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  • adult reading to children
    Monday Feb 13, 2023 at 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. 19-35 months.

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

  • Teacher reading a book to children
    Tuesday Feb 14, 2023 at 10:00am / until Tue, Feb 21, 2023

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. 

    Using your library card, please register one spot for each child in attendance.

    To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

    Lors de votre inscription, veuillez réserver une place pour chaque enfant présent.

    Si vous n'avez pas de carte de bibliothèque, vous pourrez en obtenir une ici: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/getacard

  • Child writing, picture of Apollo the child, logo to Writers Festival, Child writing, picture of Apollo the child, logo to Writers Festival
    Thursday Feb 23, 2023 at 4:00pm / until Thu, Apr 06, 2023

    The Republic of Childhood, an extension of the Ottawa Writers Festival programming centred around the creativity of children and youth, was launched in 2017 and is inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    This winter, they are partnering with the Ottawa Public Library on a series of writing workshops for young people.

    Each series includes five 90 minute sessions. A chap book will be produced with each writer's work and will be shared during the Ottawa Writers Festival spring edition May 4-7.

    Join Apollo the Child for a 5-Week Youth Poetry workshop, Thurdays February 23, March 2, March 9, March 30, April 6, from 1:00-2:30pm. For ages 8-13.

    Khaleefa ‘Apollo the Child’ Hamdan is a spoken word poet, hip hop artist, radio host, youth worker and is the former co director of the Urban Legends Poetry Collective. Apollo created the free after school youth writing program Youth Speak with the Ottawa Public Library. His cinepoem 'My Hero Drives a Cab' was featured on Button Poetry and he was part of the CBC documentary 'In Their Words'. Apollo has represented Ottawa a total of 9 times nationally. Apollo continues to be an active part of the art scene as he continues to mentor and spread positivity.

  • children running and jumping into a book depicting an evening outdoor scene
    Monday Mar 13, 2023 at 10:00am

    Test your wits! Can you complete all the challenges to break into the box? For ages 9-12.

    We encourage you to register - drop-ins will be welcome, space permitting.

  • children running and jumping into a book depicting an evening outdoor scene
    Monday Mar 13, 2023 at 11:15am

    Teste tes méninges! Peux-tu compléter tous les défis pour réussir à ouvrir la boîte? Pour les enfants de 9 à 12 ans.

    Il est préférable de s'inscrire. Les familles qui se présentent sans être inscrites sont les bienvenues, si l'espace le permet.

  • children running and jumping into a book / des enfants courent et sautent dans un livre
    Monday Mar 13, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Dive into the ocean and discover the mysteries of the deep. No flippers required. For children ages 4-8. / Plonge dans l’océan et découvre les mystères des profondeurs. Pas besoin d’apporter tes palmes! Pour les enfants de 4 à 8 ans.

    We encourage you to register - drop-ins will be welcome, space permitting. / Il est préférable de s'inscrire. Les familles qui se présentent sans être inscrites sont les bienvenues, si l'espace le permet.

  • des enfants courent et sautent dans un livre
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Aiguise tes crayons et ton imagination en essayant de différentes façons de raconter une histoire! Pour les enfants de 7 à 9 ans.

    Il est préférable de s'inscrire. Ceux qui se présentent sans être inscrits sont les bienvenus, si l'espace le permet.

  • children running and jumping into a book
    Tuesday Mar 14, 2023 at 3:15pm

    Sharpen your pencil and your imagination and try out a variety of whacky ways to create your very own terrific tales! For ages 7-9. 

    We encourage you to register - drop-ins will be welcome, space permitting.

  • des enfants entrant dans un livre.
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2023 at 2:00pm

    Test your wits! Can you predict what could happen and figure out a good solution? For children ages 4-8. 

    We encourage you to register - drop-ins will be welcome, space permitting

  • des enfants entrant dans un livre.
    Wednesday Mar 15, 2023 at 3:15pm

    Active tes méninges! Peux-tu prédire ce qui va arriver et trouver une bonne solution? Pour les enfants de 4 à 8 ans.

    Il est préférable de s'inscrire. Les familles qui se présentent sans être inscrites sont les bienvenues, si l'espace le permet.