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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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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Code Sphero robots to complete different Olympic challenges (100cm race, obstacle course, figure skating routine) and learn the essentials of coding! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Are all rabbits the same? What do they need? What is a hare and where does it live? Does it have predators? As they explore these questions through games and investigations, kids can enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur through this program with the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

    Family program for ages 4+.

    This session is the same as the 10:30 am session. Using one library card, please only register for the children that are attending. To get a Library card, register online here: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/getacard

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    Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive 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! Family program for ages 4+.

  • Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? Join us for an afternoon of extraterrestrial crafting as we transform Barbie dolls into Aliens. Ages 10-17. Registration required.

  • Thursday Aug 01, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

     Climb on board my rocket ship,  3,2,1 Blast Off!

     What does it take to be an astronaut? We will read space travel stories and do a space related craft.

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Amir. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12. 

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 9-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 5th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 16th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    The YOU-nique program is all about empowering what makes you – and the animals around you - unique. Discover each animal's unique adaptation, how it makes them all special and how all the animals also benefit from each other's unique characteristics to overcome and problem-solve together. Family program for ages 4+. | Le programme YOU-nique, c’est la chance de faire briller ce qui te rend – tout comme les animaux qui t’entourent – unique. Découvre comment s’adapte chacun des animaux, ce qui les rend spéciaux et comment leurs caractéristiques propres leur permettent de s’entraider pour surmonter et régler leurs problèmes. Programme familial pour les 4 ans +  

  • Saturday Aug 03, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.

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    Tuesdays, Aug 06, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Reach up high. Touch the sky [Registration required]. Ages 2 to 6

    Join us for a cosmic adventure where we'll sing and dance to the music of the stars! Using scarves, rhythm sticks, shakers, and a parachute, we'll make the universe come alive with fun and movement.

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles [Inscription requise]. Pour les 2 à 6 ans

    Rejoignez-nous pour une aventure cosmique où nous chanterons et danserons au rythme de la musique des étoiles! Avec des foulards, des shakers, des bâtonnets rythmiques et un parachute, nous donnerons vie à l'univers avec plaisir et mouvement.