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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.

  • Notepad, camera, and magnifying glass on old map

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    All aboard for the final leg of our tour around the world, with Sweden, Nigeria, and Spain! Join us the third Tuesday of each month where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. This is the last chance to get your Reader's Passport stamped before the summer!

  • Sample tile artwork

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a unique work of art using ceramic tiles, markers and rubbing alcohol.

    Créez une pièce d'art unique avec des tuiles de céramiques, des feutres et de l'alcool à friction.

  • Woman clutching her hair in frustration, looking at her laptop

    Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours!

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked.

    And best of all, it can be done for free!

    **Please note that you are not required to bring your laptop for the session.

  • Open book on an off-white background, with blooming magnolias resting on the open book

    Thursday Jun 27, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Our final book club session before the summer break!

    We invite you to come rave about your favourite books, and share your love for them with other passionate readers.

    Whether it be an old favourite from your childhood, or something new and amazing that recently crossed your path, we want to see what you recommend everyone should read and hear why you loved it.

    A list of the recommended titles will appear on the website after the event*, to share with other members of the community what Cumberland-area residents are reading.

    We are excited to see your recommendations!

    *Please note that the published list will be limited to titles currently in the OPL collection.

  • Splash of colours

    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for paint night at the library.

    Grab a mocktail and paint a beautiful canvas by following a step-by-step tutorial video!

    Ages 13-18. Limited spots. Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome until we reach our limit.

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    Viens à une soirée artistique à la biblio!

    Peins une belle toile en suivant les instructions d’une vidéo tutorielle tout en sirotant un breuvage délicieux!

    Pour 13-18 ans. Places limitées. Inscrivez-vous pour garantir votre présence!

  • Thursday Jul 25, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Nothing can stop it! Join us for some monster-making fun! Registration required. Ages 7-12.

    This program is also offered at Rideau on Wednesday July 3, 2024, from 1:30-2:30 pm. 

    Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    Rien ne peut l’arrêter! Rejoignez-nous pour fabriquer des monstres ! Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 12 ans.

    Ce programme est également offert à la succursale Rideau le mercredi 3 juillet 2024, de 13h30-14h30. 

    Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

  • Friday Jun 14, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    Registration is required for this program series
     

  • Friday Jun 14, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Turtle colored to resemble a Medicine Wheel and bearing the Library's logo.

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Participants will learn about the Mohawk language and the history behind it. They will learn this by looking at the Mohawk alphabet and using it to pronounce the words correctly. By doing this we are able to teach the uniqueness of indigenous languages. 

    Register to ensure a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows. 

  • Rainbow Storytime

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Join us for a heartwarming Pride-themed family story time that celebrates love, acceptance, and diversity! Our enchanting stories will take children and their families on a joyful journey through tales that highlight the beauty of different identities and relationships, to explore themes of kindness, understanding, and the importance of embracing who we are. Let's come together to share the magic of stories that inspire us to be proud of who we are and to spread the message of love in all its vibrant forms. 

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