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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.

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations - the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

  • Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    90 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Improve your French, share stories and make new friends!

    Améliorez votre français, partager des histoires et faites des amis!

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    75 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    90 minutes

    16 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • End table with book.

    Mondays, Feb 26, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    180 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Get feedback on your writing (any genre)and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss ideas about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

  • parents reading to children / des parents lisent à leurs enfants

    Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. 

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

  • parent and baby. parent et bébé.

    Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    30 minutes

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

  • Tuesday Feb 27, 2024 at 10:00am
    570 minutes

    Gotta catch 'em all!  We are celebrating International Pokémon Day! 

    Look for all the Pokémon hidden in the branch to solve the scavenger hunt.  Make a craft or colour a picture.  Stop buy the button making station and catch a button! 


  • 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.