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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.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 10:15am
    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.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Fridays, Mar 15, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Do you enjoy reading mysteries? Share the enjoyment of good mysteries in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for discussion usually every third Friday of the month. 

  • Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Monday, May 20th, 2024 session has been rescheduled to Monday, May 27th, 2024. Same time. 

    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply. 

  • three books on the right stacked together

    Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024
    2:30pm
    90 minutes

    10 sessions remaining

    The Stittsville Library Book Club meet on the third Monday of most months and read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.  Registration is required.
     

  • End table with book.

    Mondays, Mar 18, 2024 - Jun 17, 2024
    7:00pm
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Partagez avec nous le plaisir des livres dans une ambiance détendue. Le 3e lundi soir de chaque mois. Bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

  • Books

    Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
    10:00am
    90 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Club de lecture RD 

    La succursale Ruth E. Dickinson invite les francophones et francophiles de Barrhaven à se joindre au nouveau Club de lecture RD.  Participez à nos rencontres sociales et discutez de livres de langue française.  Profitez aussi de présentations de nouvelles oeuvres, auteurs et des services disponibles aux lecteurs francophones et francophiles de la BPO. ​

    Les 3e mardis du mois de 10 h à 11 h.

    le 30 janvier, 2024 - Coup de coeur et choix de lecture.

    le 20 février, 2024 - Ru par Kim Thuy et Paul a un travail d'été par Michel Rabagliati

    le 19 mars, 2024 - Passion Simple par Annie Ernaux

    le 23 avril, 2024 - Titre à venir

    le 21 mai, 2024 - Titre à venir

    le 18 juin, 2024 - Titre à venir

  • Tuesdays, Mar 19, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
    11:00am
    90 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Meet up with other book lovers in the neighborhood and chat about your latest reads. 

    January 16th - Rocket Men by Robert Kurson

    February 20th - The Christie Affair by Nina Gramont

    March 19th - Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

    April 16th - The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

    May 21st - Blue by Danielle Steel

    June 18th - At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

    September 17th - The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray

    October 15th - Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    November 19th - Requiem by Frances Itani

    December 17th - The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan

  • magnifying glass on top of orange-tinted map of the earth

    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Continuing from the fall session, all aboard for the next leg of our tour around the world, with Japan, Mexico, and Sri Lanka! Join us the third Tuesday of each month until June 2024, where we will discuss a title set in a different country and/or written by a foreign author.

    When you register, we will reserve a copy of the book for you - no need to place a hold, unless you would like to enjoy the book in a different format. When you pick up your copy, you will receive a Reader's Passport to keep with you for the year, in which you may keep notes as you read, draw something from the book that has inspired you, or bring up points you'd like to discuss during the meeting.

    At every meeting you attend, bring your "passport" to have it stamped. We hope to see you well-traveled by summer 2024!

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Tuesday Mar 19, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    This beginner project is the perfect way to learn the basics of macramé. 

    We will use Creativebug to make a fun, textured piece that you can use as a keychain or wall decoration.

    Registration required.