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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.

  • 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.

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to get off the automatic setting on your camera and take control! Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • National Indigenous History Month Mois national de l'histoire autochtone

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Explore the woodland art work of Rhonda Snow and uncover the oral history of the sacred Ojibwe Spirit Horses through the art. 

  • Thursdays, Jun 20, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    27 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you love to write? Is writing the air you breathe, or is there ink in your veins?

    The Stittsville Creative Writing Group is a collection of people who love to write.

    We meet weekly to read from text we have written on our own time during the previous week, and engage in other writing activities.

    This is not a class on writing, or a workshop for manuscripts. Instead, we are people who love to write and share our works. 

    There are those who mostly listen rather than write, those who write prolifically but only share with the group, and a broad spectrum in between.

    If your interest is in the love of writing, this group may be for you.

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome! 

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    Here's what we're reading spring/summer 2024:

    Please note: Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.