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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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    Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 at 6:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

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    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
     minutes

    The Ottawa Public Library is happy to celebrate Seniors Month by offering programs for older adults every Wednesday in June, July and August.


    Participants will increase their knowledge related to mental wellness and resiliency as they age. Useful tools and ideas will be shared to help create tangible and concrete plans to support mental wellness.

    Registration required for Zoom link. Link will be sent via email.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL 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+.  Join us online by clicking the button below or register to receive an email reminder with the zoom link!

  • Wednesdays, Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    A Digital Story is a powerful Media and Digital Literacy activity, created by weaving digital photographs, video, voice, text and music into a digital video project. Participants will get the chance to reflect on the self and identity.

    This personal narrative documentary workshop provides an easily-accessible opportunity to reflect on your own strengths, culture, responsibilities, and dreams for your future.

    For ages 13-18. Returning film makers who participated last summer are welcome! Presented by Hands On Media.

    Each participant will need: One iPad, laptop, Chromebook or desktop computer.

    • Monday: Pre-Production: Brainstorming ideas, Storyboarding our narration.
    • Wednesday: Production: Photography Composition, collecting elements we need.
    • Friday: Post-Production: Recording our voice, using iMovie to edit, adding sound & titles.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

    This program is also available at the St-Laurent branch: Digital Storytelling – 3-day series

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Friday Jul 19, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is! Presented by Scientists in School. Ages 8-12.

    Registrants will be contacted before this program to arrange branch pick-up of a materials kit.  One kit per registrant.

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

    This session will cover education funding, budgeting while in school, repaying school debt, and some basics about credit.  

    Presented by the Credit Counselling Society.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Friday Jul 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 13-18. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 12th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 9th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    For absolutely anyone who wants to learn about makeup! We will go over foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and hopefully false lashes! We will also cover key products like primer, setting spray, and colour correctors. You don’t have to own any makeup to take this course, as you will get some useful tips and suggestions to build up your collection. If you already have makeup, you can pull it out and follow along with the tutorials! 

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

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

    People have been marveling at the night sky for millennia; it is a source of wonder for people of all ages and cultures. Through a series of fun challenges, participants will learn about the celestial objects and phenomena that can be observed with our own eyes or with the help of a telescope. Ages 13-18.

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 9-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 5th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 16th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom.