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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.

  • March Break

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Registration required. Ages 7-12.

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 12 ans.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    From sprout to bloom. Ages 4 to 6. Registration required.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Ages 6-12. Learn to play with Rory’s Story Cubes. Join us and get creative with our storytelling game.

    Please register for this program. 

  • March Break logo and ball of yarn

    Wednesdays, Mar 13, 2024 - Mar 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Drop-in and learn to knit or crochet with Sunnyside's awesome Knit and Knatter club regulars!  

    We will provide yarn, needles, and crochet hooks. For children and teens ages 6 and up.

    Registration is required for each of the days you intend to attend. 

    Wednesday March 13, 12pm-2pm

    and

    Thursday March 14, 12pm-2pm

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    50 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Picture of a dog with text "Dog Buddies"

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Join the Ottawa Humane Society and learn to be a good buddy to dogs! Participants will learn how to safely approach a dog, what to do if they ever feel afraid around a dog, and explore bite-prevention tips through role-playing scenarios. Family program for ages 4+. Registration required. 

    Depending on availability, a temperament-tested volunteer dog might might join us!

  • Children are jumping through the book into another world.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Explore the lives of the furred, the feathered, and the finned. Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    We will learn curious facts about animal tracks and even go on an expedition within the library!

    Explorez les vies de nos amis à plumes, poils et nageoires. Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.

    Nous allons apprendre des faits curieux sur les traces d'animaux, et nous allons même faire une expedition dans la bibliothèque !

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. As Albert Einstein said: “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    The YOU-nique program is all about empowering what makes you – and the animals around you - unique. Discover each animal's unique adaptation, how it makes them all special and how all the animals also benefit from each other's unique characteristics to overcome and problem-solve together. Family program for ages 4+.

    Le programme YOU-nique, c’est la chance de faire briller ce qui te rend – tout comme les animaux qui t’entourent – unique. Découvre comment s’adapte chacun des animaux, ce qui les rend spéciaux et comment leurs caractéristiques propres leur permettent de s’entraider pour surmonter et régler leurs problèmes. Programme familial pour les 4 ans + 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons: The Crystal Dragon’s Lair. Play as young dragons defending your home. Ages 10-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants. This program will be presented virtually over Zoom.