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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.

  • two children look at a rocket ship through a telescope.

    Thursday Aug 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you? Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    This program will also be offered at the St-Laurent branch on Thursday, August 8.

    Qui sait où tes créations te mèneront? Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.

    Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

    Ce programme sera aussi offert à la succursale St-Laurent le jeudi 8 août.

  • Thursday Aug 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Eye spy...a giant purple people eater! We will be searching for the hidden aliens through stories. Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

  • two pink paper roses

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting fun! We will be making paper roses. All materials will be provided. Please bring a bag to take your creation home.

  • summer reading club images

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • SRC webcard stargazing children

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    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.

  • Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 13-18. 

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Friday Aug 23, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure!

    Pars a la decouverte de l'espace!

  • Monday Aug 26, 2024 at 6:15pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, August 5, 2024 - 10:00am

    Join us for a special "drive-in" storytime full of stories, songs and a short movie. Children will make a cardboard box car that they can sit in and then bring home. All supplies are included. Ages 0-4, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 

    Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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    Rejoignez-nous pour une heure du conte spéciale pleine d'histoires, de chansons et d'un court métrage. Les enfants fabriqueront une voiture en carton dans laquelle ils pourront s'asseoir et qu'ils ramèneront à la maison. Toutes les fournitures sont incluses. Pour les 0 à 4 ans. accompagnés d’un parent ou d’un gardien.

    En utilisant une seule carte de bibliothèque, veuillez ne vous inscrire que pour les enfants présents. Pour obtenir une carte de bibliothèque, inscrivez-vous en ligne ici : https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/fr/obtenir-carte-de-biblioth%C3%A8que

  • Graphic of 4 adults smiling together

    Wednesday Aug 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a workshop from The Council on Aging of Ottawa / Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa. Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.

    Registration required

    Wednesday August 28, 1:00-3:00pm

  • Graphic of 4 adults smiling together

    Wednesday Aug 28, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for a workshop from The Council on Aging of Ottawa / Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa

    Participants will explore their current banking and shopping habits, learn how to safely bank and shop online, as well as when and how online banking and shopping can be helpful as an alternative to conventional methods.