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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.

  • Mondays, May 13, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

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

    Monday May 13, 2024 at 3:30pm
    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.

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

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

  • Mondays, May 13, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    6:00pm
    150 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

  • Mondays, May 13, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

  • Starry night storytime

    Monday May 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
    30 minutes

    Wear your pajamas, bring along your favourite stuffie, and come get cozy with us! Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and parents or caregivers.Drop-in program

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    3:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    The Granny Squares for Warmth (GSFW) group was created in November 2020 as a Barrhaven-based group with a mission to create and donate hand-made blankets in the Ottawa area. ​

    In addition to blankets, members have also made and donated shawls, hats, and baby wear. ​

    Join us to crochet and join granny squares, to share and learn crochet stitches and techniques and to build a sense of community by making blankets for those in need. ​
    Everyone is welcome!

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    5:30pm
    150 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then come and meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month we will follow a theme and select cookbooks from that theme. We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting, crochet, or other fibre project and share tips, patterns, and conversation with fellow enthusiasts! Knitters of all abilities are welcome.

    Drop-in every second Tuesday of the month between 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    December 12th, January 9th, February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th. 

  • poster for El Sur

    Tuesday May 14, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of El Sur as part of our Fathers and Daughters theme in May. The film was directed by Victor Erice and was released in 1983. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 95 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles.