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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.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 7:00pm
    60 minutes

    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. 

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome! 

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

    Here's what we're reading spring/summer 2024:

    Please note: Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

  • Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Ages 4+. Launch yourself into Summer Reading and join the club! Today is a sign up day for you to discover a galaxy of programs and events coming up this summer at your library! Drop-in for fun, games and more. Drop-in anytime between 1 and 3 pm. 

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 7:00pm
    75 minutes

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier lundi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Meet new people and share the enjoyment of good books in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome!

    Drop-in every last Tuesday of the month between 6:30-7:30pm. 

    January 30th, February 27th, March 26th, April 30th, May 28th, and June 25th. 

    Books are available at the Metcalfe branch service hub. 

  • Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Ages 4+. Launch yourself into Summer Reading! Join the club and track your reading all summer long with us. Discover a galaxy of library summer programs and on this day, help us open the children's garden for the summer (weathering permitting). We will have games, garden planting and garden crafts. 

    Drop-in anytime between 1 pm to 3 pm. 

  • Wednesdays, Jul 03, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Silent Reading Café ​

    Join other readers in a cool and calm atmosphere perfect for reading peacefully.  Bring your lunch to our Silent Reading Café on the 2nd floor. 

    Drop-in​

    Wednesdays

    July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st ​

    August 14th and 21st ​

    12 pm - 2 pm

    August 7th​

    12 pm - 1 pm​

    ​Café des lecteurs

    Joignez-vous aux lecteurs de la communauté cet été.  Installez-vous dans une atmosphère calme et sereine afin de profiter d'une heure de dîner sur mesure pour les bibliophiles.

    Les mercredis

    Juillet: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

    Août: 14, 21

    Midi à 14 hrs

    Août: 7

    Midi à 13 hrs

  • Thursdays, Jul 04, 2024 - Dec 05, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. All are welcome! Drop-in program.

    This group meets the first Thursday of the month  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    July 4  "A World Elsewhere" by Wayne Johnston

    August 1  "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

    September 5 "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery

    October 3 "Peacekeeper's Daughter" by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allat

    November 7 "Fire Weather: the Making of the Beast" by John Vaillant

    December 5 "Fleishman is in Trouble" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Join us for Storytime with stories, songs and rhymes and a fun outdoor activity (weather permitting). Start time is 10:30 am. All ages.