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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.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Cet atelier interactif initie les participants de tous âges à la musique autochtone.  Vous en apprendrez plus sur le "battement de cœur" de notre mère la Terre avant d'apprendre quelques chansons de danse stomp sur des hochets traditionnels.

  • A drawing of a family and dog reading a book together. Un dessin d'une famille et un chien qui lisent un livre ensemble.

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us on June 8th and meet some therapy dogs from the Ottawa team of Therapeutic Paws of Canada! ​​

    No registration required but space may be limited.

    Joignez-nous le 8 juin et rencontrez des chiens therapéutique de ​l'équipe d'Ottawa du 'Therapeutic Paws  of Canada'!

     Aucune inscription requise mais les places sont limitées.

  • silly cinema banner

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    150 minutes

    Come watch the movie 'Moana' in English on our big screen.

    Bring a friend, some snacks, a sleeping bag or lawn chair! Costumes are always welcome!

    *Note: available seating is on straight chairs, or on floor cushions.

  • girl sewing

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Discover the fun of sewing by hand and finish simple sewing projects in this 5-part program. For ages 9-12.

    Registration required. 

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. Drop-in program. 

    Vous aimez les jeux de société ? Les cartes ? Les échecs ? Tous les jeux comptent ! Nous fournirons un choix de jeux, mais vous pouvez également amener vos propres jeux de société. Portes ouvertes

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Mondays, Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop in program. Join this Alta Vista staffed storytime at the Jim Durrell arena's Ellwood Hall.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Rejoignez cette heure du conte animée par Alta Vista à l'Ellwood Hall de l'arène Jim Durrell.

  • 3 children reading and one child browsing the bookshelf

    Thursday Jun 13, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    This club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. (Due to March Break, the meeting will be pushed to March 21st.)

    Come share the enjoyment of reading books with other kids ages 9-12!

    Each meeting we will have a book battle to choose the book we will be reading that month. 

    Registration required (up to 8 participants). 

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Drop in to our branch during the day and exchange puzzles with other members of our community.

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! 

    If you are ready to let go of some gently used puzzles ahead of time, please drop them off at the desk on the 2nd floor starting June 12th during opening hours. This will help us prepare for the big day!

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Come to the Richmond branch and create a card for a special male role model in your life!  

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join us for fun activities and creative crafts as we celebrate the launch of the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club! All ages. Drop-in.