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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.

    Monday Mar 11, 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.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in Family Program.

  • March Break

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Hear stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver, and then stay to create a lovely craft!​

  • Cartoon kids running to open door

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a bilingual family storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. Isaac, the therapy dog will be joining us! 

    30 min storytime plus 30 mins of visits with Isaac.

    Rejoinez-nous pour une heure du conte bilingue en famille avec des histoires, des chansons et des comptines. Isaac, le chien de thérapie nous rejoindra!

    30 minutes pour l'eure du contes avec 30 minutes pour visiter avec Isaac.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come make beautiful paper stained glass decor for your windows - the perfect way to brighten things for winter! Ages 5 - 10.

    Viens fabriquer des beaux vitraux en papiers pour embellir tes fenêtres cet hiver! De 5 à 10 ans.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Family program.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Join us for a special storytime with Macy, from Ottawa Therapy Dogs.  For stories, rhymes and songs, followed by a craft. You can choose a book from our book table and read a few pages to Macy after storytime!   

    Registration required.  Ages 2-12 yrs

     

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+. 

    Please register once per family.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Explore different characteristics of reptiles, small animals, amphibians, and invertebrates. There will be a variety of interactive activity stations in the program room, and the presenter from Little Ray’s Reptiles will be on-screen.

    You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts!

    Family program. Drop-in.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    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.