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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 Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us for open games of chess every Monday this summer. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours.
    Drop-in program.
    Ages 8-18.

    July 8
    July 15
    July 22
    July 29
    August 5 - Closed
    August 12
    August 19

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    Bring the family to play card games and board games at the library.

    Drop-in program

  • children looking at an Indigenous artifact

    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come discover the fascinating (and sometimes mysterious) objects in our History Box! The box contains Canadian historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History's signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall, that will help you delve into Canada's past...

    We also invite you to bring your own family or historical artifact for a "show and tell."

    For children 7-12 years old.

    **In English, with bilingual staff**

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • Game On

    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    Drop-in program.

    Families are welcome 

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Express yourself and come learn how to make your own “zine!" Zines are DIY, self-published, publications that can be about any interest, hobby, or fandom. Zines can feature of art, writing, or a mix of both. We will have all the needed materials on hand including paper, markers, coloured pencils, and collage materials.

    Exprimez vous-même et venez apprendre comment créer votre propre « zine ! » Les zines sont les publications bricolées et auto-publiées qui peuvent présenter n'importe quel intérêt, loisir, ou « fandom. » Les zines peuvent présenter des œuvres d'art, des écrits ou un mélange des deux. Nous allons avoir tous les matériaux à disposition - de papier, des marqueurs, des crayons de couleur et des matériaux pour le collage.

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    90 minutes

    2 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 July 22nd 1:30-3:30​

    Monday August 19th 1:30-3:30​

    ​ Drop in Program

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 4:00pm
    35 minutes

    What does it mean to be disabled and desirable? In Picture This, a new documentary by Jari Osborne, we meet Andrew Gurza, a self-described “queer cripple” who has made it his mission to make sex and disability part of the public discourse.

    Jari Osborne | 2017 | 33 min

    This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Dec 23, 2024
    150 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Come join us for a fun collage session! Explore your creative side and piece together something beautiful. Collages make nice greeting cards or posters to decorate your home. Drop in program. Welcome to all ages. No registration required. All collage-making supplies (scissors, paper, glue) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own special papers and materials as well.

    Venez participer à un amusant atelier de collage! Libérez votre créativité et fabriquez quelque chose de magnifique. Faites de jolies cartes de souhaits ou de belles décorations à afficher chez vous. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour tous âges. Aucune inscription nécessaire. Tout le matériel nécessaire vous sera fourni (ciseaux, papier, colle), mais vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres papiers et outils.

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    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Watch your favourite children books come to life. All ages. Drop in