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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.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    50 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    240 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    Drop-in program. For ages 4 to12. 

  • Picture of a dog with text "Dog Buddies"

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join the Ottawa Humane Society and learn to be a good buddy to dogs! Participants will learn how to safely approach a dog, what to do if they ever feel afraid around a dog, and explore bite-prevention tips through role-playing scenarios. Family program for ages 4+. Registration required. 

    Depending on availability, a temperament-tested volunteer dog might might join us!

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. As Albert Einstein said: “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons: The Crystal Dragon’s Lair. Play as young dragons defending your home. Ages 10-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants. This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    From sprout to bloom. Join us for stories, games and a nature craft. Ages 4-6. Registration Required.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Tell me a tale; it doesn't have to be true. Registration recommended. Ages 8-12.

    We will be creating stories through fun and games. 

    Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows. 

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 4:00pm
    120 minutes

    DIY your own rocket from disposable cups and elastics. 
     

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+. Drop - in.

    Please note: This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Hazeldean Program Room.