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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.

  • People conversing

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:00pm
    60 minutes

    25 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, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    10 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.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Knitting

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    10 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.

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.

  • A keyboard with letters spelling Pen & Paper Writers' Workshop

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.  "Pen and Paper" is just a name.  Bring any medium you want. 

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome. 

  • poster for Yellow Sky

    Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for our yellow selection for the Month of Colors with a free screening of Yellow Sky. The film was directed by Wiiliam A. Wellman and was released in 1948. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 98 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • english

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Practice your English as a 2nd language in a conversational, relaxed environment. 

    Tuesdays

    6:30-7:30 pm.

    September - June.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Do you need a casual, friendly environment where you can practice your English-speaking skills?  Look no further than the English Conversation Group!  Receive guidance from our experienced conversation group leaders, meet new people, and gain confidence in your English speaking.