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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.

  • Anime club

    Thursday May 23, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Love manga and anime? Come join us to discuss all things Naruto, Demon Slayer, and much more with fellow fans! We watch anime, eat snacks, and play games. Drop-in Program

    Ages 13 - 18.

  • Thursdays, May 23, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
    6:45pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance décontractée et conviviale. Niveau intermédiaire. Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Intermediate level.

  • Thursdays, May 23, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Fridays, May 24, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us in our children's area to play and chat! Drop-in program.

    Joignez-vous à nous au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Portes ouvertes.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background

    Fridays, May 24, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    11:00am
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • colourful balls of yarn

    Fridays, May 24, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project (or needlepoint, cross-stitch, etc) and share tips and tricks, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts. For adults of all abilities. Drop-in.

    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet (ou broderie, point de croix, etc) afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés. Pour les adultes de tous les niveaux. Aucune inscription requise.

  • Multiple speech bubbles in a gray background

    Fridays, May 24, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024
    3:00pm
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join our free English conversation group to practice speaking in English in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

    Rejoignez notre groupe de conversation en anglais gratuit pour pratiquer l'anglais dans une atmosphère détendue.

    Tous les niveaux sont les bienvenus à ce programme , inscription non requise.

  • Barrhaven Builders Club

    Friday May 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 3:30 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • Various colours of splattered paint. 2 speech bubbles: 1st says "Switching to Friday in May" and 2nd says "New featured craft each month"

    Friday May 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
    120 minutes

    Working on a craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Don't currently have a project? Try our featured craft project:

    • April 30th : draw your own 4-pannel comic strip (or "yonkoma")
    • May 24th : (to be determined)

    Share ideas and expertise or learn from your fellow enthusiasts. Or simply bond and make friends over common hobbies. For teens of all abilities. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, etc.

    Vous avez un projet d'art ou d'artisanat en cours? Apportez votre projet à la bibliothèque pour discuter tout en travaillant! Vous n'avez pas de projet présentement? Essayez notre projet vedette :

    • 30 avril : dessinez votre propre bande-dessinée à 4 cases (ou "yonkoma")
    • 24 mai : (à déterminer)

    Échangez des idées et conseils ou apprenez d'autres passionnés. Ou amusez-vous tout simplement avec des amis qui partage les mêmes passe-temps. Pour ados de tous les niveaux. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel supplémentaire pour : dessiner/colorier, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, etc.

  • Saturdays, May 25, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Participez à notre groupe de conversation, dans une ambiance amicale et décontractée, afin  d'améliorer vos habiletés à converser en français.

    Aucune inscription requise.

    Participate in our conversation group so that you can improve your French language conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

    No registration required.