilities.  Drop-in.

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

  • 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.  

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

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure.

    We will start by taking a regular story about earth and blasting it into space...and that's just the beginning of space storytelling fun!

    Registration required. Ages 6-8. 

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

    Nurturing Mental Wellness and Resilience (virtual)

    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.

    Cultiver la résilience et le bien-être mental (virtuelle)

    La Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa est heureuse de célébrer le Mois des aînés en offrant des programmes pour les adultes plus âgés chaque mercredis en juin, juillet et août.

    Les participants amélioreront leurs connaissances en matière de bien-être mental et de résilience à mesure qu'ils vieillissent. Des outils et des idées utiles seront partagés pour aider à créer des plans tangibles et concrets pour soutenir le bien-être mental.

    This is a virtual program that will be streamed live at the Blackburn Hamlet Branch.

  • Summer Reading

    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Family program. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • Groupe de conversation en français

    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en français gratuit pour pratiquer le français dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Niveaux intermédiaire, inscription non requise.

    Join our free French conversation group to practice speaking in French in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    Drop-in program at an intermediate level.

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    Wednesdays, Jul 24, 2024 - Aug 07, 2024
    2:00pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months. Drop-in program.