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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.

  • open book on tree roots, surrounded by leaves

    Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Mar 28, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come join us the 4th Thursday of every month for lively discussion on a variety of English-language books. Everything from non-fiction to fantasy to gentle reads, there's something for everyone - and you may find a new genre that appeals to you!

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format.

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Find warmth in the winter season with camaraderie, conversation and crafting at this casual, drop-in meet-up! Bring your own craft project and supplies to work on in the good company of your neighbourhood and community. 

    Open to adults (18+) of all levels of interest and ability. Bring your knitting, crochet, hand-stitching, coloring, drawing etc. (nothing messy or requiring machinery please!). Don't have a project? No problem! Options will be provided.

    Held every 2nd and 4th Thursday, January - April.

  • Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Join us in our children's area to play and chat! Drop-in program.

    Joignez-vous à nous au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Portes ouvertes.

  • Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
    11:00am
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    This Winter, the Ottawa Public Library will be offering a bi-weekly Bilingual Family Storytime at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive. These Storytime programs will begin on Friday, January 12th, at 11am and will last for 45 minutes.  Join us for some wonderful stories, rhymes & rhythms, music & movement, and singing & dancing!

    Storytime Program Dates:

    • Friday, January 12th & 26th
    • Friday, February 9th & 23rd
    • Friday, March 8th & 22nd

    Cet hiver, la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa offrira un programme bilingue de l'Heure du conte en famille au Centre communautaire Hunt Cub Riverside Park, 3320 promenade Paul Anka. Ces programmes auront lieu un vendredi sur deux et la première session commencera le vendredi, 12 janvier à 11h00 et durera 45 minutes. Venez vous faire raconter des belles histroires et comptines, chantez, dansez, et participez à des activités de musique et de mouvement!

    Dates du programme de Contes en famille:

    • vendredi, le 12 & 26 janvier 
    • vendredi, le 9 & 23 février
    • vendredi, le 8 & 22 mars
  • Web banner for Arts and Culture

    Friday Feb 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of collage art at the North Gloucester branch! We will provide the paper, images, glue and scissors, just bring your creativity!

    Joignez-nous pour un après-midi de collage à la succursale Gloucester Nord! Nous allons fournir les ciseaux, la colle, les images et le papier, ne faites qu'apporter votre créativité!

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024
    1:30pm
    150 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come play cards, roll the dice or play board games with us!

  • Adult playing board game with children

    Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    A bi-weekly outing for home-schooling families. Board games, building blocks, LEGO bricks, and... as many books as you may want to read!
    For ages 5-12.

    Please note that staff will not supervise activities.

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    Une sortie bi-hebdomadaire pour les  familles qui font l'école à la maison. Jeux de société, blocs LEGO et... autant de livres que tu désires en lire!
    Pour les enfants de 5 à 12 ans.

    Veuillez noter que les activités ne seront pas supervisées par le personnel.

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    14 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

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

  • Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • image of wooden scrabble tiles beside image of stack of library books

    Fridays, Feb 23, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Vous aimez les jeux de société et les jeux de cartes? Vous souhaitez discuter de votre dernière lecture avec quelqu'un? Vous avez envie d'une partie de Scrabble, Carcasonne ou Mille bornes en français? Rejoingnez-nous pour cette rencontre informelle et amusante en langue française.