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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.

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    Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Parka, Parks Canada’s loveable mascot has gone missing! Let’s go on an adventure to find her. Along the way, we’ll learn some new skills and participate in activities that will get us up and moving! By the time the workshop is done you’ll be an expert in packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure, knowledge of local wildlife, building a campfire, and the constellations you can see in the night sky. Come adventure with us! For families 4+. /

    Parka, la mascotte adorable de Parcs Canada, a disparu ! Partons à l'aventure pour la retrouver. En chemin, nous apprendrons de nouvelles compétences et participerons à des activités qui nous feront bouger ! À la fin de l'atelier, vous serez un expert en préparation de votre sac à dos pour une aventure en plein air, en connaissances sur la faune locale, en construction d'un feu de camp et en identification des constellations visibles dans le ciel nocturne. Venez vivre l'aventure avec nous! Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 3:00pm
    45 minutes

    For ages 13-17.  The Ruth E. Dickinson branch is closing and you and your friends are still in the library working quietly on your summer school project. Mr.Lemoncello has begun his closing procedures and forgot to check the back area where you and your friends have been working. He sets the alarm and leaves for the day. You and your friends get up to leave and notice the library is locked and the alarm is set. This isn’t the first time this has happened, so Mr. Lemoncello has a “Breakout” procedure for those locked in the library that he left near the entrance. Can you and your friends breakout in time for dinner? Registration required.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? 

    What do you think an alien would look like, be made out of, or even act like?

    Design and Create your own alien.

    Registration required 

    Ages 7-12

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:15am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. Registration required. Ages 4-9.

    We will be modelling clay to create an outer space picture, making a magic space flashlight, an inflatable alien, and a rocket. ​

    Donne vie à tes rêves, de tes propres mains. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 9 ans.

    Nous allons modeler la plasticine pour créer une image de l'espace, fabriquer une lampe spatiale magique, un extraterrestre gonflable et une fusée spatiale.

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Space exploration requires complex robotics and constant technological innovation. From rockets and rovers to satellites and orbiters there is all sorts of robotics inventions in space. This workshop presents the various forms of robotics used in space exploration and challenges participants to design and prototype their very own space robot. Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum! Ages 8-12

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Family program for ages 4+.

    This session is the same as the 11:30 am session. Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Code Sphero robots to complete different Olympic challenges (100cm race, obstacle course, figure skating routine) and learn the essentials of coding! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Family program for ages 4+.

    This session is the same as the 10:30 am session. Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    People have been marveling at the night sky for millennia; it is a source of wonder for people of all ages and cultures. Through a series of fun challenges, participants will learn about the celestial objects and phenomena that can be observed with our own eyes or with the help of a telescope. Ages 13-18.