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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.

  • Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 10:00am
    360 minutes

    Drop in to our branch during the day and exchange puzzles with other members of our community.

    Bring one, take one. Bring two, take two! 

    If you are ready to let go of some gently used puzzles ahead of time, please drop them off at the desk on the 2nd floor starting June 12th during opening hours. This will help us prepare for the big day!

  • Sensory Storytime, Mothercraft Ottawa

    Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    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.

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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.  

  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    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.

  • French Conversation Group

    Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your French conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment.

    7:00-7:45 pm    Beginner Group​

    7:45-8:30 pm         Intermediate Group

  • Monday Jun 17, 2024 at 7:45pm
    60 minutes

    Come draw, paint or sketch using different art mediums.  You are free to work on your own projects or create a new one.  Note that this is not an art lesson but rather an opportunity to try out different art material while meeting other teens who enjoy art.  Books and videos will be available to provide ideas and inspiration.  You can register for 1, 2 or all 4 sessions  For ages 13-17.

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    Venez dessiner ou peindre en utilisant différents médiums artistiques. Vous êtes libre de travailler sur vos propres projets ou d'en créer un nouveau. Ce n'est pas une leçon d'art, mais plutôt une occasion de tester différents matériels artistiques en rencontrant d'autres adolescents qui apprécient l'art. Des livres et des vidéos seront disponibles pour fournir des idées et de l'inspiration.  Vous pouvez vous inscrire à 1, 2 ou aux 4 sessions.  Pour les 13 à 17 ans.

  • Books

    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 10:00am
    90 minutes

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 23 avril –    Le malaimant par Michèle Vinet​

    le 21 mai –  La jeune fille à la tresse par Françoise de Luca​

    le 18 juin –  La petite lumière par Grégory Panaccione

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    Tuesday Jun 18, 2024 at 12:00pm
    180 minutes

    Stop by our Social Services table and chat with staff from the South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre (May 21st) and Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (June 18th). Learn about the various services offered by the health/resource centres and ask your questions about resources for free community programs, mental and physical health, parenting, housing, employment and more!

  • Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    2 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.

  • English Conversation Group

    Tuesdays, Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
    6:00pm
    90 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Practice your English conversation skills in a low-pressure, friendly environment. All levels are welcome.