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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.

  • Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 3:30pm
    270 minutes

    Come and play a game with your family or friends.  Choose something from our game basket or bring your own game to play at the branch.  Have fun!

    Drop in.

  • Metal lock on a wooden box

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 4:00pm
    45 minutes

    Pack your bag and step off the path. ​

    Do you love puzzles and games? Let’s solve some mysteries while learning about Australia and author Mem Fox. You only have 45 minutes to figure out the clues! Can you do it?​

    Ages 7-9.​

    Registration required.

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us at Rockcliffe Park Branch to watch author and illustrator Barbara Reid's pre-recorded video on making plasticine art.  Materials and supplies will be provided.

    Ages 5+, Drop-in, adult supervision required

  • Hobbies and crafts

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    150 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 4 – 12.  

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 a 12 ans. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Jump, shoot, roll and glide; can you find the science in sport? Take a test to discover where your dominance lies. Create a sculpture to investigate how throwing a ball affects your balance. Discover physics by engineering a better hockey puck and building a mini golf course. Join us as we shoot, score and explore the science of sport. Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Suite à la lecture d’un conte provenant de la collection de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, découvrez comment les mots peuvent se transformer en mouvement! Explorez votre imaginaire en bougeant avec les artistes de Tara Luz Danse de façon ludique et créative. Cette activité multisensorielle se terminera avec un coloriage en lien avec l’atelier vécu. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    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.

  • children are jumping through the book into another world

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les enfants de 4 à 12 ans.

  • Craft supply

    Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn different techniques to decorate and customize your jeans.  All you need is to bring your creativity and an old pair of jeans!  All supplies will be provided. ​Bilingual program.  Ages 6+.​ Drop-in program.​

    ​Apprends de nouvelles techniques pour personnaliser ton vieux jean.  Le matériel sera fourni.​Programme bilingue.  Pour les 6 ans +.​ Portes ouvertes.