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  • Title "Lasers and Feelings" in bright pink on black background, paint splashes and dice on the sides

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Curious about role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons? Join us for a beginner-friendly science-fiction adventure in the world of Lasers & Feelings. Get ready to stretch your imagination muscles with a bit of storytelling, puzzles, aliens, and dice!

    Snacks & drinks included.
    Registration required (space is limited to 6 participants). Ages 13-17.


    You are the crew of the interstellar scout ship Raptor. Your mission is to explore uncharted regions of space. Your ship captain, having suffered an attack by the strange psychic entity known as Something Else, is recovering in a medical pod. You must fend for yourselves (and keep the ship safe) while he recovers!

  • summer reading club images

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Join Luc Leduc, The Duke of Magic for an action packed, 45- minute bilingual magic show with a lot of audience participation. Family program for ages 4+. | Rejoignez Luc Leduc, Leduc de la magie, pour un spectacle de magie bilingue de 45 minutes, plein d'action et avec beaucoup de participation du public. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • des enfants regardent les étoiles

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Démontre tes talents. Pour les 10 à 12 ans. Inscription requise.

    Nous allons créer de l'art en pastels doux inspiré par les aurores boréales.

  • Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

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

  • Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Climb on board my rocket ship. We will be learning about moon phases and making space crafts!
    Registration required.
    Ages 4-6

    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial. Nous allons apprendre les phases de la lune et bricoler  des objets spatiaux !
    Inscription.
    Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

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    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Parka, Parks Canada’s loveable mascot has gone missing! Let’s go on an adventure to find her. Along the way, we’ll learn some new skills and participate in activities that will get us up and moving! By the time the workshop is done you’ll be an expert in packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure, knowledge of local wildlife, building a campfire, and the constellations you can see in the night sky. Come adventure with us! For families 4+.

    Parka, la mascotte adorable de Parcs Canada, a disparu ! Partons à l'aventure pour la retrouver. En chemin, nous apprendrons de nouvelles compétences et participerons à des activités qui nous feront bouger ! À la fin de l'atelier, vous serez un expert en préparation de votre sac à dos pour une aventure en plein air, en connaissances sur la faune locale, en construction d'un feu de camp et en identification des constellations visibles dans le ciel nocturne. Venez vivre l'aventure avec nous! Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.

  • children looking at stars

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 3:30pm
    45 minutes

    Embrace your inner talent. Registration required. Ages 10-12.

    We will use a soft pastel technique to create an art piece inspired by the aurora borealis.

  • Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 4:00pm
    45 minutes

     Budding engineers take flight! Come build extraordinary flying machines out of everyday materials. 

    Ages 4-9. 

    Registration Required

  • images of four older adults

    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • A child singing

    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 10:15am
    60 minutes

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

    We will be exploring rhythms by tapping, clapping, stomping, playing parachute games, dancing and making music with tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. 

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Nous allons nous engager dans des activités musicales en faisant des sons avec nos mains et nos pieds, en jouant avec le parachute, en bougeant et en manipulant des instruments de musique mis à ta disposition: tambourins, maracas, oeufs sonores, bâtons rythmiques, et autres instruments de musique.