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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.

  • a stack of board games

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program / Programme portes-ouvertes.

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

  • Mondays, Jun 24, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, this event provides an opportunity for local authors and others who enjoy good writing to discuss writing of all types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, dramatic scripts, graphic novels, etc.) Members will have the opportunity to share their writing and exchange useful feedback. Possible discussion may also include ideas related to publishing written work.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 3:00pm
    180 minutes

    Teens! Are you looking for a quiet study space during exams? We have you covered! We have reserved our meeting room as an extra quiet study space just for teens (although you are always welcome to study at the library anytime during opening hours).

    Les ados! Cherchez-vous un espace d'étude silencieux pendant les examens? Nous avons ce qu’il vous faut! Nous avons réservé notre salle de réunion en tant qu'espace d'étude particulièrement silencieux pour les ados (bien que vous êtes toujours le bienvenu à la bibliothèque à tout moment pendant les heures d'ouverture).

  • Graphic of people talking

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Pratiquez votre français dans un milieu décontracté. Niveau intermédiaire. 

    Nous avons un seul groupe de conversation pour tous les niveaux pendant mai et juin.

    Practice your French conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    We will be hosting one conversation group for all levels during May and June. 

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
    120 minutes

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • WOW event banner

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:00pm
    60 minutes

    Please join the library staff at the Main branch to learn about public library services in Canada and at the Ottawa Public Library. This tour will be conducted in English.

    Joignez-vous au personnel de la bibliothèque à la succursale Centrale pour vous familiariser avec les services des bibliothèques publiques au Canada et à la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa. La viste sera en anglais.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 4:30pm
    60 minutes

    Practice your English conversation skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. All levels are welcome to this drop-in program.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:00pm
    180 minutes

    For high school students.

    Come to the library for a quiet place to study. Tea, snacks, and relaxing music will be provided. All you need to bring is your study materials!

    Please note that no tutoring is offered during these sessions. They are meant to be self-directed study time.

    Pour les élèves du secondaire.

    Venez à la bibliothèque pour étudier au calme. Du thé, des en-cas et de la musique relaxante seront fournis. Tout ce que vous devez apporter, c'est votre matériel d'étude !

    Veuillez noter qu'aucun tutorat n'est proposé pendant ces sessions. Il s'agit d'un temps d'étude autonome.

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:15pm
    30 minutes

    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.  

  • Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 5:15pm
    30 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.