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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 Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Uncover the secrets of strange critters. Ages 7-12. 60 min. Registration required.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Jump, shoot, roll and glide; can you find the science in sport? Take a test to discover where your dominance lies. Create a sculpture to investigate how throwing a ball affects your balance. Discover physics by engineering a better hockey puck and building a mini golf course. Join us as we shoot, score and explore the science of sport. Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    If an elephant and a salmon became one animal, what would this creature look like? Inspired by the playful sculptures and drawings of Russell Yuristy, come play with some clay and sculpt your own imaginary critter. Ages 7-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, David. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Ages 9-12.

    Instruments provided by the library.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12.

  • Let's talk science logo

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come get excited about STEM with UOttawa and Carleton U students! Science experiments suitable for children ages 6-12. Registration is required.

    This program is in partnership with the Let's Talk Science with UOttawa and Carleton U.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Get muddy with barnyard friends. Ages 4-6. Registration Required

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    In this online workshop you will learn about goal setting, some basics about credit, and some basics about student loans. For ages 13-18.

     Presented by the Credit Counselling Society. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Assemble a collage to make a signature masterpiece of your own. 

    No experience necessary but we invite you to check out the following Beginning Collage video if you would like to get an idea what we will be doing. 

    https://Creativebug.com/lib/ottawa

    Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring any bits and notions that you would like to include in your art.