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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.

  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 6:15pm
    90 minutes

    Join Marlene Marrow from the Home Hospice Association for a group-directed discussion of death. This event doesn’t have any particular objectives or themes aside from increasing everyone’s awareness of death and exploring our relationships with death, dying and grief. As we grapple with what life looks like today, having a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about difficult subjects is so important and can have a significant impact both on how we live and how we die.

  • Fridays, Apr 26, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • Banner reading "Quilling at Beaverbrook"

    Friday Apr 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Create a beautiful scene using strips of paper in this easy-to-follow craft. 

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

    Friday Apr 26, 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.

    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)

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    The Karsh brothers, arriving in Ottawa as young Amernian refugees, built careers as world-acclaimed photographers -- Yousuf with his penetrating portraits of some of the twentieth century's most prominent figures, and Malak for his exquisite eye in capturing the sublime beauty of nature and landscape.

    Guest speaker Paul Couvrette, friend and colleague of the Karsh brothers, recounts their legacy.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn the art of origami! Join us as we talk about the art of paper folding and make everything from flowers to animals, and more!

  • Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Come and join me for a relaxing evening creating a Stitched String art bookmark.

    Templates will be available, or create your own!

    Supplies will be provided.