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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.

  • Children playing and drawing

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

    We will be making our very own galaxy suncatcher using melted crayon shavings.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in Family program.

  • Summer Reading

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

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

    Storytime from 10:30-11:00am

    Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30am

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us every Wednesday morning for an hour of family fun (even the little ones). Each week, we will focus on a special space activity!

    Drop-in program

  • Alien reading a map beside their spaceship.

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. 

    Join us as we zoom, zoom to the moon!

    Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History’s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada’s past. For ages 7-12.

    Venez découvrir les objets fascinants (et parfois mystérieux) de notre Boîte à histoires ! La boîte contient des objets historiques canadiens provenant de l’exposition phare du Musée canadien de l’histoire, La Salle de l’Histoire Canadienne, qui vous fera plonger dans le passé du Canada. Pour les 7 à 12 ans.

  • An illustrated adult reads to a child. To the side, two aliens read on a planet.

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6. We will be sharing stories, singing songs, and helping our friend Cubetto get to his interstellar destination.

    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Nous partagerons des histoires, chanterons des chansons et aiderons notre ami Cubetto à atteindre sa destination interstellaire.

    A blocky coding toy decorated as a rocket ship sits beside its controller on a space-themed mat.

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Wednesdays, Aug 07, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    1,2,3 ... Game On! Wednesday afternoons.

    Play Card games and board games at the library.

    1,2,3 Au jeu! Les mercredis après-midi.

    Viens jouer aux cartes et aux jeux de société à la Bibliothèque. 

  • poster for Stunt Rock

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Stunt Rock (1978).

    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.

  • NFB logo

    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 6:35pm
    35 minutes

    International Pride Month

    Picture This (2017) by Jari Osborne

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    33 minutes - English only