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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.

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this informal self-guided program, adults are invited to discuss their favourite books and genres in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike traditional book clubs, no specific book is selected for each session. This is an opportunity for people to get together to talk about what they are reading and inspire each other's future reads. 

    Third Thursday evening of each month

    Drop-in

  • Thursdays, Mar 21, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Join us for a discussion of cookbooks and recipes. Try a recipe from each month’s cookbook selection and tell us what you think! ​
    All are welcome. 

  • Thursday Mar 21, 2024 at 7:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us to discuss books from the science fiction and fantasy genres each month.  All are welcome.  Registrants are responsible for securing a copy of the book to read or listen to.

    This month's book is Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join in stimulating discussions on selected titles in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere on the last Friday of the month.

  • image of wooden scrabble tiles beside image of stack of library books

    Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Vous aimez les jeux de société et les jeux de cartes? Vous souhaitez discuter de votre dernière lecture avec quelqu'un? Vous avez envie d'une partie de Scrabble, Carcasonne ou Mille bornes en français? Rejoingnez-nous pour cette rencontre informelle et amusante en langue française. 

  • Friday Mar 22, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Join us for an afternoon of relaxing zentangle fun!

    Learn how to zentangle and create a beautiful bookmark! All materials will be provided.

  • Fridays, Mar 22, 2024 - May 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Come engage in creative writing or academic writing!

    Each session starts with a 20-minute writing period, followed by a peer feedback session.

    You will need to bring the writing instruments of your choice (computer or pen and paper) so that we can write together.

    March 22; April 5 & 19; May 3, 17, 31

    Registration is required for this 6-session program series
     

  • Photograph of the Parliament Hill skyline taken between the end of the 19th century and 1916.

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    From the first known photograph of women playing hockey, taken at Rideau Hall...

    ...to Ontario's first women's hockey champions, the Ottawa Alerts...

    ...to Olympic figure-skating champion, Barbara Ann Scott (a.k.a "Canada's sweetheart")...

    Come learn about Ottawa's women on ice with guest speaker James Powell, author of the "Today in Ottawa's History" blog and several books.

    If you want to read more from James Powell, check out this list of his works in the Ottawa Public Library's collection!

  • Men sitting playing go game

    Saturdays, Mar 23, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
    2:00pm
    180 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Go Club (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organizes a series of workshops for people who want to improve their knowledge of the Go game. We will discuss various aspects of the game, do practical exercises and problems, explore and practice. Designed for beginners and intermediate players.

    Le Club de Go d'Ottawa (https://ottawagoclub.wixsite.com/ogcs) organise des ateliers pour tous ceux qui aimeraient approfondir leurs connaissances du jeu de Go. On y discute plusieurs aspects du jeu, on fait des exercices et des problèmes, on explore et on s’entraîne. Conçu pour les débutants et les intermédiaires.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Saturday Mar 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Participants will create textile landscapes on a canvas board using fabric, twine and glue.  Show off your artistic flair with your new masterpiece.