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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.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Join us for a special program with Lola, from Ottawa Therapy Dogs.  We will have dog-themed books, followed by some time with our four legged friend.  For ages 6-12.

    Registration required.

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 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. 

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an open game of chess!

    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+. 

    Children's challenge!

    Adults are also welcome to challenge other adults!

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Join Luc Leduc, The Duke of Magic for an action packed, 45- minute bilingual magic show with a lot of audience participation. Family program for ages 4+. | Rejoignez Luc Leduc, Leduc de la magie, pour un spectacle de magie bilingue de 45 minutes, plein d'action et avec beaucoup de participation du public. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

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    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

  • Game On

    Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 4:30pm
    150 minutes

    Play card games, board games, or video games at the library.

    Drop-in program. 

    All are welcome. Registration not required. 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you? Registration required. Ages 8-12.

    we will be painting a galaxy beyond the window. 

    Qui sait où tes créations te mèneront? Inscription requise. Pour les 8 à 12 ans.

    Nous allons peindre une galaxie au-delà d’une fenêtre. 

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    This Family Storytime will take us into Canada's past with select historical objects from the Canadian Museum of History’s signature exhibition and the Canadian History Hall. Drop-in event starts at 10:30 am (30 minutes). 

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    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Donne vie à tes rêves de tes propres mains. Nous commencerons en dessinant et en créant des étoiles pour faire des vœux, puis nous apprendrons quelles constellations les étoiles peuvent former. Ensuite, tu feras un vœu sous une étoile filante. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans. Inscrivez-vous afin de réserver votre place. Nous accueillerons ceux sans réservation le jour de l'événement tout dépendant de nos capacités.

    Ce programme sera également offert le 9 août à la succursale Gloucester nord. 

    Make your dreams come true with your own hands. We will start by drawing and creating stars upon whitch to wish and we will learn what patterns can stars make. Then, will you make a wish upon a shooting star. Registration required. Ages 4-6. Register to reserve a spot. Drop-ins will be welcome on the day as space allows.

    This program will also be offered on August 9 at the North Gloucester branch. 

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    Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Parka, Parks Canada’s loveable mascot has gone missing! Let’s go on an adventure to find her. Along the way, we’ll learn some new skills and participate in activities that will get us up and moving! By the time the workshop is done you’ll be an expert in packing your backpack for an outdoor adventure, knowledge of local wildlife, building a campfire, and the constellations you can see in the night sky. Come adventure with us! For families 4+. /

    Parka, la mascotte adorable de Parcs Canada, a disparu ! Partons à l'aventure pour la retrouver. En chemin, nous apprendrons de nouvelles compétences et participerons à des activités qui nous feront bouger ! À la fin de l'atelier, vous serez un expert en préparation de votre sac à dos pour une aventure en plein air, en connaissances sur la faune locale, en construction d'un feu de camp et en identification des constellations visibles dans le ciel nocturne. Venez vivre l'aventure avec nous! Programme familial pour les 4+ ans.