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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 May 03, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Join us on Friday afternoons to explore the art of drawing and mark-making as a form of mindfulness. Each session will focus on a different creative technique that we can use to create beautiful art. But if you would just like to sit and colour while sipping some hot chocolate or herbal tea, then please do!

    All skill levels are welcome!
    All materials and refreshments will be provided for participants.

  • May the 4th Be With You

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

    May the 4th Be With You...

    As we inspire learning, spark curiosity and connect people in this fun, free morning of information and demonstrations showcasing robotics design innovation from our own community.

    Learn about advances in robotics, smart mobility, and other next-gen technology from researchers, industry specialists, and local students. Check out STEM resources offered at the Library, and see OPL’s very own electric powered BiblioBike.

    In collaboration with Area X.O operated by Invest Ottawa, InDro Robotics, Algonquin College Robotics and Automation Program, and local school robotics clubs.

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    Logo for Indro Robotics

    Logo for Algongquin College

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

    Are you trying to raise money-smart kids?

    Scott G. Elliott, CPA, will provide information and tips to help you raise kids who are financially independent and responsible.

    Topics will include: 

    Age appropriate teaching for young children, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults 

    The evolution of financial decisions throughout childhood 

    Tips on giving allowance, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones and virtual spending

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

    Bring some plants… take some plants!

    Chat with other avid gardeners and pick up a few books.

    Amenez vos plantes et repartez avec d'autres variétés!

    Partagez vos connaisances avec d'autres jardiniers et ramassez quelques livres

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

    This program is for adults only. 

    Join a professional from the Chartered Professional ​ Accountants of Canada to learn how to address age ​appropriate money-related topics with young kids, pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults. Topics such as the evolution of financial decisions throughout childhood, giving allowances, budgeting, credit cards, cell phones, and virtual spending will be covered. ​

    Registration is limited. Please register online. 

  • 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.

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

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    Sundays, May 05, 2024 - Sep 01, 2024
    1:00pm
    210 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Municipal Liaisons of NaNoWriMo would like to invite you to join them for a monthly recurring write-in to help you keep up your writing habits during the months that are not November.

    Bring your pen, paper, laptop, ideas, write besides other writers and participate in challenges! 

  • Mondays, May 06, 2024 - Jun 03, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join author Michael F. Stewart for an evening of shared writing, support, and constructive criticism from peers. No experience necessary, all forms of writing welcome.

  • Web banner for hobbies and crafts

    Monday May 06, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Create a decorative patio lantern with a mason jar, tissue paper, flowers or leaves. Perfect for your outdoor setting!