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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.

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    Fridays, May 31, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • A drawing of a family and dog reading a book together. Un dessin d'une famille et un chien qui lisent un livre ensemble.

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    The dogs are back!

    Therapeutic Paws of Canada is returning to visit – no registration required but space is limited.

    Les chiens sont de retour!

    Therapeutic Paws of Canada revient pour une deuxième visite – aucune inscription requise mais les places sont limitées.

  • nanowrimo logo

    Sundays, Jun 02, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 10, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies 0-18 months and a parent or caregiver. Feel free to stay after the program to play and chat. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés de 0 à 18 mois et un parent ou gardien. N’hésitez pas à rester après le programme pour jouer et socialiser. Portes ouvertes.

    Closed Monday, May 20. | Fermée le lundi 20 mai.

  • Tuesdays, Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    5:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Looking for a relaxing craft activity to get away from exam cram stress? Relax and chat with some fellow crafters while you try our featured DIY stress-relief craft projects : 

    • June 4th : painting kindness rocks
    • June 11th : DIY fidget toys
    • June 18th : glitter jars

    For teens and tweens of all abilities. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for other craft projects: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, etc.

    Vous cherchez une activité de bricolage relaxante pour vous distraire du stress de la période d’examens? Venez passer un bon temps et discuter avec d’autres passionnés en tentant nos projets de brico DIY antistress :

    • 4 juin : pierres peintes avec messages positifs
    • 11 juin : fidget toys faits-maison
    • 18 juin : bouteilles à paillettes

    Pour ados de tous les niveaux. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel supplémentaire pour : dessiner/colorier, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, etc.

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    Tuesday Jun 04, 2024 at 6:00pm
    150 minutes

    Join us for a free screening of Nightcrawler as part of our Passionate For Craftin' It theme in June, wherein people get realllllllllly dedicated to their craft. The film was directed by Dan Gilroy and was released in 2014. The screening will take place in our auditorium, starts at 6:00PM and is free to attend.

    Note: The film is intended for a mature audience. 117 minutes. In English with subtitles.

  • poster for Mac and Me

    Wednesday Jun 05, 2024 at 6:30pm
    150 minutes

    Ottawa Bad Movie Nights and Ottawa Public Library present a screening of Mac and Me (1988).

    Please join us from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the OPL's Main Branch Auditorium. The event will also feature other bad movie items like trailers and serials.

    The event is free to attend. In English.

    Note: This film is intended for a mature audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Thursdays, Jun 06, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Saturday Jun 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    150 minutes

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too. Drop-in program. 

    Vous aimez les jeux de société ? Les cartes ? Les échecs ? Tous les jeux comptent ! Nous fournirons un choix de jeux, mais vous pouvez également amener vos propres jeux de société. Portes ouvertes

  • Mondays, Jun 10, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.