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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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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Family program for ages 4+.

    This session is the same as the 11:30 am session. 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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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Family program for ages 4+.

    This session is the same as the 10:30 am session. 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

  • Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The documentary series North Star follows the inspiring journey of Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. As principal investigator for the facility’s SIGNALS project, she heads a team of some 60 researchers. Together, they’re attempting to unravel the mysteries of star formation and better understand the role that stars play in the Universe.

    Directed by Patrick Bossé, the series chronicles the remarkable daily life of this Quebec-born Innu scientist.

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    La série documentaire Étoile du Nord suit le parcours inspirant de Laurie Rousseau-Nepton, astronome résidente au prestigieux Télescope Canada-France-Hawaï. À la barre de son projet, SIGNALS, elle dirige une équipe d’une soixantaine de chercheuses et chercheurs. Ensemble, ils tentent de percer le mystère de la formation des étoiles pour mieux comprendre leur influence sur l’Univers.

    Réalisée par Patrick Bossé, la série présente le quotidien hors du commun de la scientifique québécoise d’origine innue.

    2023. 75 min (5 ep x 15 min). 14+. Courtesy of the National film Board. Gracieuseté de l’Office National du Film.

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    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!  

    Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) - 107 mins - G 

    It's hard enough to adjust to a big move -- even harder when it's to New York City -- and harder still when there's a singing crocodile living in your attic! Josh Primm isn't making friends easily, so he's glad that Lyle is willing, but their menacing neighbor is determined to rid the neighborhood of the reptile.

    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) 

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    The YOU-nique program is all about empowering what makes you – and the animals around you - unique. Discover each animal's unique adaptation, how it makes them all special and how all the animals also benefit from each other's unique characteristics to overcome and problem-solve together. Family program for ages 4+. | Le programme YOU-nique, c’est la chance de faire briller ce qui te rend – tout comme les animaux qui t’entourent – unique. Découvre comment s’adapte chacun des animaux, ce qui les rend spéciaux et comment leurs caractéristiques propres leur permettent de s’entraider pour surmonter et régler leurs problèmes. Programme familial pour les 4 ans +  

  • Saturday Aug 03, 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.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. Drop-in program. Ages 4-6.

    We will be making our very own galaxy suncatcher using melted crayon shavings.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    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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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a special program with Lola, from Ottawa Therapy Dogs.  We will have dog-themed books, followed by some time with our four legged friend.  For ages 6-12.

    Registration required.