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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.

  • Saturdays, Apr 13, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Drop in for preschool fun! Play with puppets, crafts, building blocks, and more. **Note : on the first Saturday of the month, Play Day is replaced with Saturday Stuffed Animal Storytime until 10:45am, after which we do take the toys out to play as usual.


    Un programme portes ouvertes pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire! Venez jouer avec des marionnettes, des blocs de construction, du bricolage, et plus encore! **Notez bien : le premier samedi de chaque mois, 'On joue' est remplacé par une heure du conte en anglais jusqu'à environ 10:45am, après quoi nous sortons les jouets jusqu'à 11h30 comme à l'habitude.

  • Saturdays, Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Join Phil Jenkins, a celebrated historian, author, columnist, lecturer, and multifaceted musician and songwriter, as he delves into the profound impact of immigration on our city's rich history.

    Registration is required

  • Adult reading to a group of children

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    30 minutes

    15 sessions remaining

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

    **Please note : 

    -No programming on March 4 and 6 (week *before* March Break)

    -March Break : this program will occur as usual, followed by a craft activity (suitable for ages 4 and up, as supplies last).

  • Adult playing board game with children

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    150 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    A weekly outing for home-schooling families. Board games, building blocks, LEGO® bricks, and... as many books as you may want to read!

    NOTE : during March Break, this room will be open to all! A structured activity is likely to be planned. Stay tuned.


    Une belle sortie hebdomadaire pour les  familles qui font l'école à la maison. Jeux de société, blocs LEGO® et... autant de livres que tu désires en lire!

    À noter : durant la semaine de relâche de mars, cette salle sera ouverte à tous! Il est possible qu'une activité avec animation soit planifiée. À suivre!

  • Chess set

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Interested in chess and looking for new opponenents? 

    Teen volunteers will be on hand to help those who are learning!

    Reserved for players aged between 7-17.

  • child and adult playing with Lego bricks

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    90 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Create and build with Lego®, Magna Tiles, blocks, etc.! We provide the toys, you bring your imagination! Ages 6 and up. Adult supervision is required.

    À vos Lego®, Magna Tiles, et autres jouets de construction! Nous fournissons les matériaux, vous apportez votre imagination! 6 ans et plus. Les adultes doivent superviser les enfants à leur charge.

  • Jumanji film poster

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come watch the movie Jumanji with us in a relaxed atmosphere! Which of the two movies is best? 

    You can bring your lawn chair and a blanket for extra comfort if you like :)

    *organized by the Teen volunteers of the Sunnyside Library.

  • Happiness Book Club on yellow background. mage of the The Happiness Project is pictured

    Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    60 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Happiness Habits 613 and Ottawa Public Library present: Happiness Book Club

    Meet new people and join in discussions on selected non-fiction titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

    April title: The Happiness Project, Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

    Happiness Habits 613 is a grassroots crew in Ottawa cultivating healthy habits using the 9 pillars of happiness: altruism, connection, gratitude, movement, mindfulness, minimalism, nature, nutrition and purpose.

  • Adult reading a book to baby

    Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    25 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months.

    **Please note : this program takes a break on the first two weeks of March '24. It resumes on March 19th.


    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0 à 18 mois.

    **À noter : ce programme fera relâche les deux premières semaines de mars 2024. De retour le 19 mars.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 16, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
    60 minutes

    9 sessions remaining

    Practice English and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

    Margaret is an accredited teacher of English as a Second Language with more than 8 years experience in teaching adults who are new to Canada. Margaret endeavours to assist English learners strengthen their language skills through engaging conversations and discussions of some of the practical and cultural intricacies of living in Canada.