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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.

  • Contact North logo

    Thursdays, Sep 19, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Need Skills Training to Stand Out from the Crowd?  Learn how to access Free Online Courses.  Join us for a presentation and Q & A!

    Avez-vous besoin de développer des compétences pour vous distinguer?  Apprenez comment accéder à des cours en ligne gratuits.

    August event is canceled. La session du mois d'août est annulée.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursdays, Sep 19, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome! 

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    Here's what we're reading autumn/winter 2024:

    Please note: Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

  • Thursdays, Sep 19, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

  • Tuesday Sep 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Vous voulez appuyer votre enfant dans la découverte de son amour pour la lecture?  Cet atelier est destiné aux parents d'enfants de la 1ère à la 3e année.  Nos experts en matière de littératie vous présenterons des stratégies de lecture, des trucs pour aider la motivation, les ressources disponibles à la BPO et répondrons à vos questions.  

    Soyez des nôtres!

    Inscription requise.

  • Tuesday Sep 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Attend the second workshop of our "Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) Presents..." series.
    During this workshop, we will discuss different types of pollinators/wildlife and how they have evolved with native plants to be their pollination and distribution systems. We will also examine factors to be considered when choosing plants for your personal garden, ensuring plant selection for the conditions you have.

    Examples of simple plans/combinations will be provided. 

    Materials will be available for clients to sketch out plans for their yard.

    Date: Tuesday, September 24 from 6 pm - 7 pm.

    *Clients are encouraged to register for this event as space is limited.

  • Hand surrounded by various bills and coins

    Wednesdays, Sep 25, 2024 - Nov 27, 2024
    11:30am
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    See Stephanie

    September 25th - Cash management: making the most of your retirement

    October 30th - Financial Abuse: protecting your money and yourself

    November 27th - Fraud Prevention: Know the signs, empower yourself

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Books

    Thursdays, Sep 26, 2024 - Jun 26, 2025
    10:00am
    120 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

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

    Drop-in program.

    This group meets the last Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • September 26, "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles
    • October 31, "A Sea of Tranquility" by Emily St. John Mandel
    • November 28, "The Librarianist" by Patrick deWitt
    • January 30th, "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
    • February 27, "Snow Road Station" by Elisabeth Hay
    • March 27, "Run Twoards the Danger" by Sarah Polley
    • April 24, "The Marrow Thieves" by Cherie Dimaline
    • May 29, Discussion about books we enjoyed
    • June 26, Book Selection for next year
  • Saturdays, Sep 28, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Followed by 30 minutes of "stay and play" for those who would like to linger and socialize. Drop-in program. One Saturday a month. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Cela sera suivi de stations de jeux pour ceux qui veulent rester socialiser après le programme pour un 30 minutes additionnel. Portes ouvertes. Un samedi par mois.

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Sep 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    In 1924, "les allumetières" (match workers) of E.B. Eddy staged the first trike by women workers in Québec history. Three decades earlier, in 1891, 2,500 unionized sawmill workers had walked out in the largest strike-to-date in Canadian history. 

    Join Brian McDougall, adjunct professor from Carleton History and guide with Peoples’ History Walking Tours, to hear about these strikes and other important labour landmarks that took place in the Chaudière District. 

    Presented in partnership with The Workers' History Museum.

  • Monday Sep 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think!

     No registration required.

    All are welcome!