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  • Spices
    Thursday Feb 23, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Thu, Apr 20, 2023

    Each month we'll feature a new spice and make it available in a small FREE take-home kit, which will include:

    a small sample of the spice, a brief history of the spice, recipes, and links to our library databases.

    Then join us for a Spice Club Chat!  We will be hosting an in branch chat every other month to discuss the spices, and to share your opinions, experiences and love (or not) of those spices.

    Spice kits will be available for pick up on the 1st Thursday of the Month.  

    Registration is required.

  • Read It First Book Club
    Thursday Feb 23, 2023 at 6:00pm / until Thu, Jun 29, 2023

    Be the first to read it!

    A read it and review it book club for new graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. Open to readers of all interests ages 9-12.

  • Friday Feb 24, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Cozy up and create a small felt keepsake in the shape of a heart. Decorate or embellish your heart with buttons or thread patterns, and sew it up with embroidery thread. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone else! All materials will be provided.

  • Saturday Feb 25, 2023 at 10:30am

    Let it snow! Come out and stay outside for winter fun. We will explore art in the snow, build with snow, make seed bombs for the birds, and play some outdoor winter games. If it gets too cold, the event will go inside - otherwise, bundle up for snowy fun! 

    Registration recommended. 

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.
    Saturday Feb 25, 2023 at 10:30am / until Sat, Apr 22, 2023

    Black History Ottawa, the Ubuntu Legacy Network and the Historical Society of Ottawa invite you to the first of a three-part book club on Tom Zoellner's "Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire"

    Learn how the forces of literacy and revolution brought an end to slavery in the British Empire. 

    This inclusive community safe-space legacy workshop series is part of the 2023 commemoration of the 230th anniversary of the 1793 Act to Limit Slavery in Upper Canada and the 190th anniversary of the 1833 Act to Abolish Slavery in the British Empire. 

    Visit IslandonFire.eventbrite.ca to register for this workshop. Places are limited. Due to the nature of the content explored in this workshop, only those aged 18 years and older may participate. 

    The second and third sessions will take place respectively on March 25, 2023 and on April 22, 2023. They will both take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room B125 of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe Street). 

  • Monday Feb 27, 2023 at 1:00pm

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Using only one library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez inscrire une place pour chaque enfant présent. Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Monday Feb 27, 2023 at 1:45pm

    Stories, rhymes, songs and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Using only one library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez inscrire une place pour chaque enfant présent. Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Monday Feb 27, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting! Participants transform a discarded book into a work of art. All materials will be provided.

    Rejoignez-nous pour un après-midi de bricolage ! Les participants transformeront un livre mis au rebut en œuvre d'art. Tous les matériaux seront fournis.

  • Tuesday Feb 28, 2023 at 6:00pm

    Listen to music and create art by drawing, painting, or sculpting.  This program will increase sensory awareness, facilitate mindfulness, and encourage emotional expression.

  • Friday Mar 3, 2023 at 11:00am

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS and 8mm films. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.