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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.

  • 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.

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

    2006, 71 min. English with French subtitles. Film brought to you by the National Film Board

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    Ce long métrage documentaire sur l’art, le militantisme et les personnes vivant avec un handicap propose un portrait à la fois intime et amusant de cinq artistes étonnants, y compris la réalisatrice Bonnie Sherr Klein. Avec un humoriste, une poétesse, un danseur et un sculpteur, Klein se rend dans diverses provinces canadiennes et aux États-Unis afin de créer des autoportraits aux multiples facettes. Un regard tendre et humoristique sur la passion de l’art et la vie avec un handicap, ses complications et ses richesses inattendues.

    2006. 71 min. Anglais avec sous-titres français. Présentation gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film.

  • Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    7:45pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come draw, paint or sketch using different art mediums.  You are free to work on your own projects or create a new one.  Note that this is not an art lesson but rather an opportunity to try out different art material while meeting other teens who enjoy art.  Books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration.  You can register for 1, 2 or all 4 sessions  For ages 13-17.

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    Venez dessiner ou peindre en utilisant différents médiums artistiques. Vous êtes libre de travailler sur vos propres projets ou d'en créer un nouveau. Ce n'est pas une leçon d'art, mais plutôt une occasion de tester différents matériels artistiques en rencontrant d'autres adolescents qui apprécient l'art. Des livres et des vidéos seront disponibles pour fournir des idées et de l'inspiration.  Vous pouvez vous inscrire à 1, 2 ou aux 4 sessions.  Pour les 13 à 17 ans.

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

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    Take a step into the unknown...what will you discover? Registration required. Ages 7-12.

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky.  Join us for a high energy, interactive musical storytime that engages your child with gross motor skills & early literacy fun using books, songs, music, dance & musical instruments. 

    Registration required.  Ages 4-6.

    * Note this is the same program offered at Carp, Hazeldean and Beaverbrook branches.  Please register for the location most convenient.

  • Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you?

    We will be participating in a drama program. Get ready to be a star and participate in various drama activities and act out a space themed play. 

    Grade 1-3 reading level recommended. Registration required. Ages 7-9

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

  • Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure!  We will be looking for new worlds and doing a craft. For ages 7-12. Please register on-line.

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 11:30am
    45 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 23, 2024
    11:30am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Are you looking for a job? Applying for volunteer positions? Come learn all the necessary skills to do so at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with a program offered in conjunction with BGC Ottawa.

    For ages 15-24. Please register for the program. Note that this is a program series, so please show up to each date below. There will be another series offered in August.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Ready, Set, Interview time! Practice interview skills.

    For more information, please contact Jinny Caron, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, 613-897-7306, jcaron@bgcottawa.org.