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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.

  • Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

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    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President and Orleans Photo Club Vice-president will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera to fit your budget and suit the style of photography that interests you. 

    Saturday April 20, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

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    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create their own picture using pebbles and sea glass.  Let the shapes of the pebbles guide you to personalize your unique work of art!

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Participants will consider the potential for disasters including winter storms, heat waves, power outages, floods, pandemics, and more, as well as the risks for seniors, and how to prepare themselves to be ready when emergencies occur.

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

    Learn how to create a plan to distribute assets, during life or upon death.

    What is estate planning?

    Estate planning process

    Key ideas

    Tools and aids

    Q&A

  • Mondays, Apr 22, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    Come and join us for the evening of learning how to crochet.

    Crochet is one of the arts that come under the category of the art of creating beauty with tread.

    From the beginner to the Amigurumi artist. Join us for a series of crochet programs.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Come and create an Upcycled Feather out of old denim.  These feathers can be used as bookmarks, or grouped together for an art piece.

    Supplies for Two feathers will be provided.

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Advance Care Planning is a workshop about making choices about how you would like to be cared for in the future, at a time when you are not able to speak for yourself. How to prepare an Advance Directive and choose a Power of Attorney for Personal Care are discussed. Materials include worksheets to identify and articulate one's beliefs about end of life care and choices around planning your own health care. Discussion will include how to talk to your loved ones about your health care wishes in the event of illness and unexpected physical events.