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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.

  • Fridays, May 03, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    4:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Come play Wii U with us.

    Don't know how to play?

    The teens running this program will be happy to help!

    Drop in!

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Join us for a special Star Wars themed edition of DIY Craft Day!

    Come and make a craft at the library.  We provide the supplies and you provide the creativity and imagination!

    Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    While supplies last. This program is best for ages 4-10.

    Drop-in program.

  • May the 4th Be With You

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    May the 4th Be With You...

    As we inspire learning, spark curiosity and connect people in this fun, free morning of information and demonstrations showcasing robotics design innovation from our own community.

    Learn about advances in robotics, smart mobility, and other next-gen technology from researchers, industry specialists, and local students. Check out STEM resources offered at the Library, and see OPL’s very own electric powered BiblioBike.

    In collaboration with Area X.O operated by Invest Ottawa, InDro Robotics, Algonquin College Robotics and Automation Program, and local school robotics clubs.

    Pour la journée Star Wars, le 4 mai, nous voulons vous inspirer à apprendre, piquer votre curiosité et favoriser les échanges en présentant des innovations robotiques conçues ici à Ottawa.

    Joignez-vous à la succursale Ruth-E.-Dickinson de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, à Zone X.O (exploitée par Investir Ottawa), à InDro Robotics, au programme de génie et d’automatisation du Collège Algonquin et à des clubs scolaires locaux de robotique pour une activité portes ouvertes amusante, gratuite et informative.

    Logo for AreaX

    Logo for Indro Robotics

    Logo for Algongquin College

  • Saturdays, May 04, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    On the first Saturday of the month starting in February 2024, wear your pajamas, bring along your favourite stuffie, and come get cozy with us!  

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and parents or caregivers.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 10:30am
    150 minutes

    This year, May the 4th is both Free Comic Book Day AND Star Wars Day! Stupendous!!

    While comic books are always free at the library (as long as you return them, of course) we also want to celebrate this occasion. So join us this morning at the library for some geeky (and family friendly) arts and crafts:

    • Super hero themed face painting (10:30 am to noon)
    • Star Wars themed colouring and crafts (10:30 to 1PM)
    • Make your own button with comic book art (10:30 to 1PM)

    Bonus points for anyone who shows up in costume or cosplay!!

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    These are the activities you are looking for.....at Richmond branch.  Let out your inner Droid, Stormtrooper, Wookie, etc and get creative!  Join us in celebrating Star Wars day the Jedi way!

    Saturday, May 4th, 2024 @ 11-1pm

    Richmond branch, OPL

  • colourful comic book explosion

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:00pm
    240 minutes

    Continue the Free Comic Book Day celebration with a comic book movie double feature!! (Bonus points for those who show up in costume or cosplay and pose for a picture in front of our green screen!)

    • Big Hero 6 (1PM to 2:45PM)
    • Intermission: cosplay picture time! (2:45PM to 3PM)
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (3PM to 4:40PM)

    Big Hero 6 movie poster        Mutant Mayhem - movie poster

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 6 - 12 years old (we will have crafts for younger siblings too).

    Learn to speak Wookie (or Wookie sounds): make your own loyal Droid Cubecraft; test a saber in dual circle; complete a scavenger hunt; learn the planets in the Star Wars universe; fly your plane through the death star and knock down some Stormtroopers. For the younger ones: make a Chewbacca puppet and a yoda or lei bun headband. Origami Yoda awaits you! (yes, we have to say it: May the 4th be with you!). 

    Please register. 

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturdays, May 04, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Our storytime welcomes and respects the needs of children aged 0-6 years living with developmental disabilities and/or Autism, who may face barriers related to sensory experiences, show signs of, or are at risk for a developmental delay.

    A family member must be present for the entirety of the event.

    Offered in partnership with Mothercraft Ottawa.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    135 minutes

    Celebrate "May the 4th Be With You" with a screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. 

    Rated PG.