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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.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background

    Fridays, May 10, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    11:00am
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • Sleuth Hounds

    Saturdays, May 11, 2024 - May 25, 2024
    10:00am
    135 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The program aims to help children practice and improve their reading skills! Children will receive individualized reading help and encouragement. Ages 6-12. Online Registration Required / Ce programme contribue au développement de la lecture chez les jeunes en favorisant l'accompagnement comme moyen privilégié d'apprentissage et de partage. Pour les 6-12 ans. Inscription en ligne requise

    Step 1. Register for program / Étape 1: S'inscrire au programme.

    Step 2. You will be added to the wait list. / Étape 2: Vous serez ajouté à la liste d'attente.

    Step 3. An employee will contact you to complete the registration. / Étape 3: Un employé communiquera avec vous pour compléter l'enregistrement.

  • Saturdays, May 11, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

    ***CANCEL *** Saturday April 13, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. ***CANCEL ***

    Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. 

    ***ANNULER*** Le samedi 13 avril 2024 à 10 h 30 ***ANNULER***

    Le samedi 11 mai 2024 à 10 h 30

    Le samedi 8 juin 2024 à 10 h 30

  • Saturday May 11, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Come watch a FREE screening of fun, family-friendly movies at the St-Laurent Library. Popcorn and snacks provided. All ages are welcome.​​

    Encanto (2021) 1 h 30 min - PG​

    Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.​

    Le film sera visionné en anglais ​/ Movie will be shown in English

    The Madrigals live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal, every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope.

  • Tuesdays, May 14, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    5:30pm
    150 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • National Canadian Film Day 2024

    Friday May 17, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to celebrate National Canadian Film Day by watching Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe.

    Based on the life and career of legendary Canadian children’s entertainer Ernie Coombs—or, as he is more commonly known by millions of fans, Mr. Dressup. The documentary celebrates the origins and history of one of Canada’s most beloved CBC children shows, Mr. Dressup, which enriched the lives of five generations.

    Rated: PG
    Run time: 90 minutes

    In partnership with REEL CANADA

  • Saturdays, May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
    10:00am
    420 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Spring Plant Swap

    Stittsville Branch, 1637 Stittsville Main

    May 18th & 19th from 10-5

    Chat with other avid gardeners, pick up a few books, and swap some of your plants for ours!

  • Saturday May 25, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Cuentos, rimas y canciones para niños de todas las edades, acompañados de un padre o guardian. No necesita inscribirse.

  • lego

    Monday Jun 03, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

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

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

  • lego

    Friday Jun 07, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

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

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