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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.

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Ages 6-12. Learn to play with Rory’s Story Cubes. Join us and get creative with our storytelling game.

    Please register for this program. 

  • March Break logo and ball of yarn

    Wednesdays, Mar 13, 2024 - Mar 14, 2024
    12:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Drop-in and learn to knit or crochet with Sunnyside's awesome Knit and Knatter club regulars!  

    We will provide yarn, needles, and crochet hooks. For children and teens ages 6 and up.

    Registration is required for each of the days you intend to attend. 

    Wednesday March 13, 12pm-2pm

    and

    Thursday March 14, 12pm-2pm

  • Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Are you interested in learning to knit? Our knitting and crochet club is willing to show you how! Come and meet our knitting experts! We will provide yarn and needles.

    For ages 10 years old and up.

    Etes-vous intéressé(e) à apprendre à tricoter? Notre club de tricot et crochet est prêt à vous montrer comment faire! Venez rencontrer nos expertes en tricot! Nous fournissons la laine et les aiguilles.

    Pour 10 ans et plus.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 1:30pm
    50 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Picture of a dog with text "Dog Buddies"

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Join the Ottawa Humane Society and learn to be a good buddy to dogs! Participants will learn how to safely approach a dog, what to do if they ever feel afraid around a dog, and explore bite-prevention tips through role-playing scenarios. Family program for ages 4+. Registration required. 

    Depending on availability, a temperament-tested volunteer dog might might join us!

  • view of an airplane flying in a tropical sky, overlaid with three open padlocks

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you like solving puzzles?

    It's March Break and an eccentric relative has invited you on a surprise holiday someplace warm - if you can figure out the clues at the airport!

    Work together with other teens to solve the clues and unlock the way to your sunny escape!

    Ages: 12 to 18

  • Children are jumping through the book into another world.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Explore the lives of the furred, the feathered, and the finned. Registration required. Ages 7-9.

    We will learn curious facts about animal tracks and even go on an expedition within the library!

    Explorez les vies de nos amis à plumes, poils et nageoires. Inscription requise. Pour les 7 à 9 ans.

    Nous allons apprendre des faits curieux sur les traces d'animaux, et nous allons même faire une expedition dans la bibliothèque !

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy. As Albert Einstein said: “The greatest scientists are always artists as well!” Presented by Scientists in Schools. Ages 8-12.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

    Parrot Partners is the only rehabilitation program for Parrots in Canada that combines professional training, education, and rehabilitation in the charitable service of relinquished and misunderstood parrots. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Wednesday Mar 13, 2024 at 2:00pm
    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 +