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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.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 10:00am
    120 minutes

    May the 4th Be With You… as we inspire learning, spark curiosity and connect people with information and demonstrations showcasing robotics design innovation from our own community. ​

    Join Ottawa Public Library Ruth E. Dickinson Branch, Area X.0 operated by Invest Ottawa, InDro Robotics, Algonquin College Engineering and Automation Program, and local school robotics clubs in this fun, free, and informative drop-in event. 

  • Saturdays, May 04, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
    10:15am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    On the first Saturday of the month starting in February 2024, 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.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 11:00am
    120 minutes

    These are the activities you are looking for.....at Richmond branch.  Let out your inner Droid, Stormtrooper, Wookie, etc and get creative!  Join us in celebrating Star Wars day the Jedi way!

    Saturday, May 4th, 2024 @ 11-1pm

    Richmond branch, OPL

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 6 - 12 years old (we will have crafts for younger siblings too).

    Learn to speak Wookie (or Wookie sounds): make your own loyal Droid Cubecraft; test a saber in dual circle; complete a scavenger hunt; learn the planets in the Star Wars universe; fly your plane through the death star and knock down some Stormtroopers. For the younger ones: make a Chewbacca puppet and a yoda or lei bun headband. Origami Yoda awaits you! (yes, we have to say it: May the 4th be with you!). 

    Please register. 

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    135 minutes

    Celebrate "May the 4th Be With You" with a screening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. 

    Rated PG.

  • Mondays, May 06, 2024 - May 27, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

  • Tuesdays, May 07, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
    10:15am
    45 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Aucune inscription requise. 

  • Tuesdays, May 07, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

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

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Tuesday May 07, 2024 at 6:30pm
    90 minutes

    Presented by Dying With Dignity Canada (Ottawa Chapter), End of Life Options (including MAiD) is a workshop to educate people about the options available to mitigate or end suffering at life's end, including palliative care, treatment options, and Medical Assistance In Dying (MAiD). Workshop includes the current legislation on MAiD, the process for applying in Ontario and explanation of the experience by a loved one.

    Registration is required as space is limited.

  • Wednesdays, May 08, 2024 - May 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages 0-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration required. Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants de 0 à 6 ans, accompagnés d'un parent ou d'un gardien. Inscription requise.