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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.

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Thursday Jul 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Discover a magical force that will levitate particles. Scatter light and create illusions that will thrill your audience.  Experiment with colourful teas and unusual potions on this magical science adventure! Presented by Scientists in School. Ages 8-12.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Play card games, and board games at the library.

    Drop-in program. Ages 6-12.

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    Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Family Storytime Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

    Drop-in program. Family program.

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Jul 22, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Teams of two teen volunteers will share their technology knowledge with one older adult per session.

    Volunteers will help older adults with basic use of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some subjects that can be addressed include internet applications like browsers, email, calendars, social media, games, and file and photo management, such as Google Suite, OneDrive, and iCloud.​

    Register in-branch at the 2nd floor hub.​

    ​DATES: Mondays, July 8, 15, and 22 ​
    TIME: 3-4 pm​

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you?

    Registration required. Ages 7-9.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out!

    Drop-in. Family program for ages 4+. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    120 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    For ages 13-17.  Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us for a D&D adventure.  Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters.  Spaces limited.

  • A sun with the Ottawa Public Library logo and the words "Stories of Summer"

    Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    Local mystery author, Brenda Chapman, will be at the branch to discuss her writing process and her journey to becoming the author of over 25 novels. She will talk about her two adult series: the lauded Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series and the Hunter and Tate mysteries, both of which are set in Ottawa!

    Registration required.

  • Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Hungry for good books?  Then register for our YA book tasting party and come discover our best recommendations.  Sit at our tables and we’ll serve you trays of books that you can sample.  Look at their covers, read the back-cover blurbs, look through their first few pages and write down the name of the books that interest you.  Come sample a variety of books, watch book trailers, hear some quick booktalks, chat with other teens who read and checkout your favourite books to read this summer.  Ages 12-17.

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    Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Let's tell a story about outer space!

    Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.