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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.

  • Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 1:30pm
    120 minutes

    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.

  • National Indigenous History Month

    Saturday Jun 29, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Participants of all ages will learn the story behind one of history's oldest toys, the corn husk doll. They will learn the importance of community through these dolls. After talking about the traditional story students will be able to make their own corn husk doll.

  • Candyland game. / Jeu de Candyland

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Jul 04, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    18 sessions remaining

    Take a trip through a life-sized Candy Land game at the library. You will become the game piece as you follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises on your way to King Kandy’s Castle.

    All ages are welcome. Please pick one time slot and register one spot for each child and adult participating. 

  • Parenting in Ottawa

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    25 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.

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    Parenting in Ottawa
    Ottawa Public Health

  • Summer Reading

    Fridays, Jul 05, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    3:30pm
    90 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®! Drop-in program. Family program. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

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    Saturdays, Jul 06, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
    10:30am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Play card games, and board games at the library.

    Drop-in program. Ages 6-12.

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    Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Jul 29, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

    Drop-in program. Family program.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out!

    Drop-in. Family program for ages 4+. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch.

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

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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.