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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.

  • people joining hands to illustrate friendship

    Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Are you working from home and feeling lonely? 

    Are you looking to meet new people to share your past and new experiences?​

    Come to our Friend Speed Dating Event!​

    This event is intended for 40- to 50-year-olds. ​

  • Image of coffee cup and playing cards

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 25, 2024
    1:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Love to play cards? Seniors in Bells Corners are invited to join an informal card group. Play Euchre, Rummy, Hearts, Skip-Bo, and more! 

    Fourth Monday afternoon of each month

    In partnership with South Nepean Satellite Community Health Center

    Registration recommended, but drop-ins are welcome when space is available. 

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    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.

    Registration is limited. 

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Want your own website? Today's web-building technologies offer page templates, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, and instant web hosting. So, it's easy to create a website with no HTML coding being required. And it can be completely free. In this presentation, Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create a website from scratch and make content available on the Internet.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:15am
    30 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. 30 min. Registration required.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. Ages 0-18 months.

    Registration required.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

     In some Scandinavian folklore, gnomes were said to reside near houses, watch over families, and protect against bad luck. Now you can create your own home gnome, perfect for giving to loved ones or to reside over your own fireplace mantel, bookshelves, or home entrance. Join staff for an easy craft, good conversation, and a cozy atmosphere.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will make a gift box with rolled watercolour roses. Supplies will be provided.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 3:00pm
    60 minutes

    Looking to add to your to-be-read list? In a reading slump? Or simply like to discuss books?

    Join us for tea and a discussion about what we have been reading lately!

    Register to ensure your spot. Drop-ins welcome.

    The program will be held in Room 1B.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:30pm
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Parent at and Child Book Club

    Share the love of reading! This new book club is for kids 10-12 and a parent or guardian. Share a book together and then join for fun and a book chat. The first book will be kept at the information desk in the kids’ section for you to pick up and read prior to the first book club meeting.

    We will meet monthly on Tuesday at 6:30 (45 minutes)

    One registration per family.

    January 30th Smile by Raina Telgemeier

    February 27th The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    March 26th   Restart by Gordon Korman

    April 30th  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate