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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.

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

                                           Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun!

    We will be making pocket journals using the art of collage! All materials will be provided.

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Design with Sphero Indi, the colour-sensing robot car! Kids will design mazes and guide Indi using colour tiles while learning coding basics and problem solving! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

  • An alien lifting weight

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Nothing can stop it!  Registration required. Ages 7-9.

     Activities will include making googly-eyed creatures out of yarn.

    Rien ne peut l’arrêter! Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.

    Nous allons fabriquer des monstres en laine.

  • History Box

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    The History Box is a hands-on learning experience that brings the Canadian Museum of History into the library.

    Coming from across the country, and highlighting varied perspectives, these expertly curated objects illuminate the richness and diversity of the Canadian experience.  The History Box contains authentic and reproduction artifacts related to Canada’s history, from the earliest times to the present. 

    Each object in the History Box reflects one or more of the themes below:

    Canadian Identity

    Geography and the Environment

    Indigenous and European Relations

    Symbols, Art and Cultural Expression

    Ages 8-12

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Ross. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Age 13-18. 

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What can the stars predict? Drop-in program. We will writing our own fortunes, affirmations and wishes on folded paper lucky stars. 
    Registration is recommended. 
    Ages 10-12.

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

    7 sessions remaining

    Interested in playing D&D?  Then join us on 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. For ages 13-17.  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 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:30am

    Reach up high, touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6.

    Twinkle Twinkle little star, we know exactly what you are! Let's have fun learning about stars and do daytime stargazing with yoga and movement, followed by a game of Pose Detective! 

  • Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. Your little ones will be transported into enchanting worlds through captivating stories and a special craft activity.