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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.

  • Monday Jul 15, 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

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of giant size board game fun! Play some classic oversized games like Connect Four, Guess Who? and Tic Tac Toe. In Candyland you will be the live game piece on a giant game board. All ages welcome.

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Mondays, Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024
    2:30pm
    25 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Take a trip through a life-sized Candy Land game at the library. You will become the game piece as you follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises on your way to King Kandy’s Castle.

    All ages are welcome. Please pick one time slot and register one spot for each child and adult participating. 

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    Monday Jul 15, 2024 at 6:30pm
    105 minutes

    Come watch a free screening of WALL-E (2008)!

    After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.

    98 minutes. Rated G. All ages welcome!

    Movie will be shown in English with English subtitles

    Le film sera montré en anglais avec sous-titres en anglais seulement.

  • Xeniobiology

    Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel.

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity! Drop-in program. Ages 4 to12.

    NOTE: This is a program without staff supervision. 

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    Wednesday Jul 17, 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

  • 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.

  • Friday Jul 19, 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 Little Mermaid (2023) - 135 mins - PG 

    The youngest of King Triton's daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life and her father's crown in jeopardy.

    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) 

  • girl reading; go fish game

    Fridays, Jul 19, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
    3:30pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    Passive drop-in program. Family program.

    Viens bricoler à la biblio. On a tout ce qu’il te faut pour que tu puisses satisfaire l’artiste en toi!

    Programme portes ouvertes . Programme familial.

  • Saturday Jul 20, 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.