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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.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:15pm
    30 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.  

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:15pm
    30 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Avez-vous des enfants âgés de 5 à 8 ans ? Souhaitez-vous qu’ils lisent davantage en français? Si oui, rejoignez-vous à notre programme hebdomadaire Copains de lecture. Chaque enfant sera jumelé à un adolescent bénévole pour des séances de lecture à voix haute amusantes et interactives. Ensemble, ils partageront les joies de la lecture dans un environnement convivial, encourageant et enthousiaste.  Inscription requise.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    June is Scoliosis ​Awareness month

    Scoliosis is a condition characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine. It affects millions of people worldwide, regardless of age or gender, and can impact posture, mobility, and overall quality of life.​ Most are diagnosed with scoliosis between the ages of 10 and 15, but the condition also affects infants and adults.  Girls are eight times more likely than boys to have a curve that will progress to a magnitude that requires treatment. By early detection and intervention, you can prevent the progression of the condition and reduce the necessity for more invasive procedures like surgery. ​

    To learn more and be alert please join us for the info session with​ Andrea Lebel, Physiotherapist, MSc.PT Certified in Scoliosis Schroth Treatment Practitioner, Lecturer and Educator in Canad, US, Europe SE Asia.

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    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Photos and narration from multiple car trips around this wonderful province. Highlights include Viking settlement in L’anse aux meadows, fjord at Western Brook Pond, the Tablelands, Bonavista, Twillingate, Cape Spear, icebergs, etc.

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Monday Jun 24, 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!

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    75 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sunnyside Trivia Nights

    Test your knowledge this summer with Sunnyside Trivia Nights.  Happening three nights this summer, each session will have different categories and questions ranging from pop culture to geography . Enjoy a fun relaxed atmosphere to see if you can win the crown of Sunnyside Trivia Champion!

    Monday June 24th 6:30pm

    Monday July 29th 6:30pm

    Monday August 26th 6:30pm

    Registration required.

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier lundi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • French Conversation Group

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group