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  • Poetry month
    Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Join us for a spoken word and poetry teen open mic event!

    From powerful spoken word pieces to heartfelt love poems, experience the transformative power of words and art and prepare to laugh, cry, and be inspired as you listen to the powerful words of these young writers. Whether it's a personal story, a social commentary, or a metaphorical masterpiece, each piece is a reflection of its unique author.

    Bring your own work to read, or just sit back and listen to young writers and performers share their original works and showcase their creativity. Experience the true magic of a community of artists coming together to support and uplift one another.


    Rejoignez-nous pour un événement de poésie et de spoken word à micro ouvert pour les adolescents !

    Faites l'expérience du pouvoir transformateur des mots et et préparez-vous à rire, à pleurer et à être inspiré en écoutant les paroles puissantes de ces jeunes écrivains. Qu'il s'agisse d'une histoire personnelle, d'un commentaire social ou d'un chef-d'œuvre métaphorique, chaque œuvre est le reflet de son auteur unique.

    Apportez votre propre œuvre à lire, ou écoutez simplement les jeunes écrivains partager leurs œuvres originales et mettre en valeur leur créativité. Découvrez la véritable magie d'une communauté d'artistes qui se réunissent pour se soutenir et s'élever les uns les autres.

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 12:30pm / until Jun 27, 2023

    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.

  • Wool
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Apr 25, 2023

    Come knit or crochet with us!  Share advice, ideas and conversation with other crafters. ​Open to all adults and teens.  ​

    Tuesdays 1 :00 - 3 :00 PM

    No registration required


    Venez tricoter ou crocheter avec nous! Partagez vos conseils et idées et conversez avec d’autres bricoleurs et bricoleuses. Ouvert aux adultes et ados.​

    Tous les mardis 13 h - 15 h​

    Aucune inscription nécessaire

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 1:00pm / until Jun 13, 2023

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Greenbelt Church. All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec l'Église Greenbelt. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 1:15pm / until Apr 18, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program. (No registration needed)

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes. (inscription non-requise)

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 1:30pm / until Apr 25, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0 -18 months and a parent/caregiver. 

    Drop - in.   **Limit of 12 babies. **

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 20, 2023

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

    Drop-in on alternating Tuesday afternoons, anytime between 2 – 3 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 be here to answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

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

    All welcome! 

    Local History & Genealogy Reference Department Second Floor 

    No registration required. 2 – 3 on alternating Tuesdays; please see schedule at right. 

  • Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 27, 2023

    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.

  • Mother and baby
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 2:15pm / until Jun 06, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

  • Banner image of family storytime
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2023 at 2:30pm / until Apr 25, 2023

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.