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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.

  • Chromebook

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    This program shows Chromebooks users how to search the Internet using popular search engines, shopping, maps and weather.  Also presented are some security basics and other features.

  • Dungeons and Dragons logo

    Tuesday Jul 23, 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 13th 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: this is a repeat of the game played on July 15th, so if you played that session, please do not also register for this one - it would not be as fun knowing the puzzles and enemies ahead of time. Give other players a chance to learn, and stay tuned for new games coming up later!

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
     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 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grand kids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup.

    You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

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

    Listen and move to the music of the stars.  In this session we will be introduced to several instruments and create our own space music. 

    Registration required. Ages 7-9. 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Registration opens on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 10:00am

    Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods. 

    Registration Required.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

    If you plan to attend, please register to ensure ​the program is presented.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

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

    The world is on fire and nothing is okay. What does this feel like? There are a lot of standard names for what we feel when we think about global warming, wide-spread extinction of ordinary and extraordinary creatures, and, well, [gestures generally]: Anxiety, grief, anger, fear, blankness. Sometimes the way we talk about feelings shapes what they are, and so it matters what words we have. We might not have all the words we need to understand the experience of climate crisis. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss some theories about emotions and expression, why writing is a good way to explore feelings we don’t have a name for, and how to practice finding our “outlaw emotions” about big problems.

    Alexis Shotwell is a Professor in Sociology at Carleton University. Her work focuses on complexity, complicity, and collective transformation. A professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin land, she is the co-investigator for the AIDS Activist History Project (aidsactivisthistory.ca), and the author of Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding and Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. She is a nerd who loves science fiction, makes functional pottery in her spare time, bikes all winter, and owns a banjo.

    Website: alexisshotwell.com

    For ages 13-18. Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

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

    Who knows where your creations will take you? 

    Registration required. Ages 7 to 9. 

    We will be making slime. 

    Qui sait où tes créations te mèneront?

    Inscription require. Pour les 7 à 9 ans. 

    Nous allons fabriquer de la slime (ou glu). 

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Learn about Canadian workplace culture and how you can break into the Canadian Job Market. 

    Newcomers program.

    Please register online.