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  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

    Drop-in program. Weather permitting.

    We will be at the Alfred Taylor Rec Centre Park  2300 Community Way, North Gower

    See you there!

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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.

    Mondays, June 10 -  July 29, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Closed Monday, July 1.

    Les lundis, du 10 juin au 29 juillet, de 10h30 à 11h00. Fermée le lundi 1 juillet.

    Jack Purcell Community Centre, room 201

    Centre Communautaire Jack Purcell, salle 201

    320 Jack Purcell Lane/allée

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Bring the family to play card games and board games at the library.

    Drop-in program

  • Picture of a playing card and coffee cup

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Sep 23, 2024
    12:00pm
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Join us for coffee, cards and conversation in a casual setting.  All are welcome, drop in.

    In partnership with the NROCRC.

  • a stack of board games

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Dec 30, 2024
    1:30pm
    180 minutes

    20 sessions remaining

    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 / Programme portes-ouvertes.

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

  • children looking at an Indigenous artifact

    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History's signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada's past...

    We also invite you to bring your own family or historical artifact for a "show and tell."

    For children 7-12 years old.

    **In English, with bilingual staff**

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks. Monday July 22nd 1:30-3:30​ Monday August 19th 1:30-3:30​ ​ Drop in Program

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • An illustration of a child drawing on paper, while two children play a fishing game nearby.

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 6-12. 

    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 6 à 12 ans.

  • Splashes of paint in various colours in front of craft supplies. "Teen crafternoon" title in white.

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come craft and experiment with various art techniques at the library!* Share ideas and expertise with other participants. Or simply bond and make friends over common hobbies. For teens of all levels of artistic ability. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, embroidery, bracelet and jewelry making, etc.

    Venez bricoler et expérimenter avec diverses techniques artistiques à la bibliothèque!* Échangez idées et conseils avec autres participants. Ou amusez-vous tout simplement avec des amis qui partage les mêmes passe-temps. Pour ados de tous niveaux d'habilité artisitique. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel disponibles pour : dessin/coloriage, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, broderie, création de bracelets et bijoux, etc.