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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.

  • colourful kumihimo cords in various patterns

    Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Learn the basics of how to weave a friendship bracelet or decorative cord using the simple kumihimo technique! Coloured thread or yarn and a circle of cardboard are all you need to make a wide variety of patterns.

    Use the materials provided, or feel free to bring your own thread!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • Thursday Jul 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Cet atelier d'introduction au mode de vie zéro déchet présente les règles de base du zéro déchet et comment les appliquer dans sa vie quotidienne. Réduire ses déchets, c'est bon pour l'environnement, mais c'est aussi bon pour soi. Viens apprendre pourquoi! 

    Chaque minute, l'équivalent d'un camion poubelle de déchets est déversé dans l'océan. La plupart de ces déchets sont des emballages plastiques qui finissent dans l'estomac des oiseaux, poissons et mammifères marins. Pour en finir avec la pollution plastique, il faut agir à la source. Adopter un mode de vie zéro déchet, c'est réduire le montant de ses déchets, jusqu'à un seul bocal de déchets par an pour certains! Incroyable, mais pas si compliqué que ça. 

    Presenté par Valerie de NU Grocery. 

    Inscription requise. Les participants inscrits recevront un courriel supplémentaire contenant le lien Zoom avant le début du programme. 

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage and viability. Breed your own varieties, adapted specifically to growing conditions in the garden.​

    Registration is limited. Please pre-register online. 

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Climb on board my rocket ship.

    Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    We will be reading a picture book and making our own colourful planets with paint and liquid starch. 

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    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial.

    Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. 

    Nous allons lire un album jeunesse et créer nos propres planètes colorées avec de la peinture et de l'amidon. 

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future.

    For ages 13-18. Returning film makers who participated last summer are welcome! Presented by Hands On Media.

    Each participant will need: One iPad, laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

    This program is also available at the St-Laurent branch: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future. For ages 13-18.

    A Library Chromebook will be available for each participant during the program. 

    The presenter will be virtual on Zoom.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Presented by Hands On Media. 

    This program is also available on Zoom: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series 

  • Dungeons and Dragons logo

    Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Give it a try with this one-session-long adventure for beginners!

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which you play a character who teams up with other players to explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Learn the basic rules of this popular game as you undertake an adventure with fellow players!

    This adventure uses pre-generated characters, so you must register by July 6th to bid of your preference of character and get your info sheet before game-day. Late registrations will be assigned a random character.

    Ages: 12-18

    Note: if you cannot attend this session, a repeat of this game will be offered on July 23rd! Please register for only one of the two sessions, since it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Stay tuned for new games coming up later!

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning. Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group.

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Adults are invited to join us in making their own cards. Make greeting cards for your loved ones for any occasion. Supplies are provided but feel free to also bring your own. All skill levels are welcome. Come along and have fun!