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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 Jun 01, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Registration required. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Alta Vista Branch

    Saturday, June 1st, 2024

    11:00 am

    English Program

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    “Show, don’t tell” is well-known advice in the writing world, but it’s often misunderstood. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the concepts of ‘showing’ and ‘telling’ to understand when to use each effectively, since good writing balances both. We’ll discuss common pitfalls with ‘telling’ and demonstrate practical techniques to ‘show’ more, creating a more immersive reader experience. After participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to show like a pro and tell really well.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    Growing vegetables in pots and bringing the outside in.

    Presentation by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Photos and narration from a river cruise that included, Prague, various stops in Germany and Austria and ending in Budapest, Hungary. There is a side trip to the Danube Gorge.

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group and the Orleans Photo Club.

  • The word "password" on letter tiles on a reddish background

    Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password.

    Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy, and free!

    ** Please note: You are not required to bring your laptop to the session.

  • Saturday Jun 01, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What did Ottawa look like millions of years ago? We can get a peek by looking at and studying ancient fossils found in this area of Ontario.

    This program will showcase Ottawa's Ordovician fauna through fossils. Discover more about the animals that lived here long ago by looking at real fossils, and learn what you can do to become a fossil hunter too!

    For ages 7 and up. Please register each participant for the program.

    Presented in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Natural History Society.

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 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.  

  • Mondays, Jun 03, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Avez-vous des enfants âgés de 5 à 8 ans ? Souhaitez-vous qu’ils lisent davantage en français? Si oui, rejoignez-vous à notre programme hebdomadaire Copains de lecture. Chaque enfant sera jumelé à un adolescent bénévole pour des séances de lecture à voix haute amusantes et interactives. Ensemble, ils partageront les joies de la lecture dans un environnement convivial, encourageant et enthousiaste.  Inscription requise.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure.

    Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

  • Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. 

    Join us in making a simple pointillism picture.  Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to try your hand at making your own.