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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.

  • Children playing board games.

    Wednesdays, Apr 03, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us for an afternoon of board games, LEGO, cards & fun for home-schooled children and their families. Homeschooled teen meet-up in the Teen Zone.

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     Soyez des nôtres pour un après-midi de jeux de société, de LEGO, de cartes et de plaisir destiné aux enfants instruits à la maison et leurs familles. Rencontre d’adolescents dans la Zone pour ados.

  • chessboard set up with brown- and cream-coloured playing pieces

    Thursdays, Apr 04, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy chess, or do you want to learn the game?

    Drop in to play with other youth! Learn the basics and test your wits with a weekly chess challenge.

    Ages: 8 to 18

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Tuesday Apr 09, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Friday Apr 12, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join us for a fun, interactive program where you can create your own painted rock!  We will provide the supplies...you provide your creative ideas!  Dress for the mess...anticipate potential paint spotting and smearing.

    Inscrivez-vous à ce programme amusant et interactif où vous pourrez peindre votre propre roche!  Tout le matériel sera fourni et vous n'aurez qu'à apporter votre créativé et votre imagination. Ne portez pas vos meilleurs vêtements...en cas d'éclaboussures de peinture.

  • Saturday Apr 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen!

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Dungeons and Dragons logo

    Saturday Apr 13, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Already played some DnD and looking for a game to join? Give this one-session-long adventure a try! 

    D&D is a popular fantasy role-playing game in which your characters explore, solve puzzles, and fight or outwit monsters. Meet new players as you undertake an adventure in this popular game! 

    For this adventure, you must build your own Level 2 character within certain guidelines, so you must register at least 6 days in advance to create your character and submit their character-sheet for DM approval before game-day. Late registrants will be assigned a random pre-generated character. 

    Ages 12-18

  • Saturdays, Apr 13, 2024 - May 25, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:00am

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine (including safety) and sew your own book bag to keep! This program consists of four sessions over a two month period. *You must be able to commit to all four sessions.* All supplies will be provided. Required skills: • Ability to follow instructions, to work independently, and to wait patiently for assistance when needed • Can safely use sewing implements with minimal supervision (needles, seam rippers, and sharp scissors) Ages 9-12 years old.

  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    10:00am
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then come and meet with other food enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Each month will be a different cookbook! We will then make recipes at home and share comments on the results with the group.

    No need to put a hold on a copy! You will get the cookbooks at the meetings.

     Cookbook for April              Cookbook for May  

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Friday Apr 26, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)