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  • Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Mar 22, 2024
    45 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    This Winter, the Ottawa Public Library will be offering a bi-weekly Bilingual Family Storytime at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive. These Storytime programs will begin on Friday, January 12th, at 11am and will last for 45 minutes.  Join us for some wonderful stories, rhymes & rhythms, music & movement, and singing & dancing!

    Storytime Program Dates:

    • Friday, January 12th & 26th
    • Friday, February 9th & 23rd
    • Friday, March 8th & 22nd

    Cet hiver, la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa offrira un programme bilingue de l'Heure du conte en famille au Centre communautaire Hunt Cub Riverside Park, 3320 promenade Paul Anka. Ces programmes auront lieu un vendredi sur deux et la première session commencera le vendredi, 12 janvier à 11h00 et durera 45 minutes. Venez vous faire raconter des belles histroires et comptines, chantez, dansez, et participez à des activités de musique et de mouvement!

    Dates du programme de Contes en famille:

    • vendredi, le 12 & 26 janvier 
    • vendredi, le 9 & 23 février
    • vendredi, le 8 & 22 mars
  • Adult playing board game with children

    Fridays, Mar 08, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    A bi-weekly outing for home-schooling families. Board games, building blocks, LEGO bricks, and... as many books as you may want to read!
    For ages 5-12.

    Please note that staff will not supervise activities.


    Une sortie bi-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!
    Pour les enfants de 5 à 12 ans.

    Veuillez noter que les activités ne seront pas supervisées par le personnel.

  • Saturdays, Mar 09, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024
    90 minutes

    11 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.

  • Barrhaven Builders Club

    Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 10:00am
    150 minutes

    Create and build with Lego®!

    Drop in. Family program.   

    10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®!

    Portes ouvertes. Programme familial. 

     10h00 à 12h30. 

  • Saturdays, Mar 09, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, for children of all ages! | Rejoignez-nous pour des histoires, des chansons et des comptines, pour les enfants de tous âges!

  • Saturdays, Mar 09, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    30 minutes

    13 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

  • Child singing. Photos of movies encanto, frozen, the lion king. Text reads: sing-along cinema

    Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Come watch a family-friendly movie in English at the library and sing to your heart’s content as the lyrics appear on screen. Bring a friend, some snacks, a sleeping bag or comfy chair! Costumes are always welcome! 

    Every second Saturday of the month.

    *Please note : seating is on straight chairs, or on cushions on the floor. Feel free to bring your lawn chair for your comfort. 

    January 13 : Frozen

    February 10 : Lion King (animated version)

    March 9 : Encanto

  • March Break

    Mondays, Mar 11, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

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

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

  • Rabbit wearing glasses reading a book

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:15am
    45 minutes

    Get muddy with barnyard friends! Come join us for a farm-filled storytime with songs, rhymes, and dancing. Stay for a simple craft. ​

    Ages 0-6 years old.​

    Drop-in program.

  • March Break - Game On!

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Meet the amazing reptiles, small mammals, amphibians and invertebrates from a variety of ecosystems around the world. You’ll learn about their behaviour, their habitats, conservation, and why they got so big. You will also explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that reptiles, mammals and invertebrates have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? What do tarantulas do to protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts! Family program for ages 4+.

    Please note: This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen in the Hazeldean Program Room.