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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.

  • Colorful picture of people conversing, with different shape bubbles above their heads

    Wednesdays, Feb 28, 2024 - Apr 10, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Every Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

    September 13th- December 20th

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome in this free program.

  • Image of coffee cup and playing cards

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 25, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Love to play cards? Seniors in Bells Corners are invited to join an informal card group. Play Euchre, Rummy, Hearts, Skip-Bo, and more! 

    Fourth Monday afternoon of each month

    In partnership with South Nepean Satellite Community Health Center

    Registration recommended, but drop-ins are welcome when space is available. 

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

    Registration is limited. 

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Want your own website? Today's web-building technologies offer page templates, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, and instant web hosting. So, it's easy to create a website with no HTML coding being required. And it can be completely free. In this presentation, Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create a website from scratch and make content available on the Internet.

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come and discover all the amazing things you can access through the Ottawa Public Library Website (Bibliocommons).

    I will do a group PowerPoint and then answer any questions people have.

    Drop in program

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations - the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    75 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group