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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 an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Our final book club sessions before the summer break!

    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.

    For June, we'll be having a BYOB party... Bring Your Own Book Party, that is! Whether it be an old favourite, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it. A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event.

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    1:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults and teens of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024

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

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024

  • People conversing

    Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    1:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join our English conversation group! All levels are welcome. Free. Drop-in. 

    Joignez-vous à notre groupe de conversation en anglais ! Les personnes de tous les niveaux sont les bienvenues. Gratuit. Inscription non-requise. 

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for work? Unemployed or underemployed? Drop in to meet one-on-one with an Employment Counsellor from the Pinecrest-Queensway Employment Services team. 

    This program runs every second Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 at the Stittsville Branch. Please click on "View Full Schedule" to see the list of upcoming Tuesdays. Any changes to the schedule will be reflected on this program listing.

  • Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 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.

  • Cover book Animal Farm, Crows and pig mask

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    This event will be rescheduled for the fall of 2024.  There was a lot of interest, but not enough registration at this time.

    Stay tuned for it in our fall line up!

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    Join us at Rockcliffe Park for a new program and unique opportunity to experience George Orwell's classic book "Animal Farm".

    In a group setting moderated by playwright and teacher Maeve Damico, participants will select one of 16 characters from Animal Farm.  Together the group will read their lines to experience the story in a new way.  The script will be sent in advance after registration.

    This is not about acting or public speaking. In fact, no experience or rehearsals are necessary.  It is a 2 hour event, including a break. 

    Adult.  English. Registration is required as there is limited space.

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, May 28, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Do you like to knit, crochet, or do handwork of some sort? Please join like-minded individuals for an enjoyable afternoon of crafting. Bring any project that you are working on.  Drop In.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for an afternoon where we walk you through the craft of making Teacup Succulents. All supplies will be provided, no experience needed!

    If you have your own teacup, mug or container you would prefer to home your succulent in, please feel free to bring it along. 

    Date: Tuesday 28th of May, 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 

    Please note: registration is required.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)