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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 Feb 21, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    Would you like to try yourself at an age-old tradition - Gond Art?

    Come and learn about imaginative, mystical paintings by the Gonds artists. Paintings that moved from the walls of the houses to paper and canvas.

    No experience required.

    All materials included.

  • Community Arts & Craft Swap

    Wednesdays, Feb 21, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    6:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    Got a portable craft project? Bring it along and chat with some fellow crafters while you work! Share your expertise if you're comfortable, and learn about what other folks are working on (or just make friends and bond over your latest tv show obsession)! Knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, beading, and more.

  • Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    45 minutes

    Are you a new library user and want to learn about what we offer at the Ottawa Public Library? Have you been an OPL member for years, but want to learn more about our collections, services, and programs? Join us to discover what you can access at your local library branch, and have a chance at winning some OPL merch! Registration encouraged but drop-ins always welcome.

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    Friday Feb 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of collage art at the North Gloucester branch! We will provide the paper, images, glue and scissors, just bring your creativity!

    Joignez-nous pour un après-midi de collage à la succursale Gloucester Nord! Nous allons fournir les ciseaux, la colle, les images et le papier, ne faites qu'apporter votre créativité!

  • Monday Mar 04, 2024 at 5:30pm
    90 minutes

    From a dot to a Pointillism.

    Come and join us for an evening of creating a Masterpiece using a simple dot. You do not have to be a Georges Seurat to produce a masterpiece.

    No experience required.

    All materials provided.

  • March Break - Off We Go!

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    We're on the move. VROOM, VROOM. We will be making musical instruments.

    Ages 4-6. Registration required.

  • March Break

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    Explore the furred, the feathered and the finned. Ages 7-12. 60 min. Registration required.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 13-18.

  • 4 teens thinking about programs

    Tuesday Mar 12, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Registration opens on Monday, February 26, 2024 - 10:00am

    A one-hour online workshop featuring a film industry professional who will share their own experiences in the industry and provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and television. Presented by REEL Canada. Ages 13-18.

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

    About the Speakers

    Kourtney Jackson is a Toronto-based writer and filmmaker interested in hybridized, experimental forms of storytelling that exist within and transcend the physical body. Centred in the socio-cultural collisions of subjectivity, surveillance, and societal prescriptions of identity, her films 1 versus 1 (2018) and Wash Day (2020) have screened locally and internationally at festivals including TIFF Next Wave, BlackStar Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (Ignite x Adobe), and many more. She currently works as a Program Coordinator at the OYA Black Arts Coalition.

    The workshop will be facilitated by Eric Bizzarri, who is an award-winning Canadian director and producer based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Future of Film Showcase, a film festival based in Toronto, ON.

  • March Break

    Thursday Mar 14, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this highly energetic and interactive dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+. Drop - in.

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