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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.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program.

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

  • Children in space

    Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    11:00am
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in our children's area to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for parents/caregivers and young children. Drop-in program. Family program.

    Joignez-nous les mardis et les mercredis au département des enfants pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 11:30am
    45 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 23, 2024
    11:30am
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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, jcaron@bgcottawa.org.

  • Parenting in Ottawa

    Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    23 sessions remaining

    Speak, in person, with a Public Health Nurse to get support around infant feeding and parenting. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in during these hours. Learn ways to help your child eat healthy and be active Make sure your child is on track with their growth and development. In partnership with Ottawa Public Health.

    Related link
    Parenting in Ottawa
    Ottawa Public Health

  • children reading and studying

    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Come craft at the library. We have all the supplies you need to satisfy your creativity!

    Use your imagination and create with clay!

    Drop-in program.  All ages

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Want to learn more about your family history or getting stuck working on your family tree?  

    Drop-in to work on your family tree, share research strategies, and discover what resources are available for your research.  

    Specialists from the Ontario Genealogical Society Ottawa Branch and the Ottawa Public Library will answer questions and help you get the most from library resources.  

    Bring your laptop, tablet, or borrow a Chromebook from the library.  

    All welcome! 

  • Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and make a book tote! The club consists of four sessions over a one-week period. Must be able to commit to all four sessions. All supplies will be provided.

    For 13-17 years old (limited registration).

  • Two astronauts and an alien lifting weights

    Tuesdays, Jul 16, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Ages 6-12. 

    * No program on July 9. 

    Fête en blocs Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 6 à 12 ans.

    * Aucun programme le 9 juillet.