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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 Jul 20, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Join a band of adventurers as they set out from the seaside town of Dragonsbourne. This is part 2 of a continuing adventure that takes place in the location of Dragonsbourne, and its surroundings. This game is intended for teens who have played D&D before, but beginners are also welcome. Please bring a 2nd level character and dice. Pre-made characters and dice will be provided for those who do not have their own.  This game is intended for ages 13-17. 

  • Saturday Jul 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    75 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.


    Ce long métrage documentaire sur l’art, le militantisme et les personnes vivant avec un handicap propose un portrait à la fois intime et amusant de cinq artistes étonnants, y compris la réalisatrice Bonnie Sherr Klein. Avec un humoriste, une poétesse, un danseur et un sculpteur, Klein se rend dans diverses provinces canadiennes et aux États-Unis afin de créer des autoportraits aux multiples facettes. Un regard tendre et humoristique sur la passion de l’art et la vie avec un handicap, ses complications et ses richesses inattendues.

    2006. 1 h 11 min. Courtesy of the National Film Board. Gracieuseté de l'Office national du film.

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    Saturdays, Jul 20, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Play card game and board games at the library. For ages 8-18

    Viens jouer aux cartes et des jeux de société à la bibliothèque. Pour les 8 à 18 ans, 


  • Saturdays, Jul 20, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. For teens 13 to 18 years old.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us for open games of chess every Monday this summer. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours. Drop-in program. Ages 7+.

    Drop-in program.

    July 8
    July 15
    July 22
    July 29
    August 5 - Closed
    August 12
    August 19

  • Splashes of paint in various colours in front of craft supplies. "Teen crafternoon" title in white.

    Mondays, Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 19, 2024
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Come craft and experiment with various art techniques at the library!* Share ideas and expertise with other participants. Or simply bond and make friends over common hobbies. For teens of all levels of artistic ability. Drop-in program.

    *Extra supplies available on hand for: drawing/colouring, origami, scrapbooking/collage, sewing, knitting, embroidery, bracelet and jewelry making, etc.

    Venez bricoler et expérimenter avec diverses techniques artistiques à la bibliothèque!* Échangez idées et conseils avec autres participants. Ou amusez-vous tout simplement avec des amis qui partage les mêmes passe-temps. Pour ados de tous niveaux d'habilité artisitique. Activité portes-ouvertes.

    *Matériel disponibles pour : dessin/coloriage, origami, scrapbooking/collage, couture, tricot, broderie, création de bracelets et bijoux, etc.

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

    This session will cover education funding, budgeting while in school, repaying school debt, and some basics about credit.  

    Presented by the Credit Counselling Society.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Express yourself and come learn how to make your own “zine!" Zines are DIY, self-published, publications that can be about any interest, hobby, or fandom. Zines can feature of art, writing, or a mix of both. We will have all the needed materials on hand including paper, markers, coloured pencils, and collage materials.

    Exprimez vous-même et venez apprendre comment créer votre propre « zine ! » Les zines sont les publications bricolées et auto-publiées qui peuvent présenter n'importe quel intérêt, loisir, ou « fandom. » Les zines peuvent présenter des œuvres d'art, des écrits ou un mélange des deux. Nous allons avoir tous les matériaux à disposition - de papier, des marqueurs, des crayons de couleur et des matériaux pour le collage.

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 11:30am
    60 minutes

    Are you looking for a job? Applying for volunteer positions? Come learn all the necessary skills to do so at the St-Laurent Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, with a program offered in conjunction with BGC Ottawa.

    For ages 15-24. Please register for the program. Note that this is a program series, so please show up to each date below. There will be another series offered in August.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to create a resumé.

    Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Workshop on soft skills and first impressions.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 11:30-12:30: How to search and apply for jobs.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:30-12:30: Ready, Set, Interview time! Practice interview skills.

    For more information, please contact Jinny Caron, Provincial Youth Outreach Worker, 613-897-7306,

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    120 minutes

    22 sessions remaining

    Bring your knitting or crochet project and share advice, ideas and conversations with fellow enthusiasts.  For adults and teens of all abilities.  Drop-in.

    ***Note: No program December 26, 2023 and January 2, 2024


    Apportez votre projet de tricot ou de crochet afin d'échanger des conseils, des idées et converser avec d'autres passionnés.  Pour les adultes et adolescents de tous les niveaux.  Aucune inscription requise.

    ***Note: il n'y aura pas de programme le 26 décembre 2023 et le 2 janvier 2024