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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.

  • world wide knit in public day logo

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    Join the "The Great Yarn of Manotick" knitters on the grounds of Watson's Mill & Dickinson House, 5525 Dickinson St, Manotick, to knit, chat with fellow knitters, and see the projects being created by some our community’s knitters.

    Will meet inside the Manotick library branch if weather is inclement.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Cet atelier interactif initie les participants de tous âges à la musique autochtone.  Vous en apprendrez plus sur le "battement de cœur" de notre mère la Terre avant d'apprendre quelques chansons de danse stomp sur des hochets traditionnels.

  • A drawing of a family and dog reading a book together. Un dessin d'une famille et un chien qui lisent un livre ensemble.

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us on June 8th and meet some therapy dogs from the Ottawa team of Therapeutic Paws of Canada! ​​

    No registration required but space may be limited.

    Joignez-nous le 8 juin et rencontrez des chiens therapéutique de ​l'équipe d'Ottawa du 'Therapeutic Paws  of Canada'!

     Aucune inscription requise mais les places sont limitées.

  • silly cinema banner

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 1:30pm
    150 minutes

    Come watch the movie 'Moana' in English on our big screen.

    Bring a friend, some snacks, a sleeping bag or lawn chair! Costumes are always welcome!

    *Note: available seating is on straight chairs, or on floor cushions.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. Drop-in program. 

    Vous aimez les jeux de société ? Les cartes ? Les échecs ? Tous les jeux comptent ! Nous fournirons un choix de jeux, mais vous pouvez également amener vos propres jeux de société. Portes ouvertes

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Come watch a free showing of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) with your friends! Snacks and beverages will be provided! For teens aged 12 to 17. The film is rated PG-13 (Disturbing Images|All Involving Teens|Intense Violent Thematic Material). Viewer discretion is advised. It runs for 2 hours and 26 minutes. Presented in English. Le film sera présenté en anglais.

    Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell); a competition that could change Panem forever.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Mondays, Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop in program. Join this Alta Vista staffed storytime at the Jim Durrell arena's Ellwood Hall.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Rejoignez cette heure du conte animée par Alta Vista à l'Ellwood Hall de l'arène Jim Durrell.

  • Books

    Monday Jun 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Join us as we discuss "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Kimmerer.

    Copies of the book are available at the Osgoode Service Hub.  Drop in.