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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.

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. No program July 1 and August 5.

  • Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us for open games of chess every Monday this summer. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours.
    Drop-in program.
    Ages 8-18.

    July 8
    July 15
    July 22
    July 29
    August 5 - Closed
    August 12
    August 19

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

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

    Stories, songs, puppets and crafts for children ages 0-4, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

    Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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    Contes, chansons, marionnettes et bricolages pour les enfants de 0 à 4 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. 

    En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez ne vous inscrire que pour les enfants présents. Pour obtenir une carte de bibliothèque, inscrivez-vous en ligne ici : https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/obtenir-carte-de-biblioth%C3%A8que

  • toy story movie logo and mario bros movie logo

    Wednesday Jul 10, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come watch a family-friendly movie in English on our projector. Bring a friend, some snacks, a sleeping bag or a lawn chair! Costumes are always welcome! 

    *Note: provided seating is on straight chairs or on floor cushions. 

    Come to the library some time in June to vote for which movie we'll be showing that day : Toy Story 4 or Super Mario Bros: the movie!

  • a man reads a story book to a group of children.

    Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Aug 22, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    C'est l'heure du conte!

    Histoires, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Inscription non requise.

    NOTEZ BIEN : 
    -Ce programme fait relâche pour quatre semaines (trois dernières semaines de juin et première semaine de juillet) : 13-20-27 juin et 4 juillet.

  • Fridays, Jul 12, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program.

    Ages 4+

    Friday, July 12th at 2 p.m.

    Saturday, July 27th at 2 p.m.

    Saturday, August 17th at 2 p.m.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes.

    Pour ceux âgés de 4 ans et plus.

    Le vendredi 12 juillet à 14 h 

    Le samedi 27 juillet à 14 h

    Le samedi 17 août à 14 h

  • Friday Jul 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Grimpe à bord de mon vaisseau spatial. Les enfants sont invités à participer à un camp d'entraînement pour astronautes. Les participants devront faire preuve d'agilité dans un jeu de marelle galactique, apprendront à communiquer avec des signes de la main comme les astronautes et plus encore. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

    Ce programme sera également offert le 24 juillet à la succursale Vanier. 

    Climb aboard my rocket ship. Children are invited to an astronaut training camp. Participants will have to be agile in a game of galaxy hopscotch, learn to communicate like astronauts with hand signals and much more. Registration required. Ages 4 to 6. Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    This program will also be offered on July 24 at the Vanier branch. 

  • Friday Jul 12, 2024 at 3:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come watch a FREE screening of fun, family-friendly movies every Friday this summer at the Blackburn Hamlet branch! Popcorn provided. Bring your own water bottle. Costumes are always welcome!  

    The Bad Guys (2022) - 1hr 40mins - G

    A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws are about to attempt their most challenging con yet: becoming model citizens. Never have there been five friends as infamous as these guys: dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master of disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused 'muscle' Mr. Piranha, and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka 'Webs.' But when, after years of countless heists and being the world's most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to save them all from prison: they will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, they set out to fool the world that they've been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he's always secretly longed for: acceptance. So, when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become the Good Guys?

    Le film sera visionné en anglais / Movie will be shown in English 

    July 5 – Elemental (2023 – PG) 

    July 12 – The Bad Guys (2022 – G) 

    July 19 – The Little Mermaid (2023 – PG) 

    July 26 – Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022 – PG)  

    August 2 – Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022 – G) 

    August 9 – Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023 – G) 

    August 16 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023 – PG) 

    August 23 – Wish (2024 – G) 

  • Saturday Jul 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.