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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.

  • Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.

  • a stack of board games

    Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Do you love board games? Cards? Chess? Any game goes! We will provide an assortment of games, but you're welcome to bring your own board games, too.

    Drop-in program / Programme portes-ouvertes.

    Aimez-vous les jeux de société ? Jouer aux cartes ou aux échecs ? Vous choisissez le jeu ! Plusieurs options seront disponibles. Vous pouvez aussi apporter vos propres jeux.

  • Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - May 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    240 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Enjoy games and meet new friends. We will have tea, games, cards, puzzles and colouring books.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Come and join me for a relaxing evening creating a Stitched String art bookmark.

    Templates will be available, or create your own!

    Supplies will be provided.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes.

    Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think!

     No registration required. All are welcome!

  • Starry night storytime

    Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:30pm
    30 minutes

    Wear your pajamas, bring along your favourite stuffie, and come get cozy with us! Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and parents or caregivers.Drop-in program

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything.

    2020, 85 min, English– brought to you by the NFB
     

  • cercle de lecture vanier

    Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    7:00pm
    75 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    La succursale Vanier de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa invite les francophones et les francophiles de toutes générations à se joindre à un Cercle de Lecture. On y mettra l’accent sur les ouvrages écrits en français se rapportant à la francophonie canadienne. Chacune des personnes participantes aura le choix de présenter un livre de sa préférence, dans une atmosphère harmonieuse. Une animatrice en assurera le bon déroulement. Les rencontres du cercle auront lieu le dernier samedi de chaque mois (dès Octobre) de 19h à 20h15.

  • Tuesdays, Apr 30, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. 30 min. Registration required.