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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.

  • Thursdays, Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 29, 2024
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Storytime at the Library- Each week will feature a different topic to learn about and have fun with!  We will explore these topics through stories, songs, games, music, activities and in other fun ways.  We end the gathering with a good-bye song, stickers and bubbles!  But the fun doesn't stop there- after Storytime we have our Stay and Play.  Children and their grown ups can stay and enjoy the selection of toys we provide while engaging together.   

    See you Thursdays @ 10:30am.  

    January 11th - February 29th, 2024

    Richmond branch, OPL

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

    Meet with fellow food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test.

    Cookbook selection  for February is:

    How to make a sourdough

    by Hadjiandreou, Emmanuel

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    With tales, rhymes, and songs; start your morning off by joining us for our Family Storytime!

    Stick around after for Stay and Play where an assortment of toys will be out for children to explore and play with freely.

  • Saturday Mar 02, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Bring your family to the Richmond branch and celebrate Robert Munsch's classic "The Paper Bag Princess".

    Join us for crafts and activities inspired by the book.

    Dress up as your favourite princess, prince, knight, or dragon.

    Drop-in program

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    From a dot to a Pointillism.

    Come and join us for an evening of creating a Masterpiece using a simple dot. You do not have to be a Georges Seurat to produce a masterpiece.

    No experience required.

    All materials provided.

  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
    240 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    What you can find at Richmond branch during the March Break:

    Monday, the 11th- Self directed Lego and games @ 2pm-4pm.

    Tuesday, the 12th- Morning: stay and play @10:30am-11:30am.  Afternoon: Swordplay event (see website for info.).

    Wednesday, the 13th- Self directed rocket making @4pm-6pm.

    Thursday, the 14th- Morning: stay and play@10:30am-11:30am.  Afternoon: plasticine event (see website for info).  

    Friday, the 15th- Self directed Lego and games @2pm-4pm

    See you then!  


  • Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Enjoy the variety of games and activities we provide.   

    Monday, March 11th 


    Friday, March 15th 

    2pm - 4pm 

  • Tuesdays, Mar 12, 2024 - Mar 14, 2024
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Toys will be out to explore and enjoy at your leisure to engage with your little one(s) and the community.  

    Tuesday, March 12th and Thursday, March 14th. 
    @ 10:30am 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join Craig Shackleton, head instructor at Ottawa Swordplay, for a show and tell session all about medieval armour and weapons. Learn about the history of knights and nobles, how they trained to fight and the kinds of weapons and armor they used - and even try some on! Ages 7-12.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 4:00pm
    120 minutes

    DIY your own rocket from disposable cups and elastics.