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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.

  • webcard for Chess Club with black Queen defeating white King

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    120 minutes

    21 sessions remaining

    Join us for open games of chess. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. 

  • poster for little shop of horrors

    Wednesday Mar 06, 2024 at 6:30pm
    180 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Improve your English, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre anglais, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    **Note: No program March 13, 2024. 

  • Groupe de Conversation

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    6:30pm
    75 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Improve your spoken French in a relaxed setting. This group is for those at an intermediate level. No registration required. / Améliorez votre français parlé dans une ambiance décontractée. Ce groupe est de niveau intermédiaire. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Mar 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learn and practice new English language skills and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants of Ottawa.  All are welcome to this drop-in program!

    Apprenez et pratiquez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Offert en partenariat avec le Centre catholique pour immigrants d'Ottawa. Tout le monde est bienvenue à ce programme sans inscription!

  • Vernon Book Club

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Wouldn't it be great to have a book club where you could just enjoy books—without any homework? At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading, just reading in companionable silence!

    Each Silent Book Club will start with a short intro, where everyone gets to share what they are reading. Then there's silent reading hour!  No pressure, no homework questions, just quiet social time with other people who love to read.

    Drop-in program.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    If you are a knitter, a crocheter or a crafter, come and join us at Hazeldean Stitches. Share your ideas and projects with other yarn artists. All ages welcome! 

  • English Conversation Group

    Wednesdays, Mar 06, 2024 - Jun 26, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    17 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome.