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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.

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • End table with book.

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Looking to start in a new position, apply for your first job, or jump back into the workplace? The Community Employment Resource Centre (CERC) is here to offer you tips, tricks, and get you started on your job search. Join us for an informative afternoon with a presenter from CERC that will have you one step closer to finding your dream job.

  • Thursdays, Mar 07, 2024 - Jun 06, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. First Thursday of every month. New members welcome.

  • Friday Mar 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    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 tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. 

    Create intricate paper art perfect for the season in a simple, easy to follow craft. Enjoy a calm atmosphere, good conversation, and discover how to turn swirls of paper into a floral art piece perfect for the season. 

  • Monday Mar 25, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    Calling all trivia fans, game show enthusiasts, and people who know a lot of random facts! Join us for a trivia night at the Beaverbrook Branch where you'll tackle questions from a wide range of categories (not just about books!) to win a prize and the respect of the trivia community. Enjoy a fun atmosphere, good music, questions for teens and older adults alike, and refreshments!

  • Tuesdays, Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024
    1:00pm
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    An overdose is a life-threatening medical emergency. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, while waiting for 911 to arrive. Being able to recognize the signs of an overdose quickly and having a naloxone kit can save a life. 

    Join Ottawa Public Health nurses for this 30-minute virtual information and training session on how to identify and respond to an overdose, including how to administer Naloxone, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Information on how to obtain a free kit will be provided as part of this presentation. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Beaverbrook Branch.