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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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    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Parka, Parks Canada’s loveable mascot has gone missing! Let’s go on an adventure to find her. Along the way, we’ll learn some new skills and participate in activities that will get us up and moving! By the time the workshop is done you’ll be an expert in packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure, knowledge of local wildlife, building a campfire, and the constellations you can see in the night sky. Come adventure with us! For families 4+. /

    Parka, la mascotte adorable de Parcs Canada, a disparu ! Partons à l'aventure pour la retrouver. En chemin, nous apprendrons de nouvelles compétences et participerons à des activités qui nous feront bouger ! À la fin de l'atelier, vous serez un expert en préparation de votre sac à dos pour une aventure en plein air, en connaissances sur la faune locale, en construction d'un feu de camp et en identification des constellations visibles dans le ciel nocturne. Venez vivre l'aventure avec nous! Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Wednesdays, Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    1,2,3 ... Game On! Wednesday afternoons.

    Play Card games and board games at the library.

    1,2,3 Au jeu! Les mercredis après-midi.

    Viens jouer aux cartes et aux jeux de société à la Bibliothèque. 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 4:00pm
    45 minutes

    Eye spy... a giant purple people eater! 

    Investigate the library to help discover what the aliens have left behind. 

    Registration Required 

    Age 7-12 

  • poster for Stunt Rock

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Stunt Rock (1978).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • NFB logo

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:35pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    33 minutes - English only

  • Cartoon movie characters

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:15am
    60 minutes

    Short films about the Milky Way, space travel and friendly aliens. Family program. Drop-in program.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky.  Join us for a high energy, interactive musical storytime that engages your child with gross motor skills & early literacy fun using books, songs, music, dance & musical instruments. 

    Registration Required: Ages 4-6

    This is the same program being offered at Hazeldean, Constance Bay and Beaverbrook Branches. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

  • Thursdays, Aug 08, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed.)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (Inscription non-requise.)

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Nothing can stop it! Join us to create your own alien monster and the spaceship they rode in on!

    Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    This is the same program being offered at Hazeldean, Carp, Fitzroy Harbour, and Constance Bay. Please register for the program at the branch most convenient for you!

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    120 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 6-12