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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.

  • Friday May 03, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • penpal letters and pen

    Saturdays, May 04, 2024 - May 11, 2024
    11:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in Ireland? Are you interested in having a penpal abroad? If so then this program is for you! Please join us on Saturday May 4 or Saturday May 11 at 11:30 (30 min) in the meeting room to be matched with an Irish penpal and to create a letter! 

    Please note: Communications will be sent and received strictly through the library address. All letters will be monitored by library staff to ensure certain guidelines are followed in terms of appropriate language, content and to ensure that personally identifiable information is not shared. 

    Ages 8-13

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    This program is for adults only. 

    Join a professional from the Chartered Professional ​ Accountants of Canada to learn how to address age ​appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. Topics such as the evolution of financial decisions throughout childhood, giving allowances, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones, and virtual spending will be covered. ​

    Registration is limited. Please register online. 

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 6 - 12 years old (we will have crafts for younger siblings too).

    Learn to speak Wookie (or Wookie sounds): make your own loyal Droid Cubecraft; test a saber in dual circle; complete a scavenger hunt; learn the planets in the Star Wars universe; fly your plane through the death star and knock down some Stormtroopers. For the younger ones: make a Chewbacca puppet and a yoda or lei bun headband. Origami Yoda awaits you! (yes, we have to say it: May the 4th be with you!). 

    Please register. 

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:30pm
    45 minutes

    Join us for a celebration of gardens! We will be reading a  picture book, planting a mini-garden to take home and doing a plant related craft.

    Registration required.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 3:30pm
    45 minutes

    Rejoignez-nous pour une célébration des jardins! Ensemble, nous lirons un album, planterons un mini-jardin et ferons un bricolage en rapport avec les plantes.

    Inscription requise. 

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    Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!

  • Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos.  The lecture will cover tips on composition, depth of field, lighting, people pictures and how to avoid common pitfalls.  

    Presented by Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleands Photo Club.

  • two embroidered felt corner bookmarks

    Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  Participants will embroider a corner bookmark to take home!  All supplies are provided.