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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 Aug 10, 2024 at 11:00am
    180 minutes

    Interested in miniature gaming with toy soldiers? Join in to play science fiction, high fantasy and historical games. Presented by the Ottawa Miniatures Gamers.

    Drop-in program for ages 12 and up.

    All materials will be supplied.

  • Spaceship, hearts, and dice in pink and blue on black background.

    Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 1:30pm
    180 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Lasers & Feelings, a beginner-friendly science-fiction roleplaying game. Get ready to stretch your imagination muscles with a bit of storytelling, puzzles, aliens, and dice!
    Registration required (space is limited to 6 participants). Ages 10-14.

    Lasers & Feelings logo with hearts and a spaceship in pink and purple
    You are the crew of the interstellar scout ship Raptor. Your mission is to explore uncharted regions of space. Your ship captain, having suffered an attack by the strange psychic entity known as Something Else, is recovering in a medical pod. You must fend for yourselves (and keep the ship safe) while he recovers!

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Create and build with Lego® with us every Saturday this summer! Drop-in program. Ages 4-12.

    Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® tous les samedis cette été! Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 4 à 12 ans.

  • Saturday Aug 10, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Join us for an e-sports tournament where we play PS4 games such as NBA 2K24, FC Sports 24, and Rocket League. Afterwards, test your sports skills in the gym by playing a basketball tournament hosted by Manock Lual of Prezdential. Snacks provided.

    Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 2:30 to 4:30

    Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 2:30-4:30

    For teens aged 12-18.  


    Rejoignez-nous pour notre tournoi d'e-sports où nous jouons à des jeux PS4 tels que NBA 2K24, FC Sports 24, et Rocket League. Ensuite, testez vos compétences sportives dans le gymnase en participant à un tournoi de basket organisé par Manock Lual de Prezdential. Collations fournies.

    Pour les adolescents âgés de 12 à 18 ans.

    Le samedi 13 juillet 2024 de 14 h 30 à 16 h 30

    Le samedi 10 août 2024 de 14 h 30 à 16 h 30

  • Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    Join us for open games of chess every Monday this summer. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, this is a relaxed environment where everyone is welcome. Bring your own board or borrow one of ours.
    Drop-in program.
    Ages 8-18.

    July 8
    July 15
    July 22
    July 29
    August 5 - Closed
    August 12
    August 19

  • Munchkin board game; teenage mutant ninja turtles edition

    Monday Aug 12, 2024 at 2:30pm
    120 minutes

    Cowabunga, dudes!  Try out the classic board game Munchkin with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles twist.  This game combines the dungeon-exploring aspects of Munchkin with the characters and fighting styles of TMNT.  Players can play as the turtles, April, or Casey as they race to be the first one to reach the Level 10 Pizza Parlour, fighting monsters and collecting their loot along the way.

    Ages 13+.  Registration Required.  Spaces limited. 

  • Tuesday Aug 13, 2024 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    Bring your friends & family in for exciting card & board games! We have many to choose from including Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, King of Tokyo, Dutch Blitz, Bananagrams, Scrabble, Monopoly, Checkers, Chess, & more! You are also welcome to bring your own games. 

    Second Tuesday evening of each month


  • Thursday Aug 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of giant size board game fun! Play some classic oversized games like Connect Four, Guess Who? and Tic Tac Toe. In Candyland you will be the live game piece on a giant game board. All ages welcome.

  • Thursday Aug 15, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    For ages 13-17.  The Ruth E. Dickinson branch is closing and you and your friends are still in the library working quietly on your summer school project. Mr.Lemoncello has begun his closing procedures and forgot to check the back area where you and your friends have been working. He sets the alarm and leaves for the day. You and your friends get up to leave and notice the library is locked and the alarm is set. This isn’t the first time this has happened, so Mr. Lemoncello has a “Breakout” procedure for those locked in the library that he left near the entrance. Can you and your friends breakout in time for dinner? Registration required.

  • hand holding dice

    Friday Aug 16, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 9-12. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 5th from 2-4 pm

    Session 2: Friday August 2nd from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom.